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Emergencies and Off-Campus Care

University Police

University Police is open 24/7, 365 days per year – 781.891.3131.  For off-campus emergencies, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

Mental Health Crises

Call University Police at 781.891.3131. Samaritans 24 hour - Suicide Helplines – 617.247.0220

Emergency Rooms

There are two emergency rooms within 15 minutes of campus. Emergency rooms are primarily for urgent, life-threatening medical emergencies and are open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. When the Center for Health and Wellness and the local urgent care walk-in clinics are closed, the emergency room is also available for care.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
617.243.6193

Mount Auburn Hospital
330 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.499.5025

Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinics

Urgent care or walk-in clinics are used for minor illnesses and injuries that require medical attention but are not life-threatening. They offer access to physicians, specialists, nurses, lab testing and X-ray services. It is important that you check with your insurance company to understand what your financial responsibility is before going to these clinics.
 

Waltham Urgent Care Center (affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital)
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
617.243.5590
Walk-In Hours
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mount Auburn Hospital Walk-In Center (affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital)
Located on the Bentley shuttle route
330 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.499.5065
Walk-In Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pharmacies

The following pharmacies are located within a short distance from campus:

Brooks Pharmacy
1070 Lexington Street, Waltham
781.899.5764

CVS

894 Main Street, Waltham
781.894.1600

Lexington Street, Waltham
781.893.2070

23-81 Linden Street, Waltham
781.894.4522

Watertown Square, Watertown
617.926.6660

Johnson Drugs

577 Main Street, Waltham
781.893.3870

Osco (at Shaw’s Supermarket)
Located on the shuttle route
535 Trapelo Road, Belmont
617.489.6542

Walgreens
15 Main Street, Waltham
781.642.8711

20 Weston Street, Waltham
781.891.9525

Travel Clinics

If you will be studying abroad and need vaccinations, you can make an appointment at one the travel clinics below. You should schedule an appointment four to six weeks prior to your departure (most are appointment only) and bring all of your prior immunization records (these are available through the Center for Health and Wellness). Be sure to check your insurance coverage, as not all travel vaccinations may be covered by your insurance plan.

Beth Israel Hospital Travel Medicine and Immunization Clinic
1 Brookline Place, Suite 623
Brookline, MA 02445
617.278.8100
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Children’s Hospital Travel and Geographical Medicine Clinic (for children and adults)
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617.355.5945 (leave a message as they return calls)
Hours: Monday mornings only (except holidays)
By appointment only

Kadre Health Solutions
220 Reservoir Street #25
Needham, MA 02494
781.891.8900
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
By appointment only. The cost is $80 for a physical exam. Kadre also can provide travel immunization services for $55 for the consult, plus the additional fee for the specific vaccines required, based on your travel destination.
Cash or credit only; insurance not accepted

Massachusetts General Hospital Traveler’s Advice and Immunizations Center
100 Blossom Street
Cox Building, Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02114
617.724.6454
Hours: Monday to Friday, with some evening hours
By appointment only. Please call 1.866.211.6588 to register with the hospital before making your appointment.

Mount Auburn Hospital Travel Medicine
330 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.492.3500
Hours: Monday to Friday, with some evening and Saturday hours available
By appointment only

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Occupational Health and Travel Department
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA 02135
617.789.2430
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
By appointment only

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception, also known as the morning after pill, can be taken to help prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. Though it is most effective when taken right away, it can be used up to 120 hours after intercourse.

Emergency contraception is available at the Center for Health and Wellness during our regular office hours. Please call 781.891.2222 to make an appointment or to ask any questions.

When our office is closed, you can obtain emergency contraception at a local pharmacy.

Mount Auburn Hospital Emergency Room
330 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.499.5025

Mount Auburn Hospital Walk-In Center (affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital)
330 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.499.5065
Walk-In Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Emergency Room
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
617.243.6193

Planned Parenthood
Call 1.230.PLAN or visit their website at http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/findCenter.asp to find the nearest Planned Parenthood Health Center.

Waltham Urgent Care Center (affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital)
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
617.243.5590
Walk-In Hours
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Other Emergency Contraception Providers

To find other health care providers in your area who will provide emergency contraception, call 1.888.NOT.2.LATE or visit their website at www.not-2-late.com.