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Monday: 9am – 4pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Closed on Friday
In the health center, services are provided with a focus on individual wellness and overall prevention. The nurse, Sheryl Max, R.N., is on campus Monday – Thursday, during the academic year, to assist students with any health-related concerns. Sheryl can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 978-921-4242, ext. 1300. Sheryl’s office is located in the Student Affairs suite on the first floor of Hardie.
The school nurse is available to treat minor illness, injuries, and concerns. No appointment is necessary, as students are treated on a walk-in basis and all visits are welcome. In addition to dispensing advice, minor treatments and over the counter medications, students can be referred to the North Shore Physicians Group in Beverly. As the covering physicians, they are usually available to see Montserrat students the same or next day when needed. They participate with all insurance companies except for MassHealth.
Sheryl is very interested in all areas of health and fitness. She is very active and will work with students to be active as well. Sheryl works to bring good information to students and often invites people in to share nutrition and health tips and services to our students.
Off-Campus Medical Resources
If a student needs more comprehensive medical care, there are several options in the area. There are two major hospitals within minutes of campus. In addition, there are several medical offices within walking distance of the Hardie Building. We are fortunate to have a comprehensive urgent care center in the area, as well
Primary Referral Sources Montserrat College of Art 2018-2019
In an emergency dial: 911
For all else, call your health insurance company and ask who they will cover in the Beverly area. When you call a local clinic or doctor, be sure to mention you are a Montserrat student.
Sheryl Max, R.N., M.S.N. Director of the Health Center: 978.921.4242 x1300 email@example.com
Janet Dauray, Ph.D. Counseling Psychologist, Director of the Counseling Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maureen Wark, Dean of Students: 978.921.4242 x1130 email@example.com
Beverly Hospital: 85 Herrick St., Beverly, MA 978.922.3000 www.beverlyhospital.org/
North Shore Medical Center: 81 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 978.741.1200 http://nsmc.partners.org/
Student Health Insurance
Massachusetts law requires all college students enrolled at least 3/4 time (9 credits or more) to be covered by a qualified health insurance program. Montserrat, working with University Health Plans, offers a student-focused health insurance plan that fulfills this requirement. All eligible students are automatically enrolled in and billed for this plan each year unless completing the waiver process by the required deadlines. To waive the student health insurance plan, students must complete an online waiver and submit proof of comparable coverage each year. For the 2018-2019 school year, the on-line waiver is available at https://www.
The College’s student health insurance plan is underwritten by Blue Cross and Blue Shield (B.C.B.S.) and administered by University Health Plans, Inc. (www.universityhealthplans.com
At Montserrat, counseling services are provided with a focus on prevention and wellness. Janet Dauray, Ph.D., a licensed counseling psychologist, is available on campus, four days a week, for any questions or concerns no matter how large or small. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on her private voicemail number 978.921.4242 x 1200.
Students are welcome to contact Janet for counseling or for an evaluation and referral to one of many community resources. College counseling topics run a wide range from everyday problems to more serious issues. Typical themes might include: the transition to college, relationships, anxiety, depression, roommate disputes, eating disorders, and the death of a loved one or even simple time management issues.
Janet is available throughout the semester whenever classes are in session. Students may opt to use their health insurance if community resources are preferred or recommended. Counseling with Janet is free and confidential for students currently enrolled at Montserrat. The emphasis is on assisting students to develop to their full emotional, intellectual and creative potential.
Office hours by appointment during the Fall and Spring semesters:
Janet Dauray, Ph.D.
Counseling Psychologist/Director of Counseling
Licensed Mental Health Service Provider
Mondays: 9 am – 4 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am – 2 pm
Fridays: 9 am – 2 pm
On-campus counseling with Janet is confidential and free for students currently enrolled at the college.
Janet is also a Certified Yoga Teacher (C.Y.T.) and runs a small Stress Reduction Yoga for Artist session each Friday afternoon when classes are in session.
In the Case of an Emergency
If you, or a friend, are having any sort of medical or mental health emergency, you should contact at least one of the contacts below. It is always helpful for someone on campus to be made aware of emergencies, but please call 911 immediately if necessary.
Beverly Emergency Police/Fire/Ambulance: 911
Resident Assistant on call: 978.712.0084
Campus Safety: 978.778.8231 and 978.430.7304
Privacy and confidentiality are important elements of the counseling relationship and we at Montserrat take student confidentiality very seriously. For the most part, what a student tells a psychologist is private and will not be revealed to anyone else without the student’s specific consent. There are some rare exceptions that will be explained during your first visit. The main exceptions are:
- If you are in real danger of seriously harming yourself or others.
- In the case of current abuse of a minor, elderly or disabled person
- In certain legal proceedings
- We are available to answer your questions about confidentiality at any time.
Reasons to Seek Counseling
Counseling services are provided with a focus on wellness in order to help students develop their full emotional, intellectual and creative potential. We encourage students to make appointments for any questions or concerns, large or small.
Typical topics run a wide range. Common reasons students seek counseling include:
- Relationship struggles
- Family problems
- Food and weight issues
- Adjustment to college
- Coping with trauma
There are a variety of clinics and mental health providers in the Beverly/Salem area, many within walking distance. Students are encouraged to call their health insurance to ask about specific coverage. If you decide to contact a local doctor or clinician, be sure to mention you are a Montserrat student as you may be seen sooner.
The following are within walking distance of the college:
8 Thorndike St., Beverly 978.922.4888 www.harborsidecounseling.com/
Lahey Health Behavioral Services
800 Cummings Center
Suite 266-T, Beverly, MA 978.921.1190 http://nebhealth.org/Outpatient.html
North Shore Counseling Center, Suite 324-S,
900 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA 978. 922.2280 www.nscc-inc.com/
Lemon Tree Counseling and Wellness 978.317.8411
100 Cummings Center, Suite 106B Beverly, MA https://www.lemontreecounselingandwellness.com/
A great resource to find a therapist in the Beverly area: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us and type in Beverly, MA
North Shore Physicians Group 978.922.0357
900 Cummings Center, Suite 107T, Beverly, MA www.northshorephysicians.org/locations-by-city?city=Beverly
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North Shore Urgent Care 978.739.7700
104 Endicott St, Suite LL05, Danvers, MA nsmc.partners.org/urgent-care
Monday – Friday: 8am -8pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am – 5pm
AFC Urgent Care 978.922.2171
50 Dodge Street, North Beverly, MA http://www.afcurgentcarebeverly.com
Monday – Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am – 6pm
100 Cummings Center, Suite 131-Q, Beverly, MA 978.705.4039 www.healthq.org/beverly-ma
Monday, Tuesday: 11:30am – 7:30pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Website for both parents and students. “A roadmap to emotional health and wellness”
Support site developed by the J.E.D. foundation and M.T.V. Site addresses issues like bullying, negative self-image and supports people feeling isolated and depressed.