Appointment information

If you have an MIT-sponsored health plan, you and your covered family members can make appointments with many different MIT Health providers without a referral, including:

Primary Care

Primary Care: Make a Primary Care appointment in for routine care, like a physical exam or care for a chronic health condition or if you have a health problem that is not an emergency — like a bad cough or a minor injury. 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 provider in the Primary Care Service.

Schedule an appointment with Primary Care

Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

Sports Medicine and Orthopedics: On the first floor of the Campus Care Center, Sports Medicine and Orthopedics helps members of MIT community live the active lives they want to live — from participation in sports to every other aspect of a satisfying and productive daily life. Make an appointment 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. Our sports medicine physicians are also skilled in concussion care and management and can help patients work through the process of returning to sports after an illness or injury.

Schedule an appointment with Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

Travel Health

Travel Health: Planning a trip? 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. 

Schedule an appointment with Travel Health

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

Optometry & Ophthalmology Service

Optometry & Ophthalmology Service: 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. 

Schedule an appointment with the Optometry & Ophthalmology Service

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology: MIT Health’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Service at the Campus Care Center offers complete gynecologic and prenatal care. Our specialists can provide routine exams, family planning and contraception consults, and treatment for abnormal Pap tests, menstrual problems, pelvic pain, infections, infertility, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and gynecologic cancers. We work with physicians and nurse midwives at Mount Auburn Hospital to provide the care our patients need throughout pregnancy. Physicians who specialize in maternal/fetal medicine are available for individuals who have special medical or genetic concerns or who face high-risk pregnancies.

Schedule an appointment with OB-Gyn

Other services at MIT Health

Other services at MIT Health are available by appointment with a referral or order from any MIT Health primary care provider. These services include Behavioral Health, Dermatology, Allergy, and Laboratory and Radiology services.

Get the most from your appointment

Your PCP is an expert when it comes to practicing medicine, but you are the best expert on yourself. 

By being an active participant in your own healthcare, you can get what you need from each appointment, help your provider better understand your health concerns, and work with your provider to choose the best treatment options.

Here are some tips that will help:

  • Arrive early. Try to arrive about 10 minutes early, especially if it’s your first appointment. This will give you time to fill out any health history forms and make sure your contact information is up to date.
  • Keep records. If your appointment has to do with a specific health concern, it may help to keep a record of your symptoms and bring it with you to the appointment.
  • Prepare a list of questions ahead of time, so you can remember everything you want to ask. And remember, no matter what your question is, your clinician has heard it before.
  • Put your biggest concerns first. Always talk about your most important concerns at the beginning of the appointment.
  • Make sure you understand any plans for treatment or follow-up. It’s okay to write down instructions or ask for a summary from the clinician.
  • Be honest. To give you the care you need, clinicians sometimes need to ask some personal questions.
  • Be prepared to make another appointment. Sometimes one visit won’t be enough to address your concern. It may be necessary to make a follow-up appointment. 
  • Ask for an interpreter if you need one. Foreign language and sign language interpreters are available at MIT Health. For a regular, weekday appointment, use our online form to request an interpreter in advance. The interpreter will be ready to begin when you arrive. You can also ask for an interpreter when you check in or at any time during your appointment.