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 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

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

Winter Break Hours

Wednesday, Dec 27th-Jan 12th
*Regular academic schedule resumes January 16th at 8 a.m.

Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed during lunch 12pm-1pm)
Closed on: December 25th, December 26th, December 29th, January 1st, January 15th.

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break Hours start March 19th- March 23th
*regular Academic schedule resumes on Mar 26th

Mondays to Fridays- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch)
Saturdays- closed on March 17th and 24th

Summer Break Hours

Summer Hours start May 14th- August 24th
*regular Academic schedule resumes on Aug 27th

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

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.