About Health Service

Location and Hours

Health Service Hours

Clinical Lab Hours

After 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 x-rays, 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

  • Walk in for any acute illness or injury, whenever the office is open.
  • Make appointments for routine and follow-up visits: 617-627-3350
**COVID-19 Update: ​Beginning March 23, Health Service will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.  We will provide telemedicine for students by calling our regular number 617-627-3350. Visit our Coronavirus Updates page for details.**

During the Academic Year

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except September 25* and January 15 open at 12 noon)
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except October 3rd* and November 27: close at 12 p.m.)
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are open on holidays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., during the academic year when residence halls are open (Labor Day, Indigenous People's Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King's Day, Presidents Day, Patriots Day).

2020 Pre-Orientation Week Hours **COMING SOON**

Pre-Orientation is August 20 - 25
*regular Academic schedule resumes on Aug 27

(closed 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch)

  • Monday, August 20: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21: 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 22: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 23: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, August 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 11:15 am to 1 p.m. for lunch)
  • Saturday, August 25: Closed
Fall Semester Final Exams and Winter Break Hours 2019-2020
  • Monday, December 16: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 18:  10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 19:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 20:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21: Closed
  • December 23 to December 25: Closed for University Holiday
  • Thursday, December 26: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12 - 1 p.m.)
  • Friday, December 27: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12 - 1 p.m.)
  • Saturday, December 28:  Closed
  • Monday, December 30: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12 - 1 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, December 31- Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12 - 1 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, January 1: Closed
  • Thursday, January 2: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12 -1 p.m.)
  • Friday, January 3: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12 - 1 p.m.)
  • Saturday, January 4: Closed

 

  • Monday, January 6: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12pm-1pm)
  • Tuesday, January 7: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12pm-1pm)
  • Wednesday, January 8: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12pm-1pm)
  • Thursday, January 9- Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12pm-1pm)
  • Friday, January 10: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12pm-1pm)
  • Saturday, January 11: Closed
  • Monday, January 13: Health Service resumes regular hours

*Regular academic schedule resumes January 16th at 8 a.m.

Spring Break Hours 2020

Spring Break Hours start March 16th- March 20th
*regular Academic schedule resumes on Mar 23rd

  • Mondays to Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch)
  • Saturdays: closed on March 14 and 21

 

Summer Break Hours 2020

Summer Hours start May 8th- August 23rd
*regular Academic schedule resumes on Aug 24th

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • (closed 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch)
  • Saturdays: Closed

Clinical Lab Hours

Lab is only open on days when Health Service is open.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hours for private clinician lab specimen collection

Winter, Spring and Summer Break Hours

Our lab is only open on days when Health Service is open. The lab is closed 12 - 1 p.m. for lunch each 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

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

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.
Urgent Care Centers

If you would like Tufts to follow up on your care, please make sure to tell the center that you are a "Tufts Students" and allow them to send us a report via fax.

@Medford/Somerville Campus

​@SMFA Campus

Emergency Rooms

If you would like Tufts to follow up on your care, please make sure to tell the ER that you are a "Tufts Students" and allow them to send us a report via fax.

@Medford/Somerville Campus

 

​@SMFA Campus

  • Brigham and Women's Health Emergency Room- 75 Francis St, Boston 617-732-5636
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency Room- 190 Pilgrim Rd, Boston 617-754-2400