Appointment Types

If you’re an MIT student or have an MIT-sponsored health plan, you and your covered family members can make appointments with many different MIT Health providers without a referral.

To make an appointment, call 617-253-4481 or, in many cases, you can schedule an appointment online — as long as you are either an MIT student, have been seen here at least once before, or are an employee whose MIT-sponsored insurance policy is in your name.

Need a checkup? Not feeling well? Have a specific health concern you want to discuss? Getting the care you need starts with scheduling the correct type of appointment. Everything you need to know is right here. Not sure what type of appointment you need? Just give us a call at  617-253-4481 and we’ll help.

Primary Care

Your Primary Care appointment could be a “well visit” for routine care, like a physical exam or care for a chronic health condition. You can also see a Primary Care provider for a health problem that is not an emergency — like a bad cough or a minor injury (“sick visit”). If you’ve chosen a primary care provider (PCP) at MIT Health, you can make an appointment with that clinician; but you can also make an appointment with any other available provider in the Primary Care Service.

  • Routine care: At a routine checkup, you will meet with your PCP for an examination and discuss your health concerns. Appointments for routine checkups need to be made ahead of time, so plan ahead. To make an appointment, call Primary Care at 617-253-4481 or, if your MIT-sponsored insurance policy is in your name, you can make your first appointment online.
  • If you are sick or hurt: Call us at 617-253-4481, day or night. Describe your symptoms in detail, so we can give you advice about what to do next. We may either schedule a same-day appointment with our Primary Care service or tell you to come to our Urgent Care Service is open 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday–Friday and 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. 


You can get most routine vaccinations at MIT Health. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may have a copay or receive a bill when you get a vaccination. 

To schedule an appointment, call the Primary Care Service at 617-253-4481, option 1, call your PCP’s office directly, or, if you’re a student, you can schedule certain vaccination appointments online with the Student Health Clinic.

Dental care

To schedule an appointment for routine dental care, call 617-253-4481 option 6. For dental emergencies, call 617-253-1311. Our dentists are on call to provide advice after hours and on weekends. 

MIT Health’s Dental Service is available to the whole MIT community, but we don’t accept all types of dental insurance. Call 617-253-4481, option 6, to find out if we accept your dental insurance. If not, you may need to pay for services and submit a claim to your insurance company after your appointment.

Eye Care

MIT Health’s Optometry & Ophthalmology Service at the Campus Care Center provides routine and specialized eye care. Our eye specialists can provide exams, treatment for eye diseases, and surgical consultations and care. We also offer a comprehensive contact lens service that includes fitting, dispensing, and consultation.

To schedule an appointment, call 617-253-4481, option 7, or schedule online. For urgent eye issues, call 24 hours a day: 617-253-4481, option 5.

MIT Optical, our full-service optical shop, offers eyewear and frame repairs to the entire MIT community.


Mammograms are available to patients with an MIT Health primary care provider. No copay or referral is required. 

To schedule an appointment, all 617-253-4481, option 7, or schedule online

Obstetrics and Gynecology

MIT Health’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Service at the Campus Care Center offers complete gynecologic and prenatal care, including routine exams, family planning and contraception consults, treatment for gynecological concerns, and prenatal care.

To schedule an appointment, call 617-253-4481, option 4, or schedule online

Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

Make an appointment with Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for stress or strain injuries, tendonitis, spinal conditions, osteoarthritis, and other musculoskeletal or orthopedic issues that may be keeping you from the activities you want to do.

To schedule an appointment, call 617-253-4481, option 3, or schedule online.

Student Mental Health and Counseling Services

To make a first appointment, call 617-253-4481, option 2, during regular weekday hours or schedule a initial call online. During the initial call, you’ll briefly discuss your concerns with one of our clinicians. Then we’ll make an appointment for you with a clinician who is appropriate for your needs. 

Travel Health

MIT Health’s Travel Health Clinic in Cambridge can help you develop a safe travel plan before traveling abroad. Schedule an appointment at least eight weeks prior to travel to any vaccines or medications you might need for your intended destination. 

To schedule an appointment, call 617-253-4481, option 7, or schedule online.

Travel health services are also available in Lexington; call 781-981-7080 to schedule.

All other services

Appointments for other services at MIT Health are available with a referral or order from any MIT Health primary care provider. These services include Behavioral HealthDermatologyAllergy, and laboratory and radiology services.