When you’re sick or injured

If you’re sick or have an urgent but non-life-threatening injury, MIT Health offers several options:

  • Come to Urgent Care. MIT Health’s Urgent Care Service is on the first floor of E23 (25 Carleton St., Cambridge) and is open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m., M–F and 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Free parking is available in our lot. You can walk in to Urgent Care and wait to be seen by an available clinician, or you can reserve a spot online.
  • Make a same-day appointment with Primary Care. Same-day appointments are available for people who are sick or hurt. Call 617-253-4481 and describe your symptoms to a triage nurse. If you need to be seen immediately, the nurse can schedule a same-day appointment with one of our primary care providers.
  • Call our nurse line. If MIT Health is closed, you can call our 24-hour nurse line any time of the day or night at 617-253-4481 and speak to a triage nurse. Describe your symptoms in detail, so the nurse can give you advice about what to do next. 

Seek immediate care for serious symptoms. Go directly to a hospital emergency room or call 911 for symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe abdominal pain, or injuries that may be serious, such as a bad fall or head trauma with loss of consciousness.