Health & Wellness Center



The Sarah Lawrence College Health & Wellness Center provides compassionate, confidential care for students’ medical and psychological health concerns.

In addition to coverage for routine, preventative, and urgent care, the Health and Wellness Center offers educational programs on medical and psychological health issues and will provide referrals for long-term medical or psychological treatment when necessary.

Location, Hours & Appointments

The Health & Wellness Center is located in Lyles House, near Westlands Gate at Mead Way and Boulder Trail.

The Health & Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. When the Center is closed, students can call Westlands Desk at 914.395.2222 (on-campus, use ext. 2222) for urgent medical and mental health needs.

Appointments can be made online. For questions about appointments or services, please call the receptionist at 914.395.2350.

Medical Services

The Sarah Lawrence Medical Services staff is trained to understand and treat problems that relate to college-age students and their lifestyles. Medical Services is staffed primarily by Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) and registered nurses; local physicians affiliated with NYP Lawrence Hospital provide consultation to the nurses and FNPs. The Medical Services staff can:

  • Diagnose and treat short-term illnesses and minor injuries
  • Prescribe common medications for acute illness
  • Give vaccinations
  • Perform routine lab work
  • Test for and treat sexually transmitted diseases
  • Perform annual gynecological exams and address gynecological problems and concerns
  • Provide birth control, including emergency contraception, contraceptive injections, and prescriptions for oral contraception

Counseling & Psychological Services

The Sarah Lawrence Counseling & Psychological Services staff includes licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and a part-time psychiatrist specifically trained to work with college-age individuals.

For Psychological Services Practitioners: If you would like to refer your Sarah Lawrence student for a medication evaluation with our psychiatrist, please download and complete a Mental Health Treatment History form.

Wellness Services

Our Wellness Room, located on the 2nd floor of the Health & Wellness Center, provides students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to recharge and relax through the use of mindfulness recordings, full-spectrum light therapy, and massage chair sessions.

We also offer regular DeStress with Pets and Ask a Nurse programs, as opportunities for campus community members to engage with wellness activities outside of the Health & Wellness Center.

For students who are interested in smoking cessation, the Health & Wellness Center offers the American Lung Association FreshStart program, including free nicotine replacement therapy and one-on-one nursing support.

Our Certified Peer Health Educator program is available for all students who are interested in partnering with the Health & Wellness Center to around health programming and educational events.

Medical Transport Services

Medical Transport is available to students, faculty, and staff with documented disabilities or medical conditions and who need help getting around the Sarah Lawrence campus.

Learn more about Disability Services provided at Sarah Lawrence College, or visit MySLC for information on procedures for requesting and using Medical Transport.

Health & Wellness Fees

On-campus services for routine care are provided at no cost.

In-house lab tests, vaccinations, and some medications are provided for a fee. Medications not available at the Health and Wellness Center can be purchased at a pharmacy and may be covered by insurance, depending on students’ insurance plans.

Off-campus diagnostic services (including laboratory tests, X-rays, and diagnostic procedures) and consultations with off-campus specialists are covered under Sarah Lawrence insurance only after the Health and Wellness Center staff makes a referral.

Students who waive Sarah Lawrence insurance should check with their own insurance companies regarding coverage.

Student Health Insurance

Sarah Lawrence College requires all students to carry adequate medical insurance to help cover treatment that is not offered at the Health and Wellness Center.

The Student Health Insurance Plan provides affordable coverage for a 12-month period, which runs from August 15 through August 14 of the following year. The plan includes a local and national network of preferred providers.

Visit the University Health Plans website to view plan information, check eligibility status, view claims, and locate participating providers.