Health Resources

For Non-Emergency Care & Physical Exams

We only recommend these services when the Emerson Wellness Center is not available to students. Information listed below has been verified but is subject to change. Call-ahead verification of pricing and/or insurance acceptance is strongly recommended.

Students with Blue Cross Blue Shield student health insurance do not need a referral for these services.

Boston University Charles River Medical Practice

930 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-414-6800
Fax: 617-414-6817

Hours (by Appointment Only):
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm daily

Supervising Physician: Dr. Nathan Cardoos

You should inform BU Charles River Medical that you are an Emerson student when scheduling an appointment.

Boston University Affiliated Physicians, Inc.

575 Boylston Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-414-9600
Fax: 617-262-7015

Hours (by Appointment Only):
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

Supervising Physician: Dr. Judith Lytle

You should inform BUAP that you are an Emerson student when scheduling an appointment.

CVS Minute Clinic - Cambridge

215 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Mass General Brigham Urgent Care - Brookline

1285 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-751-6205
Hours: Everyday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Beth Israel Deaconess Urgent Care at Chestnut Hill

200 Boylston Street, 4th Floor, Newton, MA 02467 
Phone: 617-278-8500 

Hours (Appointments and Walk-Ins Welcome): 
Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Weekends and some holidays, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Walk-In Unit

Wang Ambulatory Care Center 
Suite 108, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114  
Phone: 617-726-2707 

Hours (Walk-Ins): 
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Weekends and holidays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

If the Medical Walk-In Unit is experiencing high patient volume, it may be required to close prior to the posted hours. Please arrive as early as possible and register in advance. To register, contact the Mass General Registration and Referral Center at 866-211-6588.

Fenway Community Health Center

1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-927-6000 for appointments
Phone: 617-267-0900 for general questions

Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Physical Exams: Call to determine cost, as it depends on the type of insurance you have.

There are multiple locations for Fenway Health. Call its office or use its website to verify location. There is a $45 nursing fee for each visit, regardless of the number of vaccines received. The Wednesday Hepatitis B clinic, however, is free and requires no nursing fee.

Walgreens Pharmacy

24 School Street, Boston, MA 02108
At the corner of Washington and School streets in Downtown Crossing
Phone: 617-372-8156

Pharmacy Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This Walgreens location offers most immunizations, including TDAP, Meningococcal, Varicella, HPV, Hepatitis B, and more.

Nurse Information Lines

Discuss your health concern with a registered nurse (RN) 24/7.

Access to Health Advice via Telephone

Did you know that most insurance companies provide a phone number to receive non-emergency health advice?

Experienced professionals are available 24/7 to offer you expert answers to your medical questions. Simply explain the situation, detail your symptoms, and their nurses will advise you whether you should see a healthcare provider, go to the emergency room, or care for yourself at home/school. If you don’t see your insurer listed below, it is likely that it offers this service as well. To find out, just check online or call the member service number on your health insurance ID card.

Aetna (Informed Health Line)


BCBS (Blue Care Line)


Harvard Pilgrim (RN 24/7)


Tufts (Nurseline)


Sexual Health

Local Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

Planned Parenthood

Accessible via the Green Line. Planned Parenthood offers STI testing, counseling, and treatment for all genders.

1055 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Call Planned Parenthood at 1-800-258-4448.

Sydney Borum Jr. Health Center (Part of Fenway Health)

HIV and STI testing is available for patients 12-29 years of age.

75 Kneeland Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111 (currently closed location due to COVID-19)
1340 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Contact the Sydney Borum Jr. Health Center at 617-457-8140.

Mental Health Resources and Self Help

There are various resources available online, on campus, and in our surrounding community. You can also visit the Counseling Services office (216 Tremont Street, 2nd Floor) for references and referral information and check out our helpful playlists on the Counseling Services YouTube page.

National Hotlines

Help Connecting to Care

The following are options for mental health treatment including traditional therapy, help getting connected with a therapist, and other types of support:

  • ThrivingCampus: search for providers by location, insurance, demographics, treatment focus, and more; personalized network of providers unique to Emerson College. 
  • HelloAlma: a national platform that allows you to search for and connect with therapists for virtual or in-person visits. Search by location, insurance, demographics, and treatment focus. 
  • BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective): helps connect the BIPOC community to therapists and peer support groups. 
  • Innopsych: national resource to help the BIPOC community connect with therapists of color. 

The following websites provide useful information on a variety of mental health and wellness topics.

Mental Health Information

  • Go Ask Alice: The popular site out of Columbia University addresses health and wellness issues, including mental health topics
  • ULifeline: An Internet-based resource that provides information to students about mental health and the signs and symptoms of emotional problems
  • JED: National nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults by providing skills and support 

Meditation and Relaxation

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Anxiety/Panic Disorders

Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities

Bipolar Disorders and Depression

Eating Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Free Apps





Substance Use


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