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Emergencies and Off-Campus Care

University Police

When on campus, call University Police. They are available 24/7, 365 days per year – 781.891.3131.  When off-campus, during an emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

Mental Health Crises

Call University Police at 781.891.3131.

Local Samaritans 24 hour - Suicide Helplines – 617.247.0220

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or access online chat and website 

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

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

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. When the Health Center is closed, you can contact University Police if you need transportation. 781.891.3131.

Newton Wellesley Urgent Care Center  (affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital)
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
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
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.


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

Brooks Pharmacy
1070 Lexington Street, Waltham


894 Main Street, Waltham

Lexington Street, Waltham

23-81 Linden Street, Waltham

Watertown Square, Watertown

Johnson Drugs

577 Main Street, Waltham

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

15 Main Street, Waltham

20 Weston Street, Waltham

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
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
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
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
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
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 Health Center 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,  walk-in centers, or emergency rooms. (all listed above)

To find other health care providers in your area who will provide emergency contraception, you can call or visit one of these resources:

Not 2 Late 1.888.NOT.2.LATE or visit their website at

Planned Parenthood 1.230.PLAN or visit their website