Local Health Resources

Health & Wellness Services

A Partial Listing of Services Near Berklee College of Music

This listing is available online at:  www.berklee.edu/insurance/

Berklee College of Music does not endorse any specific services




Dial 911 from any phone to reach the police department, fire department, or ambulance in a life-threatening emergency situation.


Berklee Public Safety Emergency

On campus, dial 333; Off campus: (617) 747-2333

150 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA

Main Office: 155 Massachusetts Avenue






Counseling and Advising Center

Personal counseling/mental health; student disability support services; wellness, (also provides academic and international advising)

939 Boylston St., accessible via 3rd floor of 921 Boylston St., Boston, MA

(617) 747-2310

Web:  berklee.edu/counseling

Email:  counselingcenter@berklee.edu



Programs that promote wellness & well-being

Health, fitness programs, student clubs and organizations, clinics and services; sports; on-campus AA, NA, MA meeting information

(617) 747-2411

Web:  Berklee.edu/livewell

Email:  livewell@berklee.edu

Facebook: Berklee LiveWell


Student Activities Center

Student clubs and organizations, sports

939 Boylston St., accessible via 3rd floor of

921 Boylston St., Boston, MA

SAC: (617) 747-2560

Web:  Berklee.edu/studentactivities

Email:  studentactivities@berklee.edu


Instrumental/Vocal Departments

Information and programming on avoiding performance-related strain or injury available via department chair and/or web sites


GLBT Allies at Berklee

Promoting a safe and supportive campus atmosphere for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered members of the Berklee community

Web: berklee.edu/glbtallies




HEALTH INSURANCE     www.berklee.edu/insurance/



Gallagher Koster Insurance

Enrollment management and Customer service for Berklee-sponsored qualifying student health insurance plan, Study abroad insurance coverage;

Dental & vision savings plans

(800) 391-8057

Web: www.gallagherkoster.com

Email: BerkleeStudent@gallagherkoster.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Care Elect:  Berklee-sponsored qualifying student health insurance plan

BlueCard Provider Finder: www.bcbs.com/healthtravel/finder.html

1-800-810-BLUE (2583) 24 hours/day

Customer Service: (800) 241-0803

Web: bluecrossma.com





General Medicine • Primary Care Emergency • Urgent Care

Services are available by appointment and where indicated, on an urgent, walk-in, or emergency basis. Prior registration may be required.

Massachusetts General Hospital


Walk-in clinic available

55 Fruit St., Boston, MA

(617) 726-2000; Walk-in (617) 726-2707

Flu Shot Hotline: (877) 733-3737

Web: massgeneral.org


T: Red Line to Charles/MGH


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA   (617) 667-9600

Web: bidmc.harvard.edu

T: Green Line to Longwood


Boston Medical Center

Urgent Care, Daniels Hearing Center, Travel Clinic

818 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA   (617) 638-8000

Web: bmc.org


T: Green Line to Hynes or Symphony, connect to #1 Bus


Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Travel Clinic, Performing Arts Clinic, Urgent Care also available

75 Francis St., Boston    (617) 732-5500

Web: brighamandwomens.org

T: Green Line to Brigham Circle or Bus #66, #65, #60, #47, or #39


Fenway Health

General Health care including GLBT health, substance abuse, violence recovery, HIV testing/AIDS services available

1340 Boylston St, Boston  (617) 267-0900

South End Assoc.: 142 Berkeley St., Boston

(617) 247-7555

Web: fenwayhealth.org

T: Green Line to Arlington + 10 min. walk


Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Urgent care, Primary Care Physicians available

Kenmore: 133 Brookline Ave., 4th Fl., Boston, MA

(617) 421-1000 (general)

617 421-1194 (after hours/weekend urgent care)

Copley: 165 Dartmouth St., Boston, MA

(617) 859-5000

Post Office Square: 147 Milk St., Boston, MA

(617) 654-7000

Web: harvardvanguard.org

T: Green Line to Kenmore, Copley, or Government Center  + 5 min. walk


MGH Back Bay
388 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 Phone: 617-267-7171
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Mount Auburn Hospital

Walk-in clinic available

330 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA

(617) 492-3500

Web: www.mountauburn.caregroup.org

T: Red Line to Harvard Sq. +15 min walk


Tufts-New England Medical Center

Traveler’s & Express Services available

800 Washington St., Boston

(617) 636-5000; Express Care (617) 636-5566

Web: tuftsmc.org

T: Green Line to Boylston or Orange Line to Tufts Medical Ctr


.Dental Care          Services are available by appointment.


Harvard Dental Center

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

188 Longwood Ave., Boston (617) 432-1434

Web: www.harvarddentalcenter.harvard.edu

T: Green line D or E train to Longwood; or Bus #CT2, #47, or #8A


Newbury Dental Associates of Boston

274 Newbury St., Boston, MA

(617) 262-0106 Web: gentledental.com

T: Green Line to Hynes + 5 min. wal



Eye/Optometry/Ophthalmology • Ear, Nose and Throat Care • Audiology • Otolaryngology


Audiology Clinic at Northeastern University

Speech-language pathology; audiology (Hearing testing and Musicians Earplugs)

30 Leon St., Boston, MA

503 Behrakis Health Sciences Center

(617) 373-2492 Web: slpa.neu.edu

Email: ka.o’brien@neu.edu

T: Green Line “E” train to Northeaster


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Specializing in all disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, neck and head.  (Otolaryngologists for vocalists available)

243 Charles St., Boston

Eye: (617) 573-3202;  Ear: (617) 573-4101

Web: meei.harvard.edu

T: Red Line to Charles/MGH


New England Eye Institute

940 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

(617) 262-2020

Web: ne-eyeinstitute.org

T: Green Line B train to Pleasant St


Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston

Eye care, treatment for all eye disorders and visual system diseases; diagnostic, laser and surgical services.

50 Staniford St. (Suite 600), Boston

(800) 635-0489

Web: eyeboston.com

Email: info@eyeboston.com

T: Green Line to Government Center or North Station + 11 min. walk


Physical Therapy, Performing Arts Clinics, Alternative Medicine Services available by appointmen


Healthy Performing Artist Program

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital-Cambridge

Promotes optimal performance by treating and preventing music related injuries

1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA  02138  

 (617) 573-2700

Web: Spauldingrehab.org

Email: srhcambridge@partners.org   T: From Lechmere or Harvard Square, take #69 Bus, to Youville Hospital stop


Performing Arts Clinic
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 732-7432
Web: brighamandwomens.org/nuerology

Email: mcharness@hms.harvard.edu

T: Green Line to Brigham Circle or Bus #66, #60, #47, #39


Performing Arts Physical Therapy, PC

45 Newbury Street, Suite 208 Boston, MA 02116 (by the corner of Berkeley and Newbury Streets)
Phone : (617) 277-1500
Fax : (617) 927-0808

Web: www.performingartspt.org
E-mail: performingartspt.org@gmail.com  for appointments


Other Services:  Substance Abuse, Violence, Recovery, Men and Women’s Health, etc


Services available by appointment , or via 24-hour hotline where indicated


AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

AIDS related testing and treatment information, case management and health services

75 Amory St, Boston

Phone: (617) 437-6200

Hotline:  (800) 235-2331

Web: aac.org

Email: clientservices@aac.org

T: Orange Line to Jackson Square, Bus #14


Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholism recovery support groups

Phone: (616) 426-9444

Berklee on-campus AA meeting, information via LiveWell (617) 747-2411

Web: aaboston.org


BAGLY – Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Youth

Weekly meetings: Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. Boston

Phone: (617) 227-4313

Web: bagly.org

Facebook:  BAGLY


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

All services are free and confidential

24 Hour Hotline / Llamanos

Phones: (617) 492-7273; (800) 841-8371

Web: barcc.org



Berklee Union of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgendered People

Student organization celebrating 25 years of activities and support

Information: Student Activities, (617) 747-2965


MALE Center

Men’s Action Life Empowerment Center

community resource and wellness center for gay and bisexual men in Boston.

571 Columbus Ave  Boston, MA 02118

Phone (617) 450-1987

Web: aac.org

Email: malecenter@aac.org


Marijuana Anonymous

Marijuana use recovery group

(800) 766-6779

Berklee on-campus MA meeting, information via LiveWell (617) 747-2411

Web: marijuana-anonymous.org


Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assual and Domestic Violence / Jane Doe, Inc.

Advocacy, referral and support services; LGBT services

Phones:  (617) 248-0922 24-hour Multi-lingual

SafeLink Hotline:  (877) 785-2020

Web: janedoe.org


Narcotics Anonymous

Drug and narcotics use recovery support groups

Phone: (818) 773-9999

Berklee on-campus NA meeting, LiveWell (617) 747-2411

Web: na.org

Email: fsmail@na.org


Planned Parenthood

Women’s / Reproductive health and contraception services, HIV/AIDS testing

1055 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Phone: (800) 258-4448

Web: plannedparenthood.org

T: Green Line “B” train to Babcock St       

Summer 2013






Here are a few of the Frequently Asked Questions more at http://www.berklee.edu/insurance


Q: What should I do when I am feeling sick?  Is there a hospital around here?

MGH, or "Massachussetts General Hosptial" has a local branch, "MGH Back Bay," at 388 Commonwealth Avenue. If you're feeling ill, call them at 617-267-7171 to schedule a visit.  Do not drop in, Call First! View a list of local health care facilities.  There are many outstanding medical centers in the Boston area.

Q: When will I get my ID card? Students will receive an insurance ID Card at the address the school has on file for you—either your on-campus address or your local address. Be sure to carry it at all times and show it to any health care provider or pharmacy before receiving care or filling a prescription. Please call Blue Cross Blue Shield at 888 753-6615 or Gallagher Koster at 800-391-8057 with questions regarding the status of your ID card or to request a replacement.

Q: How can I get my prescriptions if I don't get my card until the beginning of February? If you need to see a doctor or fill a prescription before you receive your ID card, tell the provider or pharmacy that you are covered by the BCBS Student Blue Plan. Providers can call either Blue Cross Blue Shield or Gallagher Koster at 800 391-8057 to confirm your eligibility. You do not need your card in order to be eligible to receive benefits.

Q: Who do I call if I have questions about the student health insurance plan? For questions about what's covered, how to access benefits, enrollment concerns, or replacement ID cards, call Gallagher Koster at 617 769-6008 or 800 391-8057; email them at BerkleeStudent@gallagherkoster.com, or visit gallagherkoster.com/berklee.

Q: Where can I get a list of network providers in the area? To locate participating providers in the BCBS Student Blue Plan Provider PPO network, go to gallagherkoster.com/berklee, and select "Find a Doctor" in the menu on the left, or simply click on BlueCard Doctor and Hospital Finder

Q: What are the costs of copayments for doctor visits? The cost varies depending on whether you have received services from a preferred provider ("in-network") or a non-preferred provider ("out-of-network"). You receive the highest level of benefits and save money by staying "in-network."


Generally, you have full coverage for most hospitals, physicians, and other providers that participate in the BCBS Student Blue Plan Provider PPO network, although for some outpatient services, you may pay a $20 copayment for each visit. You pay a $150 copayment per visit for in-network or out-of-network emergency room services.

Please note: If a preferred provider refers you to another provider for covered services (such as a lab or specialist), make sure the provider is a preferred provider in order to receive benefits at the in-network level. If the provider you use is not a preferred provider, you're still covered, but your benefits will be covered at the out-of-network level, even if the preferred provider refers you.

You can also obtain covered services from non-preferred providers, but your out-of-pocket costs will be higher and you must pay a plan-year deductible for most out-of-network covered services.

To locate participating providers, go to gallagherkoster.com, then select "Find a Doctor" in the menu on the left. Or visit Blue National Doctor and Hospital Finder to locate healthcare providers within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, or to find a doctor or hospital worldwide.

Q: What are the costs of copayments for prescriptions? The pharmacy benefit program includes retail chains as well as independent pharmacies through the Express Scripts Network. At designated Express Scripts pharmacies, you will pay a $15 copayment for a tier I drug; a $30 co-payment for a tier 2 drug; and and a $50 co-payment for a tier 3 drug. To find a participating pharmacy, call Express Scripts at 800 892-5119 or visit Express-Scripts.com

Q: Does the student health insurance cover immunizations? Yes, the BCBS Student Blue Plan covers immunizations.

Go to Berklee.edu/insurance for more FAQ’s


Health and Wellness Services prepared by The Office for Student Wellness and Health Promotion / LiveWell    (617) 747-2411  livewell@berklee.edu  

Facebook: Berklee LiveWell   

Fall 2013