The Colleges' partners with Dr. Stephanie Achilles to provide psychiatric services to HWS students free of charge. There is no fee for this service, and we will not bill insurance carriers. We may ask for insurance information if it is required to get medication approved, but we will not bill for psychiatry visits.
About Dr. Achillies
Dr. Stephanie Achilles was born and raised in Upstate NY. She graduated from Adelphi University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, attended medical school at St. Matthew's University, graduating in 2010, and attended and completed residency at Upstate University in Syracuse, NY, in 2015.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We will provide a mix of in-person and telehealth appointments. We are currently planning to have telehealth hours on Wednesday and a combination of in-person or telehealth visits on Thursday. In addition, follow-up maintenance appointments are available with our team members Monday through Friday.
Dana is the psychiatry office manager and will be the point of contact for this service.
We can be reached directly at 585-261-3889. If you reach our voicemail, please clearly state your name, a call back number, and your availability for a return call. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a HIPAA compliant email where you can send us your name and contact information. We will be able to respond with directions for how to set up an appointment.
We have two intake forms that are required before your initial appointment. One is the Psychiatry Intake Form. The other is an Authorization to Treat. These forms must be received prior to your first appointment, or the appointment will be cancelled. You can find these forms in the form section on this page.
You can send these completed forms to email@example.com, or fax 585.289.1197.
You can also mail them to
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hubbs Health Center, Dr. Stephanie Achilles
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
or you can go to the health center and complete the forms there.
If you have an in-person appointment you can complete these forms ahead of time or arrive to your appointment 20 minutes early and complete the forms prior to your scheduled appointment. If you are currently seeing a mental health provider and/or on mental health medication we ask that you bring any records that you have and your medication bottles to your first appointment. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow for check in, COVID-19 screening, and paperwork. Anyone that is more than 10 minutes late to their appointment will not be seen and will need to reschedule.
Other Helpful Information
Dr. Achilles works with an administrative team, Monday through Friday, to assist with scheduling and take any messages students have for the provider. Dr. Achilles is available at the hours above and will be able to respond to any questions on Wednesday and Thursday.
For any urgent needs or safety concerns, please utilize any of the following 24/7 options:
- The Colleges' Protocall afterhours crisis counseling service: 315-781-3600 and choose option 3
- Campus Safety at 315-781-3333
- CPEP at 315-462-1080 (located at Clifton Springs Hospital 2 Coulter Rd. Clifton Springs NY 14432)
This office does not evaluate or provide documentation for Emotional Support Animals.