Health Services


  • During term: Administrative office hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, closed daily for lunch 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Summer/FWT: closed


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



For general inquiries or to schedule an appointment:

  • Call 802-440-4426 or email
  • For insurance inquiries only, send an email
  • For online payments, visit online.


What We Do


Care during summer and FWT


Health Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Health Insurance



Local Health Care Providers

Information for Families

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Health Services provides students with direct and preventive care, health counseling, and education outreach. Its staff includes physicians, registered nurses, 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.

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.

Physicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and make referrals for consultation by outside providers when appropriate. During non-term times, information is provided for students needing health care locally.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-in visits are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and as dictated by the urgency of the presenting problem. Appointments can be made in person, by using any of the contact methods.

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Randall Anselmo, MD
Director of Health Services
Student Health Center

Dr. Anselmo is a board-certified Family Practitioner whose focus for the past 17 years has been on working with young adults as the Director of Health Services at Bennington College. He also works part time at Skidmore College, Mountain Medical Services, Northshire Medical Center, PWNHealth, has a small private practice, volunteers at the Bennington Free Clinic, and is founder of BeWell.MD. He has a special interest in the health effects of stress, and has led numerous workshops in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He lives in North Bennington with his two daughters, and enjoys handmade music, sailing, skiing and everything else the great outdoors has to offer.

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Diane Perry
Health and Psychological Services Administrative Assistant
Student Health Center
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Kathleen Atkins, RN
Per diem nurse
Student Center
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Keri Noel, NP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Student Health Center

Keri Noel is a Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse with dual board certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) through the ANCC. She graduated with a masters in nursing and FNP degree through The Sage Colleges of Troy NY and obtained her PMHNP post graduate certification through Johns Hopkins University. Keri lives in Pownal, VT with her husband and children and enjoys the outdoors, hiking, biking, gardening and meditation.