If you are a student living on campus, you must meet Massachusetts’ immunization requirements. Non-submission and/or missing required immunizations will place a hold on your account and you will not be able to register for classes. You will be utilizing the Patient Portal in the "Medical Clearances" section to upload your required paperwork.

  • Please visit our Immunization Webpage for updated information for students who will be on campus or remote.

Law Students can direct questions to lawschoolhealthservices@huhs.harvard.edu

Medical and Dental Students can direct questions to mahealthservices@huhs.harvard.edu 

College and all other Graduate School Students can direct questions to mrecords@huhs.harvard.edu

All eligible students are automatically enrolled in both parts of the Harvard University Student Health Program, which includes the Student Health Fee and the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Student Health Fee

All registered students who are enrolled more than half time are required to pay the Student Health Fee, regardless of whether you are located on campus or learning remotely. The Student Health Fee enables Harvard University Health Services to provide support and services to all segments of the Harvard community. It also supports the University’s public health infrastructure in its response to the current pandemic and the future path to reopening for all students.

When accessing care at HUHS, the Student Health Fee will cover most services at HUHS without requiring a visit copayment.

  • Fact: Even if you have waived the Student Health Insurance Plan, the Student Health Fee enables your access to HUHS.

Please visit the Student Health Fee Webpage for more detailed information about what this health fee covers.

Student Health Insurance Plan

This plan is administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and is designed to complement the health care provided through the Student Health Fee at HUHS. It covers hospital, specialty care, labs/radiology, and has a prescription drug benefit. This plan provides coverage throughout the United States and abroad. You have the option to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan with comparable health insurance coverage, but you must do so by the stated deadline.

At HUHS, the Student Health Insurance Plan would address medical services not covered by the Student Health Fee. This includes diagnostic lab testing, prescriptions, routine eye exams, allergy serums, and immunizations (limitations apply).

If you are referred to an outside service or specialty, you will be utilizing your Student Health Insurance Plan benefits. Please become familiar with your benefits and out of pocket costs when accessing care.

Please visit the Harvard University Student Health Program Website for more detailed information, and contact Member Services with any questions about the Harvard University Student Health Program at (617) 495-2008 or email MServices@huhs.harvard.edu.

All new students are automatically assigned a Primary Care Physician at HUHS after 8/3. You can view this information in the "Profile" section of the HUHS Patient Portal

If you would like to select or change your Primary Care Physician, contact our Registration Department directly at (617) 495-5795 or email registration@huhs.harvard.edu.

Having a Primary Care Provider assignment enables you to book appointments at HUHS. Not all appointments at HUHS are web-bookable on the Patient Portal. Please call us directly at (617) 495-5711 if you need assistance or to consult about scheduling an appointment.

If you would like to see a provider in a specialty service at HUHS, please note that specialty services require an inside referral from an HUHS Primary Care Provider.

  • Quick Tip! You can call your Primary Care Provider to request a referral. If this is a new issue or concern, your Primary Care Team may want to speak with you before a referral can be made.
  • Attention: For students who are remote, HUHS will be able to provide consultation services to you. Learn more about services available to remote students at HUHS

Telemedicine is a digital health solution that connects the patient and clinician through real-time audio and video technology. This allows the patient and their clinician to see and hear each other through a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

  • Quick Tip! Setup your personal voicemail and be sure to answer blocked calls in case HUHS is trying to reach you about your medical information or appointment.

Learn more about telemedicine at HUHS

Our Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Department is a no-cost service that works collaboratively across the University to support registered students who are experiencing some measure of distress in their lives. Their team is comprised of more than 40 clinicians who represent a range of diversity, expertise, life experiences, and disciplines across the mental health field.

All registered students can schedule an Initial Consultation by visiting the “Appointments” section in the HUHS Patient Portal You will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire so we can evaluate and discuss your needs.

Students residing outside of the United States will be given resources for finding individual counseling in their current country. International students can still schedule an Initial Consultation and are welcome to attend CAMHS workshops. Learn more about services available to remote students at HUHS

We are here for you if you are in distress and in need of urgent Mental Health care. During regular business hours, call (617) 495-2042 to request an urgent appointment. After hours and on weekends, please call (617) 495-711 to request to speak with our mental health care provider.

Please visit the Counseling and Mental Health Services Website for more information about services, groups, workshop offerings, and much more!

For your safety and the safety of other patients, please no walk-ins! You must call (617) 495-5711 before presenting in-person so that we can provide guidance for you.

If you need care now and cannot wait for a future appointment, call our Urgent Care Department at (617) 495-5711 before presenting in-personFind current information on how to access urgent services during COVID-19

Our Urgent Care Department can provide advice and treatment for urgent health problems, both physical and emotional, that require prompt attention. If your problem or issue is life-threatening, please call 911.

For routine or non-urgent care needs, please consult with your Primary Care Physician and Team.

At HUHS, we offer a range of vision services for adults on a fee-for-service basis, including eye exams and prescriptions for eyewear. If you have waived the Student Health Insurance Plan, a routine eye exam or prescription exam would be fee-for-service. 

The Student Health Fee can address Ophthalmology services at HUHS if you have a new or ongoing eye issue. There is no coverage for a routine eye exam.

The Student Health Insurance Plan will cover the cost of one routine eye exam per plan year (8/1-7/31). Please consult with Member Services by calling (617) 495-2008 or emailing MServices@huhs.harvard.edu if you have questions about your coverage for eye care.

Our Nutrition Department can consult with you about your nutritional needs and goals based on your personal lifestyle, as well as provide guidance to manage specific health concerns and conditions as it relates to nutrition.

Students can make Initial Consultation appointments, without a referral, on the HUHS Patient Portal

Our Center for Wellness and Health Promotion is here to encourage and cultivate your wellness and well-being through holistic educational experiences.

The Center for Wellness is currently booking massage and acupuncture appointments with a reduced schedule, and there are many virtual resources and offerings available to students. Learn more about virtual resources available through the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion 

This office is a confidential space that all members of the Harvard community can access in order to process and understand their experience and feel empowered to make the choices best suited for their needs. Please visit the OSAPR Website to learn more about this office.

You can access the OSAPR 24-hour hotline for immediate support at (617) 495-9100. If you would like to schedule a phone consultation, email osapr@harvard.edu.

Student FAQs

To schedule an appointment, patients are encouraged to contact their HUHS Health Care Team. Patients can also schedule certain appointments online through the HUHS Patient Portal on the HUHS website.

Please call the clinic directly at (617) 495-5711 if you have a complex medical issue or a critical issue that needs immediate attention. Please call before presenting in-person so we can offer guidance.

  • Quick Tip! Setup your personal voicemail and be sure to answer blocked calls in case HUHS is trying to reach you about your medical information or appointment.

Remote students can still consult with HUHS. Learn more about services available to remote students at HUHS

Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists are registered nurses with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness, as well as in health education. They work closely with Physicians and can write prescriptions and refer patients to other clinicians, as appropriate. They are a part of your Health Care Team!

Please contact your insurance plan directly to review what pharmacies are in-network for you. If you have the Harvard Student Health Insurance Plan, you can contact Member Services directly at (617) 495-2008 or email MServices@huhs.harvard.edu. If you waived the Student Health Insurance Plan, you will want to contact your private insurance company.

HUHS also has an onsite laboratory, operated through Quest Diagnostics. If you waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, Quest Diagnostics can bill your secondary insurance for these services.

  • You can make an appointment with your HUHS Health Care Team to discuss questions and receive emergency contraception.
  • Because emergency contraception is now available over-the-counter, you can also purchase it from most pharmacies. 

HUHS offers comprehensive screening based on your concerns, risks, and exposure. You can meet with your clinician and together decide which tests are appropriate for you. Most STIs are diagnosed through a clinical exam, a culture, or a blood test.

  • Quick Tip! Contact your HUHS Primary Care Team for a telephone consultation or to schedule an appointment. 

HUHS providers are trained to provide respectful and affirming care to meet your specific care and wellness needs. Please visit our BGLTQ Health & Wellness Webpage to learn more.

There may be times where you will be accessing care outside of HUHS. Your Primary Care Team can discuss this plan to receive outside care with you.

  • Quick Tip! Contact your insurance plan to learn about your coverage when being seen outside of HUHS and become familiar with your benefits.

Contact the Patient Advocate, Mallory Finne, directly at patadvoc@huhs.harvard.edu or (617) 495-7583 for help with navigating the health care system, exploring choices for your medical care, resolving or mediating problems, discussing financial assistance options, and coordinating special needs arrangements.