- For all general medical concerns, students can visit any doctor who accepts their health insurance. It is recommended that students find a primary care doctor (Hausarzt/Facharzt für Allgemeinmedizin), who can also refer them to medical specialists as needed.
- Most health insurances have a website or phone number students can use to find a doctor close to where they live as their primary care doctor.
- The Student Life staff can provide students with the contact of English-speaking primary care doctors or specialists and can assist in making appointments if students are unable to do so on their own.
As all students at Bard College Berlin must have health insurance, they are strongly recommended to seek emergency attention wherever it is best or closest for them. Students are advised to always carry their health insurance card or insurance certificate with them.
Types of Emergencies
Student Life staff and trained peer advisors (BRAVE Peer Advisors) also assist students in finding mental health specialists.
Meet the Counselors
BRAVE Peer Advising
BRAVE is a professionally directed student-service organization whose members provide anonymous and confidential crisis intervention, supportive counseling, advocacy, and ongoing education to the Bard community.
BRAVE Peer Advisors are trained Bard College Berlin students that act as confidential contacts and resources for fellow students in need of support. They organize programs and awareness events throughout the semester and are available to members of the student body needing to talk to someone. They refer students to professionals as needed.
In previous semesters, BRAVE Peer Advisors have organized hikes, meditation and yoga events, mindfulness workshops, discussions and other awareness programs.
In support of this mission, the College provides services and reasonable accommodations to self-identified students who present the appropriate documentation.
In order to avail of such services and accommodations, students are asked to complete the disability registration form and submit it along with the accompanying documentation. Students wishing to provide information in advance or discuss the disability registration process should email [email protected].
Contact Disability Services:
Health Insurance Options
Health and Counseling Quicklinks
BCB 24 h Emergency Phone:
number posted inside every BCB campus apartment
Ambulance/Fire Department: 112