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Medford / Somerville Campus

Urgent care services: Tufts Health Services is available to all summer students and visitors for non-emergency urgent care situations only by appointment or on a walk-in basis. All health services are fee-for-service. There will be a fee for each visit and there may be additional charges for lab tests, etc. Most individual programs will collect health information as a part of their enrollment materials. Please note that any medical fees incurred will be billed by Tufts Health Services to the student and are not included in program fees.

For emergency medical care, acute illness, or injury: students will be transported to one of the many hospitals in Boston, depending on where they are at the time of injury and the severity of the injury. Please note that any hospital or transportation charges incurred will be billed by the service provider to the student and are not included in program fees.

In a medical emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at (617) 627-6911.

For counseling and mental health: summer students and visitors should be aware that routine and ongoing counseling services are not provided, and it is necessary that arrangements be made for off-campus mental health support if this is needed while on campus. Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) is available for referrals to outside providers if necessary. Please note that any counseling and mental health-related fees and related transportation costs will be billed by the service provider to the student and are not included in program fees.

In the event of a psychological crisis or emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911.

Boston Health Sciences Campus

The Student Advisory & Health Administration Office (SAHA) is a division of Student Affairs for the Boston and Grafton Health Sciences Campuses. The schools for which services are provided include: the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine, the Public Health & Professional Degree Programs, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

An annual mandatory health administration fee is automatically billed to all students for services provided by SAHA.

Services provided by this office include:

  • Advice to students regarding general well-being including helping students transition and manage the increased academic demands and stresses. Triage and refer students regarding professional counseling, psychiatric care, long-term therapy, or hospitalization to Boston Health Sciences Students.
  • Collection and screening of all immunization documentation required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Tufts University and those recommended for healthcare workers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Boston and Grafton Health Sciences Students.
  • Oversight of the student health insurance required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Tufts University Schools for Boston and Grafton Health Sciences Students.
  • Oversight of the disability insurance for Dental, Medical and PA Students

There are no medical services provided by this office, though, as suggested above, we provide access to resources for medical services of all kinds.

Learn more: Boston Health Sciences Campus Health & Wellness

Boston Fine Arts Campus

For routine health problems and primary care: School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) students have access to health services through Harvard Vanguard, which is available to all summer students for non-emergency situations by appointment or on a walk-in basis (urgent care). All health services are fee-for-service. There will be a fee for the initial visit and there may be additional charges for lab tests, etc.

Harvard Vanguard (Atrius Health)
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1000

Students also have access to Tufts Health Services for urgent care needs, which is located on the Medford / Somerville Campus. Note that this option is not easily accessible if the student is only on the Boston Fine Arts Campus.

Please note that any medical fees incurred will be billed to the student and are not included in program fees.

For emergency medical care, acute illness, or injury: students will be transported to one of the many hospitals in Boston, depending on where they are at the time of injury and the severity of the injury. Please note that any hospital charges incurred will be billed to the student and are not included in program fees.

In a medical emergency, students should immediately contact Tufts University Police at (617) 627-6911.

For counseling and mental health: SMFA students have access to Harvard Vanguard's Behavioral Health practice. The SMFA cannot guarantee that Harvard Vanguard will be able to see visiting students or minors on a limited term basis. To understand options, you may contact Harvard Vanguard directly:

Harvard Vanguard (Atrius Health) – Behavioral Health Practice
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1157

In the event of a psychological crisis or emergency after hours, call the Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911.

Learn more: Boston Fine Arts Campus Health & Wellness