Local Health Care Facilities

Berklee has put together a listing of the many health care facilities and services in the area that you can download and print for future reference: the On- and Off-Campus Health and Wellness Services Directory.

More listings are available in the Counseling and Advising Center, the Student Activities Center, and in your local/Boston-area phone book. Please note: A referral by a primary care physician may be required for off-campus specialist services. Contact your health insurance provider before your visit for coverage information. Berklee College of Music does not endorse any specific services.

For students who are new to the Boston area or who do not have an existing relationship with a doctor, there are a number of group practices in the Back Bay - Fenway - Downtown area that are close by and easy to get to. Here are three that are preferred providers in the BCBS Blue Care Elect Enhanced Value (PPO) Network:

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 

Phone: 617 421-1000
harvardvanguard.org

A multi-specialty group practice offering a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. Conveniently located in Kenmore Square, Harvard Vanguard also offers urgent care hours for sudden illnesses "after hours" and during evenings and weekends.

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Urgent care hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Holiday: varied hours

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) - Back Bay

388 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA  02215      
Phone: 617 267-7171
massgeneral.org/backbay

Conveniently located on Commonwealth Avenue, MGH Back Bay offers primary care services by appointment. A nurse is also available by telephone or email (Patient Gateway) to answer specific health questions. 

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by appointment

Massachusetts General Hospital - Medical Walk-In Unit

Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 108
15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114  
Phone: 617 726-2707
massgeneral.org/appointments/walkinunit/

An alternative to the emergency room, the Medical Walk-In Unit provides urgent care for adults (18 years and over). Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, with extremely urgent cases receiving priority attention.

Hours of Operation
The Medical Walk-In Unit is open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Weekends and holidays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.