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.
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.
575 Boylston Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02116
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.
215 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138
1285 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Hours: Everyday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
200 Boylston Street, 4th Floor, Newton, MA 02467
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.
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
Suite 108, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114
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.
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.
24 School Street, Boston, MA 02108
At the corner of Washington and School streets in Downtown Crossing
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)
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.
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 Suicide Prevention Hotline: 617-536-2460
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Trevor Project LGBTQ Lifeline: 866-488-7386
POC Text Crisis Line: Text "STEVE" to 741741
Spanish Language Hotline: 800-223-5001
Fenway Community Health Hotline (LGBTQA): 617-267-9001
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC): 800-841-8371
Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline: 800-327-5050
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
Trevor Project Text Line: 678-678
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Text 988
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:
- EmWell: access to brief ongoing counseling, 24/7 support line, psychoeducational articles and information, and free subscriptions to apps like HeadSpace and SilverCloud for Emerson students.
- 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
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Quit Smoking
- Emerson College Good Samaritan Policy
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Start Your Recovery
Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities
Bipolar Disorders and Depression
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
- DBSA Boston: A resource for people with affective disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Information found in the above links should not be considered "official" Emerson College information. While we believe that you will find much interesting and valuable material within the pages, you should know that the information, views, or opinions contained within those pages or files linked to this page are strictly those of their authors.