Urgent Care at MIT Health

Need care right now? MIT Health’s Urgent Care Service is there for you.

It could be a urinary tract infection (UTI), vomiting or dehydration, a severe sore throat or cough, or a sprained ankle or wrist — something that isn’t an emergency, but not something that can wait very long. 

If you are an MIT student or have an MIT-sponsored health insurance plan, you can visit the Urgent Care Service at MIT Health on campus.  

MIT Health’s Urgent Care Service is open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday–Friday, and from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on weekends. (Urgent Care is closed or has different hours on some holidays.) When you want to see a clinician in Urgent Care, you can walk in and wait for an available clinician or you can use our online reservation system (opens in a new window) to reserve your place in line. If you need an interpreter, just ask when you check in.  

You can bring your child to Urgent Care. However, a pediatric clinician is not always available, so you should call 617-253-1311 before coming in with your child.  

If you don’t want to come in to Urgent Care, you have a few other options: 

  • Take care of the problem at home: You can take care of many symptoms and minor injuries at home. Look at ourTips for Common Symptoms. Or call MIT Health’s Help Line, available 24 hours a day, at 617-253-4481, When you call, you’ll talk to a clinician who can tell how to take care of the problem at home or can give you advice about what to do next. If you call from 8 a.m.–8 p.m., when MIT Health is open, you can use our interpreter service when you call.  

  • Get a same-day appointment: Call your primary care provider (PCP) or — if you don’t have a PCP — call MIT Health’s main number at 617-253-4481, and explain your problem. Very often, we can give you an appointment the same day, although the appointment may not be with your PCP. Instead, it will be with another provider who has time in their schedule that day.