Health and Wellness


To support and engage students in healthy choices for their emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Health Office

The Health Office is located on the second floor of the student center. The Health Office is responsible for collecting and maintaining immunizations as required by Massachusetts state Law (get this) and for acting as a campus resource to connect students with local health and medical resources.

The Health Office is currently staffed by Kirsten Minor and is open Mondays from 10-2; Tuesdays from 10-6; and Thursdays from 10-2. Kirsten Minor is a Graduate Assistant for the Health and Wellness Department. She is a Masters of Public Health candidate at Boston University. Kirsten is passionate about social justice, health equity, and empowering individuals and communities to create positive, sustainable change through addressing systemic inequities. Kirsten enjoys poetry, sports, anything outdoors, and she loves dogs!

Counseling and Wellness 

The Counseling and Wellness Office is now located on the second floor of the library. 

Kathryn Bruning, M.S., LMHC
 Counselor, Manager of the Health and Wellness Department

Phone: 617-731-7172


All counseling sessions and contact with Health and Wellness are strictly confidential. Under ordinary circumstances, no information about you will be revealed to any person or agency without your written consent. However, if a student is judged to be a danger to self and/or others, we reserve the right to inform parents, next-of-kin or appropriate college personnel. Counseling sessions do not become part of a student's record. Any counseling information used in statistics or research will guarantee the anonymity of the student.

Wellness Services

Getting the most out of your college experience requires balance, support, and access to internal and external resources. Wellness Services offered through the Department of Health and Wellness seek to teach and empower students to actively seek balance in their lives, build skills to navigate the stress of daily life that comes with being a busy college student, and to identify the strengths that exist within each student, and the resources on campus that can lift you up when you need a helping hand.

We offer: Guided relaxation sessions, group yoga classes, and wellness workshops. Wellness workshops are announced through the academic year and have included Aromatherapy workshops, DYI Eye pillow (to reduce stress) workshops, creative art projects (collaging journal covers), special meditation sessions, Tea Talks, and student led programs on Healthy Relationships, Consent, Tobacco Use, building community, Healthy Habits, and so much more.

Yoga Classes are taught by Registered Yoga Teachers and will be announced!

General Guidelines for Classes:

  • Please bring your own mat. If you don’t have a mat arrive early as there are limited mats available.
  • Do not eat heavily for at least two hours before class.
  • Drink plenty of water before and after class.
  • For the comfort of others please do not wear perfume or after-shave.
  • Listen to your body. Yoga can’t hurt you, but you can hurt yourself doing yoga.

Counseling Services

We are staffed by a Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Kathryn Bruning. Kathryn received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and advanced graduate study in gender, culture, and political psychology from Northeastern University. Kathryn’s office is located on the 2nd floor of the Annenberg Library. Counseling services are offered by appointment Monday thru Friday. This is to ensure that there is time set aside to support you. However, you are always welcome to stop by and set that appointment up in person, and as time allows a brief assessment of needs will be completed at that time. Appointments may also be set up through an appointment request form. These forms are located outside of the counseling office, and are also found around campus in the Library and the Learning Resource Center.

Counseling Services can:

  • Provide support for personal, family, social, and academic stressors.
  • Help build skills to support academic and emotional wellness.
  • Provide educational information on various topics related to adjusting to college, managing stress, building healthy relationship and so much more!
  • Provide brief evaluation and referral for long term or specialized therapeutic services.

For Immediate Support

If you're in distress and need to talk to someone immediately

The counselor at Pine Manor's Counselor is available Monday-Friday. If the Counselor is not available and a student feels the need to talk to someone immediately, he or she should talk to an RA or RD, a Student Affairs staff member, or the Associate Dean of Student Success.

The following hotlines may also be contacted for free phone support:

The Samaritans' 24-hour Befriending Service
(617) 247 0220

The Samaritans provides a free and confidential 24-hour phone befriending line. This unique service, which is staffed by trained volunteers, provides unconditional and non-judgmental support to those who are alone, depressed or in crisis. Whatever the challenge or struggle, anyone who is suffering can find at the Samaritans a caring, empathetic ear, eager to listen and understand.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center hotline
 (617) 492-7273 or (800) 841-8371

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center has a 24-hour hotline for sexual assault survivors, significant others (including family and friends) and professionals. They also provide medical accompaniment to a survivor after sexual assault and legal advocacy.

Planned Parenthood's hotline
Call 1-800-258-4448. Choose Option 3.

For questions about sexual health, birth control, emergency contraception, parenting, adoption and abortion. It's all confidential.

Emergency Policy

Any student who needs immediate emergency assistance should contact the Campus Safety Office at (617) 731-7777

Other services provided by the Health and Wellness Department

Resources and Referrals are available for students seeking off-campus health care or mental health care services. Below is basic information for some close options:

 Mental Health 

  • Brookline Community Mental Health
    41 Garrison Road
     Brookline, MA 02445
     (617) 277-8107
  • Arbour Hri Hospital
     Mental Health Services
     227 Babcock St
     Brookline, MA 02446
     (617) 731-3200
  • Bournewood Hospital
     Mental health and chemical dependency care
     300 South St
     Brookline, MA 02467
     (617) 469-0300

Information for Staff and Faculty

Counseling services, similar to Disability Services, are confidential. Client confidentiality prohibits the sharing of information.

If you are concerned about a student or a situation, but not sure how to proceed, please feel free to call (617-731-7172) or email for consultation.

Your expression of interest, or concern, may be a critical source of support for a student. It is best to express your concern, make the recommendation for counseling services, and then allow the student to make their own decision. It is appropriate for you to follow up directly with the student, if you feel comfortable.

If a student needs help immediately, offer to call Counseling Services with them to arrange a time to connect, and if needed, offer to bring the student over to the Student Center (best to call ahead to be sure that Kathryn is available.) All efforts will be made to see students in the moment; however, there will be times when this will not be possible due to meeting with another student, being in a meeting, or being off campus.)

If you become aware of any student who might be at immediate risk of harm to him/herself or others, call campus safety immediately at 617-731-7777, and report your concern.

Counseling services are Free to all Pine Manor College students.


In Case of Serious Illness or Injury:

Dial Campus safety at 617-731-7777 and give specific details, including the nature of the illness or injury, the student’s name, location. If the medical emergency appears life threatening request that an ambulance be summoned. Please do not call 911 directly, campus safety will call when informed of an emergency.

Beth Israel Deaconess Urgent Care is the closest medical facility to campus and is located above Wegmans at 200 Boylston Street, 4th Floor. They have onsite radiology (x-rays) and lab (bloodwork). Urgent care hours are: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Below is a list of conditions treated at Urgent Care:

  • Accidents and falls
  • Infections
  • Lacerations that require stitches
  • Sprains and broken bones
  • Migraines Back problems
  • Breathing difficulties/asthma
  • Abdominal pain
  • High fever
  • Vomiting/diarrhea/dehydration
  • Sunburn/heat stroke/frostbite
  • Sore throat or cough
  • Cellulitis (a bacterial skin infection)
  • Urinary tract infections

Please be advised that going to the Emergency Room is not recommended for minor or common illness. Emergency rooms are best used for serious life threatening medical conditions. An emergency room co-payment can be $100.00 or more. You are responsible for all co-payments, including co-payments for ambulance service.

If you require medical attention outside of the hours of the urgent care center, students are advised to go to the Emergency Room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

If you have an emergency that is not life threatening but requires an Emergency Room you should look for safe transportation independent of the college. If transportation is not available, call Campus Safety at 617-731-7777 for assistance or to obtain a cab. You will be billed for the cab.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
 Brookline, MA
 Call (617) 667-3000 for driving directions

Beth Israel Deaconess is a short walk from the "T," Green Line, "D," Longwood stop. When exiting the train, walk to the parking meter area behind the Outbound side. Walk left until you reach Longwood Avenue. Go left, following Longwood Avenue until the second intersection at Longwood and Brookline Avenues.
 To get to the Emergency Room, go right at the intersection of Longwood and Brookline Avenues and follow Brookline Avenue until the second set of lights. Go right onto Deaconess Road and follow until Pilgrim Road. Take a left onto Pilgrim Road. Pass the Farr Complex on the right and Emergency is the first left.

Area Hospitals & Clinics

General Medical Care

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA
     Main: 617-667-7000
     ER: 617-754-2450
     Health Information: 800-667-5356 (Physician referral service
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    75 Francis Street, Boston, MA
     Main: 617-732-5500
     ER: 617-732-5636
     Dental Clinic: 617-732-6018
  • New England Baptist Hospital
     125 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA
     Walk-In Clinic: M-F 7:00 am - 10:30 pm, Sa-Su/Holidays 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic
     55 Fruit Street, Cox 5, Boston, MA
     Walk-in hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:30 am - 11:00 am, Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
     Appointment only: Mondays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Wednesdays 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Women’s Health

  • Women's Health Services
     111 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
     617-277-0009 or 617-277-1774
     Rape/Sexual Assault


  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
     99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA
     617-492-RAPE (7273)
  • Domestic Violence Safelink (a 24 hour multilingual statewide hotline)
     1-877-785-2020 TTY: 1-877-521-2601
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
     Rape Crisis Intervention Program
     Request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.)
     330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
     Request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E)
     75 Francis Street, Boston, MA