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Health Services

Health Services provides students with direct and preventive care, health counseling, and education outreach.


  • During term: Administrative office hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm, closed daily for lunch noon–1:00 PM
  • Summer/FWT: closed


Student Health Center, located between the EAC and the Meyer Rec Barn.

The Barn on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (please schedule here).



For general inquiries or to schedule an appointment:

Health Services: What We Do

Health Services provides students with direct and preventive care, health counseling, and education outreach. Its staff includes physicians, registered nurses, and a women's health nurse practitioner.

The Health Services staff can prescribe medication and refill existing prescriptions. Health Services is also responsible for issuing health-related alerts and communication to the Bennington community. Free safe sex and first aid supplies are available to students from Health Services, as well as in the student houses.

Health Services staff provides services one would expect at family practices in Vermont, such as “well” visits (check-ups and physicals), evaluation and management of acute and chronic medical problems, coordination of care with home physicians, health counseling, specialist referrals when necessary, some laboratory tests, and prescriptions for medications. Nutritional consultation is also available to students through Health Services. The services of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) in Bennington are used as needed for laboratory tests, x-rays, emergency care, and specialist consultation.

Health Insurance

All full-time Bennington College students must be covered by a health insurance policy. Unfortunately, the previously offered plan and other College-sponsored insurance plans are no longer available. Student must provide their own insurance coverage. It is the responsibility of the policyholder/student to inquire with a provider about whether they take their insurance and whether prior authorization by their primary care provider or insurance carrier is necessary for services away from home. Students need to provide Proof of Insurance with a copy of their insurance card to the school and need to plan accordingly to pay their bill.

TimelyCare Telehealth

In addition to our services in the Health Center, we are connected to TimelyCare, which provides 24/7 support. For more intensive concerns, referrals for consultation by outside providers are made when appropriate. During non-term times, information is provided for students needing health care locally.


Appointments are required, and can be made in person, by email, or by the self-appointment link

Who We Are

Dianne Villiani
Dianne Villiani, MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
Student Health Center

Dianne (she/her) received her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Vermont over ten years ago. As a Nurse Practitioner, Dianne practices a patient-centered model of care. She provides care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values. 

Dianne’s role on campus is to be your primary care provider away from home. Her goal is to ensure that all Bennington students feel seen and valued. She believes healing begins with trust and thrives with acceptance, and her intention is to empower patients to be active participants in their care.

If she’s not at the office, you can probably find Dianne hiking with her two little dogs, traveling or spending as much time as possible with her adult children.

Schedule with Diane here

Caitlin Tilley
Caitlin Tilley, BSN, RN, CEN
Registered Nurse
Student Health Center

Caitlin (she/her) has over a decade of experience as a Registered Nurse and is excited to provide care to the Bennington College community. She has focused much of her career on creating welcoming, accessible care environments in an effort to diminish health disparities. She is looking forward to learning more about how we can better meet the needs of the students at Bennington. 

She will be available to support in-person needs at the health center, as well as rotating hours in the Barn with student life during term. She can support you in learning how to achieve your health and wellness goals, navigating acute or chronic conditions, acting as an advocate, understanding insurance benefits and answering any questions you may have. 

Outside of work, she is actively involved in the dog training community and spends most of her time with her three German Shepherds. 

Schedule with Caitlin here

Diane Perry
Diane Perry
Administrative Assistant
Student Health Center

Diane (she/her) has multiple years of experience bringing support to not only the health services and CAPS teams, but to each and every student who walks into the door. She is passionate about supporting her team and the students at Bennington; something that is clear to everyone who meets her. When away from work, she enjoys the company of her family and her new puppy.