Health Centers

Bailey Health Center

Ext. 5001, Fax: 330-5704

The Health Center provides primary care to our students.  The Women’s center is staffed on Mondays and Thursdays.  Sports Medicine clinic provides specialty care for our injured varsity athletes.  Dr. Weiss is the team orthopedic surgeon.  Dr. Kaufmann provides psychiatric consultations every other week for students that require his expertise.

Medical excuses are given to students for serious medical conditions that require hospital admission or prolonged recovery.  Students will not be given excuses for routine illness even if they require prescription medication.  Students are encouraged to speak directly with their professors if they anticipate missing a class due to illness.

While school is in session, a registered nurse is on duty at the Health Center as follows:
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays

11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekends

General office hours for physicians are:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

There are no regularly scheduled physician office hours on weekends.  Doctors will not make professional calls to students in student residences except in cases of absolute emergency.

After hour-calls automatically transfer to the Public Safety operator.  Depending upon the problem, the on-call physician will be contacted, or you may be advised to be evaluated at Easton Hospital’s Emergency Room.  Transportation will be arranged if needed.

Counseling Center

2nd Floor, Bailey Health Center
Ext. 5005, Fax: 330-5728

The Counseling Center provides high-quality counseling, educational programs, and psychological assessments designed to help students learn how to identify and meet their intellectual, interpersonal, and developmental goals and to provide a healthy, equitable, and positive campus community. The Counseling Center also provides crisis intervention and consultation to faculty, staff, and parents to assist them in their efforts to promote student learning and well-being.

Faculty may play a vital role in identifying students who may benefit from the services provided by the Counseling Center. Visit the “Concerned Others” portion of the Counseling Center website to a) become familiar with signs that indicate a student is having difficulties of an emotional or psychological nature, b) learn how to respond effectively when a student approaches you with problems, and c) learn the steps for making an effective referral.


  • Director of Counseling Services and Student Life Research, Karen J. Forbes, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Director of Counseling Services, Timothy Silvestri, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Director of Counseling Services, Amanda L. Johnson, Psy.D.
  • Post-Doctoral psychologist, Elizabeth Alogna, Psy.D.
  • Doctoral psychology trainee, Valeriya Spektor, BA


Monday–Friday, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed for lunch noon-1 p.m.

In case of an emergency, contact the Office of Public Safety at 610-330-4444.


Lafayette College reserves the right in its sole judgment to amend any policy or program described herein without prior notice to persons who might thereby be affected. At its sole option, the College may suspend or eliminate courses, academic departments, or degree programs; change curricular offerings, graduation requirements, and regulations on standing of students; alter its class schedule and academic calendar; or make changes of any nature whenever in its judgment such changes are desirable for any reason. The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the College and the student. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute acceptance by the student of the College's rights as set forth in this paragraph.