Welcome to MIT Health!

Welcome, new MIT Student! MIT Health can help keep you healthy during your time at MIT. You can get most of the healthcare services you will need right here on campus with no out-of-pocket cost. 

Services like Urgent Care, Primary Care, Student Mental Health & Counseling, Allergy, Dermatology, and more are included with tuition. Check out A Student’s Guide to MIT Health [PDF].

Start here…

Make an appointment in Primary Care. Want to see a clinician soon after arriving on campus? Maybe you need a prescription refill or ongoing care for a health condition. Perhaps you have other health-related questions or concerns. You can use our online appointment system to schedule your first visit with an MIT Health nurse practitioner or physician any time after your semester begins.

Make an appointment

Get acquainted with Student Mental Health & Counseling. MIT Health’s Student Mental Health & Counseling (SMHC) offers in-person and telehealth visits and a range of services, including individual and group therapy, medication management, and referrals. Get started with a phone call to 617-253-2916 (M–F, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.), or use our online system to schedule a call with one of our clinicians, who can help you set up your first appointment or get you started with a referral.

Schedule a phone call with SMHC

What else can MIT Health do for you?

I want to...

Continue getting allergy shots

Call the Allergy Service at 617-253-5512-4481, option 7, to schedule an initial appointment with an MIT Health allergist, and learn more about transferring your allergy care to MIT Health.

Continue a course of Accutane (isotretinoin) therapy

Call the Dermatology Service at 617-253-5512-4481, option 7. Tell them you are on Accutane and need follow-up care.

Refill my prescription for PrEP

Schedule an appointment with our pharmacist. 

Learn about my contraception options

Start with MIT Health’s Contraception and Safer Sex webpage to learn about the wide variety of contraceptive choices available to MIT students.

Refill my birth control prescription

Fill out this form with information about the prescription you need to renew, and a nurse will get in touch within two business days or, if you’re not yet on campus, once you arrive.

Continue or begin gender-affirming care/medication

Make an appointment with any available primary care provider.

Get tested for an STI

Schedule an appointment with the Student Health Clinic.

Complete my vaccine requirements

Schedule an appointment with the Student Health Clinic for the vaccine(s) you need.

Transfer specialty care to a local specialist near MIT

It can take a long time to set up specialty care in the Boston area. Speak with your current specialist about coordinating your care with local resources while you are here at school. If you have specific questions about care options, our student health nurse can help.

Transfer my prescription(s) to a local pharmacy

Cambridge has many local pharmacies that can fill prescriptions. You can call the pharmacy to find out if they accept your health insurance plan.

  • CVS (Kendall Square)
    238 Main Street 
    Cambridge, MA 02142
  • Inman Pharmacy
    1414 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
  • CVS (Central Square)
    624 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Walgreens Pharmacy (Central Square)
    625 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139
  • CVS (near Charles Street T station)
    155 Charles Street
    Boston, MA 02114
  • CVS (near MGH)
    191 Cambridge Street, Charles River Plaza
    Boston, MA 02114

Ask about something that is not in this list

Send an email to our student health nurse. We’re here to help!