Health Services (HUHS)

Harvard University Health Services (HUHS)
Medical Area, 275 Longwood Avenue, Boston (617-432-1370)
Harvard Campus and Urgent Care, Holyoke Center, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge (617-495-5711)
huhs.harvard.edu

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 (HUHS) provides comprehensive, confidential health care to students, staff, faculty, and their dependents. HUHS has four locations across the Harvard campuses. The main location is in Holyoke Center in Harvard Square, with satellite clinics on the Longwood Medical Area, Business School, and Law School campuses. The Longwood Medical Area clinic is located in the west wing of Vanderbilt Hall, across Longwood Avenue from the Tosteson Medical Education Center, and provides primary care and some mental health services. To make an appointment with HUHS in the Medical Area, access the Patient Portal at huhs.harvard.edu, or call 617-432-1370.

Services at the main clinic in Holyoke Center include:

  • 24-hour urgent care
  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Medical/sugical subspecialties
  • Pediatrics

Urgent Care and Emergency Services
Any student experiencing symptoms of a medical emergency (e.g., chest pain, severe shortness of breath) should call 911 immediately. After-hours and weekend care for non-routine, urgent medical concerns or symptoms is available through the After Hours Urgent Care Clinic at Holyoke Center.

After Hours Urgent Care Clinic (AHUCC)
Holyoke Center – Fifth floor
617-495-5711; TTY: 617-495-1211

The After Hours Urgent Care Clinic (AHUCC) is open nights, weekends, and holidays for urgent care. Whenever possible, students are encouraged to call their primary care team or mental health provider for advice during regular office hours.

Primary Care Services
HUHS is committed to providing each student with complete, coordinated health care through a working relationship with a primary care team comprised of a primary care physician (PCP), nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and health assistants. Students are assigned a PCP and primary care team that will provide any needed care throughout the year.

A complete listing of primary care clinicians is available at huhs.harvard.edu. Students may change their PCP at any time and for any reason by emailing Member Services, mservices@huhs.harvard.edu, with their selection. Students with chronic medical conditions are advised to establish a relationship with the primary care team early in the academic year. It will be helpful to provide copies of medical records for health care received at other facilities.

Stillman Infirmary
Stillman Infirmary provides short-stay care for medical and mental health problems, and certain post-operative cases. Admission to Stillman Infirmary is based on clinical indications as determined by a student’s primary care team and/or the After Hours Urgent Care Clinic staff.

Required Immunizations
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.

Travel Health Immunizations and Information
HUHS provides immunizations and related services, including expert counseling and advice for individual travel health needs, on a fee-for-service basis. HUHS recommends scheduling travel health appointments six to eight weeks in advance of travel.

HIV Testing
HUHS provides confidential HIV testing. For those who would prefer to have anonymous testing, visit the HUHS website or the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts website, aac.org, for suggested locations.

Patient Advocate
The Patient Advocate is available to assist students with any concerns, questions, or comments. All communications are confidential.

Special Needs
HUHS is prepared to meet the general and special 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 Patient Advocate is available to assist individuals with special needs.

Other Services
Other services available at Holyoke Center include:

  • Pharmacy
  • Dental
  • Vision care and eye services
  • Optical shop

Note: Not all of these services are covered by insurance.

For more information 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. Students needing to renew prescriptions are advised to call their provider directly at least 48 hours in advance to allow time to process the request.

Confidentiality
The confidentiality of all records and other medical information about patients at HUHS is protected to the full extent of the law. Written authorization from the student is necessary to release record information to any third party except in highly unusual circumstances as required by law, or as indicated in the HUHS Notice of Privacy Practices.