Medical Services for all members of the MIT Community

To activate EMS and access Campus Police/EMTS:

Dial "100" from a campus phone or Dial 617-253-1212 from a regular phone.

To speak to the Triage Nurse, a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician.

Dial 617-253-1311, 24 hours/day.

For members of the MIT community, MIT Medical is always open for urgent care, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Examples of urgent care include high fever, earaches, sprains and lacerations that require stitches.

If you call the Urgent Care Line, based on your symptoms, they will answer your questions and give you advice.
They may ask you to come in right away.
They may direct you to the nearest emergency room, or to Massachusetts General Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachasetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Brigham and Women's/Deaconess Hospital, or Children's Hospital. When you get there, tell them you're from MIT, and present your health insurance membership card.
Coverage will depend on which health insurance you have.

Non-urgent or long-standing problems
To speak to your Primary Care Physician at MIT Medical:

For non-urgent problems or conditions which have been present for a long time, please make a scheduled appointment by calling 617-253-4481 during regular weekday hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, and in some services on weekday evenings until 7pm.

For helpful information on sprains and strains check out the following link:

Health and Wellness
To speak to one of your Peers, students should contact a MedLINKS:

Presently, there are over 100 MedLINKS representatives in most campus and off-campus residences. MedLINKS is a service of the Center for Health Promotion & Wellness at MIT Medical. For more information on MedLINKS, call: 617-253-1316 or go to: to find the nearest MedLINK near you.


Staying Healthy at MIT
Helpful Phone Numbers

Emergency Care
Campus Police: dial "100" or call 617-253-1212
MIT Medical (24 hours a day): 253-1311
911 (local off-campus emergency): dial "911"

MIT Medical

MIT General Information (treatment, medical advice, counseling): 253-4481 (and TDD)
MIT Mental Health Service (E23-3rd floor, counseling, support groups): 253-2916
MIT Center for Health Promotion & Wellness(E23-205 or MedSTOP@W20-540A, health advice, referral, information, community outreach, educational programs, MedLINKS, UPFRONT): 253-1316
MIT Pharmacy: 253-1324
MIT Nutrition Service (E23-Four East): 253-1546
MIT Environmental Medical Service (16-267, information on biohazards, industrial hygiene, and radiation protection): 253-5360

Dean/Personnel/President Offices

Counseling and Support Services (5-106, counseling): 253-4861
Residence and Campus Activities (W20-549, housing, alcohol policy): 253-6777
Office of Minority Education (7-145): 253-5010
Academic Resource Center (7-104, time management seminars, academic support): 253-6771
International Students Office (5-133, liaison to immigration and naturalization service): 253-3795
Disabilities Services (E19-226): 253-6110
Ombudsperson (10-213) (issues of harassment, discrimination, need for mediation): 253-5921

Campus Police

Campus Police (reporting, legal advice) (W31-215): 253-1212
Crime Prevention and Sensitive Crimes (reporting, legal advice, speakers) (W31-221): 253-9755
Safe Ride (van ride to all dorms and living groups and to other campus locations): 258-6510

Student-to-Student Resources

NightLine (peer hotline; 7pm-7am during the term): 253-8800
MedLINKS (peer links to medical department and health information): 253-1316


SAMARITANS (24-hour suicide and depression help): 617-247-0220
Mass. Substance Abuse Helpline: 1-800-327-5050
Planned Parenthood Hotline (pregnancy counseling): 1-800-682-9218
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARC) (24-hour hotline; counseling, medical, and legal assistance, community outreach and education programs): 617-492-RAPE (492-7273)
EMERGE (counseling for batterers and male survivors of sexual assault): 617-422-1550
Massachusetts Battered Women's Hotline: 1-800-992-2600
AIDS Action Hotline: 1-800-235- 2331 or 617-536-7733
HIV Counseling and Testing Hotline (Spanish and English): 1-800-750-2016

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resources

BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth) Group: 617-227-4313
Fenway Community Health Center Gay & Lesbian Helpline: 617-267-9001
Fenway Community Health Center Peer Listening Line: 1-800-399-PEER
Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) (legal resources and HIV concerns): 617-426-1350.


Last updated 12/22/2005 by MIT Sports Medicine: K. Davis

Copyright by MIT 2004