Health Care Near Campus
Note that direct medical care is not available on campus. Students, faculty, and staff experiencing a medical emergency should either call Public Safety at 617-747-8888 (extension 8888 if on campus) or call 911 from any location.
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Berklee contracts with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA) in Kenmore Square, a multi-specialty group practice very close to campus, as our designated student health center. HVMA offers a wide range of care and services to meet your day-to-day medical needs. They offer appointments as well as an urgent care clinic. It is important to know that HVMA is not an emergency medical facility.
Bring your Berklee ID card when you visit HVMA.
You will also need to show your insurance card before receiving care or filling a prescription.
There is a 24-hour medical advice line that students can use at any time: call 617-421-1196.
HVMA Regular Hours
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Urgent Care Clinic
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Holiday hours vary.
133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
1. Students should call 800-249-1767 to register as a patient. This only needs to be done once to create a patient file/ID number with HVMA. Students should have their health insurance information on hand when completing this step.
2. Students can then call HVMA at 617-421-1112 to schedule an on-site appointment. It is always encouraged to bring your health insurance information to your appointments, even if HVMA has it on file.
We acknowledge that Boston has a wide range of medical services available. Students are welcome to pursue medical services at any location. Some of those locations are listed below.
Fenway Health specializes in services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities; individuals with HIV/AIDS; and those with limited access to health services. However, care is available to anyone.
Contact Fenway Health
1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Back Bay
MGH Back Bay offers primary care services by appointment.
388 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Urgent Care
MGH's Medical Walk-In Unit provides urgent, walk-in care. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, with extremely urgent cases receiving priority attention.
Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 108
15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114
MGH Urgent Care Hours
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Weekends, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
(Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Students seriously injured or very sick and in need of emergency medical care should go to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately. There is no direct medical care available on campus.
In the case of life-threatening situations or where students are unable to transport themselves to the hospital, call Public Safety at 617-747-8888 (or dial extension 8888 from any campus phone) if on campus, or dial 911 from any location.
Please note: Hospitals and ambulances are not appropriate for regular medical care. There is usually a long waiting time at hospitals for non-urgent patients, and the expense is usually higher than if the patient is seen in a routine health care setting.