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Health Related Services

AIDS and HIV Information and Testing

Testing and counseling can be arranged at the Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North Street, Pittsfield (413)447-2000.  Free testing is available at the State Clinic, 510 North Street, Pittsfield (413)447-2654.  National AIDS Hotline (800)342-2437 (English), (800)344-7432 (Spanish). nAt select times, testing is also provided on campus. Contact MCLA Health Services at ext. 5231 for additional information.

Brien Mental Health Center

124 American Legion Drive, North Adams. This center provides many services such as crisis, psychiatric, outpatient and continuing care; child and adolescent care, and substance abuse services.

Counseling Center in the Berkshires

111 North Street, Williamstown, (413)458‑3279, and 34 Depot Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield, (413)499-4090.  A pastoral counseling center, providing individual, couple, and family psychotherapy, including work with stress and anxiety related issues, grief management, and self‑destructive behavior.  Most major insurance and HMO plans accepted.

Howland Associates

85 Main Street, Suite 202, North Adams, (413)664-4600. Provides a broad range of psychological services.

Siracusa Associates Behavioral Health

681 Simonds Road, Williamstown, MA, (413) 458-9600. In addition to psychotherapy, a broad range of related psychological services are available including psychological testing, vocational assessment, divorce and custody mediation, parent coordination, anger management, team building, staff retreats, workplace conflict resolution, consultation to schools and human service agencies, Critical Incidence Stress Management (CISM), and training or workshops on issues related to personal development and problems of daily life.

Tapestry Health Systems

77 Hospital Drive, Suite 210 , North Adams, (413)664-5659.  Hours:  Every other Wednesday, 10:00 am - 4:45 pm. The agency provides gynecological diagnostic services, birth control supplies, and all types of counseling concerning contraceptives, problem pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and other areas of human sexuality.  Fees for gynecological exams, pregnancy and HIV testing and referral services are based on a sliding scale and Medicaid is accepted.  Tapestry Health Clinics are also located in Pittsfield, (413)443-2844) and Great Barrington (413)528-4238.

Liferight

57 Main St., Room 208, North Adams, (413)664‑4106. Pro‑life group offering counseling and pregnancy tests. The agency assists with maternity care and baby items, financial assistance, home placements, and alternatives to abortion.

North Adams Regional Hospital

Hospital Ave., North Adams, (413)663‑3701. Students utilize the NARH emergency room for medical emergencies and when the College Health Services are not available. Students can receive free care on campus including assessment, various cultures and medication and should avoid use of the hospital emergency room for non‑emergency care.

STD Information Hotline

(800)227-8922

Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance

Berkshire County District Attorney's Office, 7 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.  Provides direct assistance to crime victims including referrals to appropriate programs and service providers and information and advocacy to help victims better understand the justice system.  Call the Hotline at (413)442-6000.

Women's Services and Rape Crisis at the Elizabeth Freeman Center

85 Main St., North Adams, (413)663‑9709, 24‑hour services are available at 43 Francis Avenue, Pittsfield, (413)499‑2425.  Provides support group for women in transition, job and career counseling, and short‑term crisis counseling and rape victims counseling and advocacy. Assists with legal problems, especially concerning divorce and separation and serves as a liaison with a lesbian support group in the area.  Also sponsors the Hand-in-Hand program for children who witness domestic violence.  (413) 663-9709 is a 24-hour hotline.