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MIT Course Catalog 2014-2015

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This is the brief write-up about medical services that appears in the Campus Life chapter of the catalog. Note that more extensive information on Medical Requirements for students appears in both the Undergraduate Education and Graduate Education chapters. Please submit changes to this page and the Medical Requirements text at the same time, in separate documents.

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Medical Services

MIT Medical

To meet the health care needs of MIT community members, MIT Medical offers a single, centralized source of comprehensive health insurance, care and treatment at its own medical centers, and an extensive roster of health promotion programs. Convenient, on-campus access to a broad range of clinical services and medical and dental specialties is delivered by highly qualified health care professionals. Affiliations with many of the Boston area's leading hospitals allow clinicians to refer patients with more serious conditions to the most appropriate specialists.

Visits to MIT Medical are by appointment, except for urgent care, which is available seven days a week from 7 am to 11 pm. The Mental Health and Counseling Service also has walk-in urgent care hours from 2 pm to 4 pm daily, Monday through Friday. MIT community members should call 617-253-4481 or 617-258-0656 (TTY) day or night for medical advice; for regular appointments, call 617-253-4481. MIT Medical is located in Building E23.

For more information about MIT Medical, including appointment hours, phone numbers, and clinician profiles, visit

MIT Student Health Plan

The MIT Student Health Plan consists of two plans, the MIT Student Medical Plan and the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan. Further information on both can be found under Medical Requirements in the sections on Undergraduate Education and Graduate Education.


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