Health Requirements

To protect and ensure the health of everyone in the campus community, we have established certain health requirements that allow us to do our best for you. These requirements must be met before your arrival if you wish to occupy campus housing or register for classes. It will take more time than you think to get a physical, collect your health information, and complete the required immunizations, so please get started as soon as possible.

Health forms are due at Health Services by May 15. The Health Center closes for the summer at the end of May and does not offer inoculations during the summer. Forms can be faxed to 802-440-4427. The health form includes the following requirements:

  • Health history
  • Physical examination
  • Immunization record
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Consent for treatment

Health insurance All full-time Bennington College students must be covered by a health insurance policy and have that policy on file with the Health Center. As you consider the best option for your student’s health coverage, please keep in mind that the Bennington College Health Center charges usual and customary fees, just like any private doctor’s office. We suggest that you contact potential insurance carriers to understand their In-Network and Out-of-Network coverage. For more information, including some options for finding insurance coverage, visit the Student Health Insurance page on our website.

Please provide the details of your policy on the Proof of Insurance form. For new students, Proof of Insurance should be provided on page 8 of the Health forms. Students are required to provide information on any change in insurance to the College. If at any time your policy changes, images of the insurance card front and back can be emailed to healthservices@bennington.edu

Health Services does not hold office hours during the summer term—during the summer term students should follow the following procedures for medical care:

  • For emergencies, go directly to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department.
  • For nonemergencies, students may contact Dr. Randy Anselmo between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm by calling Campus Safety (x0 from any campus phone). More often than not, Randy can see students within a day or two. When Randy is not available he can assist in securing an appointment with a local physician.
  • Alternatively for nonemergencies, students can consult SVMC’s Find a Doctor listings. Click on a doctor's name to see profile and availability for taking new patients.