About Health Service

Location and Hours

Health Service Location (Medford/Somerville and SMFA Students)

124 Professors Row (across from Fletcher Field)
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 617-627-3350
Fax: 617-627-3592

Kenmore- Harvard Vanguard Health Center (SMFA Students Only)

Students are able receive their primary care through Atrius Health, at the Kenmore-Harvard Vanguard 133 Brookline Ave. location, a full service primary care site.  If you have the student health insurance you will be charged a $20 co-pay or a 15% coinsurance for xrays, labs and other ancillary services. If you do not have school insurance you can use the Kenmore-Harvard Vanguard Health Center and pay at the time of your visit or go to another provider who will accept your insurance. Check the website of your insurance company (Blue Cross, for example) to find an approved list of area providers. Please remember to identify yourself as an SMFA student when you register with the health center on the phone or in person.

Health Service Hours

During the Academic Year

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holidays during academic year when dorms are open: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

During Spring Break and Winter Break

(closed 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday– 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During the Summer

Notice: Health Service will be CLOSED Tuesday 6/13/17 for a Mandatory Staff Training
(closed 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday– 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are closed on Saturday and Sundays and the following holidays: Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

After Hours

If you are having a life threatening emergency please call:

  • from SMFA or off campus: 9-1-1
  • from Medford campus phone: 617-627-6911 or x66911

Phone Advice

  • For medical emergencies call 9-1-1
  • For medical advice, please call 617-627-3350 and follow the prompts to reach the after hours nurses line.
  • If you are having a mental health emergency and want to talk with someone, call the Tufts Police at 617-627-3030 and ask to speak with the counselor on-call. Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Service is on call 365 days a year.

Local ER and Urgent Care Centers

If you want to see a medical clinician after hours, nearby resources include:

Urgent Centers:
Emergency Rooms: