Harvard University Health Services

Below is a summary of the services available at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). We encourage you to visit huhs.harvard.edu for detailed, up-to-date information, including department locations, phone numbers, and hours of operation; how to make appointments; event listings and announcements; and additional health information and resources.

Harvard University Health Services is a multispecialty medical practice exclusively for members of the Harvard community—students, faculty, staff, eligible postdocs, retirees, and their dependents. HUHS has three locations across the Harvard campuses. The main location is in Smith Campus Center in Harvard Square, with satellite clinics on the Longwood Medical Area and Law School campuses.

Harvard Square Clinic
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center
75 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-5711

Medical Area Clinic
Vanderbilt Hall
275 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-432-1370

Law School Clinic
Pound Hall
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-4414

Harvard University Health Services clinicians provide confidential, personal care for each patient. Our services include:

  • Internal medicine/primary care
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Medical and surgical specialties
  • Urgent care
  • On-site laboratory
  • Radiography and ultrasound services
  • Physical therapy
  • Vision care
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

For more information about HUHS or to make an online appointment, please visit huhs.harvard.edu. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled appointment, or the student will incur a charge.

Required Immunizations
https://huhs.harvard.edu/med-recs-immunizations/immunizations-0
All students are required to comply with the Massachusetts immunization regulations and submit a complete immunization history to Harvard University Health Services prior to registration. Incomplete or overdue forms may delay registration. There is a fee for most immunizations at HUHS.

We recommend that students receive any required immunizations before they arrive at Harvard, as some health insurance plans will cover the associated costs. If you are unable to obtain these prior to your arrival on campus, you may arrange to get immunizations at various locations in the area, including HUHS. Please note that if you receive your immunizations at HUHS, you will be billed for the cost of the immunization.

Center for Wellness and Health Promotion
https://wellness.huhs.harvard.edu/
All members of the Harvard community can take advantage of the innovative programs, services, and initiatives at the Center for Wellness. Students, faculty, staff, retirees, and University affiliates can schedule a massage or acupuncture appointment, sample exercise, meditation, or yoga classes, or stop by for a chair massage. Students and Harvard University Group Health Plan members are eligible for discounts on these services.

Patient Advocate
https://huhs.harvard.edu/patient-advocate
The Patient Advocate is available to help students:

  • Navigate the health services
  • Explore choices for medical care
  • Resolve or mediate problems
  • Discuss financial assistance options
  • Coordinate accessibility arrangements

All communications are confidential.

Accessibility
HUHS is prepared to meet the general and individualized health care needs of students. Early contact with a primary care clinician is advised to establish a base for continuity of care during a student’s active stay at Harvard. A variety of access services are available through the Accessible Education Office, aeo.fas.harvard.edu, including sign language and oral interpreters. The HUHS Patient Advocate is available to assist in accommodating the needs of patients.

Confidentiality
Your right to privacy is important to Harvard University Health Services. We believe that patient confidentiality is an essential aspect of excellent medical and mental health care, and each patient can be assured that all health information is treated confidentially and protected to the fullest extent permissible by law. Our staff members adhere to the following laws, policies, and practices:

  • Notice of Privacy Practices.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Patient rights and responsibilities.
  • Release of health care information.
  • Limitations of email: Harvard University Health Services cannot guarantee the privacy of email communications; email should not be used for urgent or time-sensitive issues.
  • Secure messaging: Students and HUGHP members with a Harvard University Health Services primary care physician have access to the Patient Portal and can communicate directly with clinicians via secure messaging.