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

  • Call us (617-627-3350) for any acute illness or injury, chronic conditions and routine healthcare needs. Most appointments are telehealth visits but if the clinician determines that they need to see you in person, they will help you schedule an appointment.
  • For updates on the services provided during COVID times please go.tufts.edu/COVIDHealth
**COVID-19 Update: ​We provide telemedicine for students by calling our regular number 617-627-3350, if you need to be seen the clinician will help you schedule an in-person appointment. Visit our Coronavirus Updates page for details.**

During the Academic Year

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed 12pm to 1pm for lunch
  • 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 (i.e., Labor Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King's Day, Presidents Day, Patriots Day).

2020 Pre-Orientation Week Hours

Pre-Orientation is August 17 - 21
*regular Academic schedule resumes on Aug 24

The office will be closed from 9am to 1pm for training. We will be answering calls from 1pm to 5pm.

November 2020 Holidays Hours
  • Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day): Open from 11am to 3pm
  • Wednesday, November 25th: Open from 11am to 3pm
  • November 26-29 (Thanksgiving weekend): CLOSED
Fall Semester Final Exams and Winter Break Hours 2020-2021
  • December 14 to December 18: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (closed during lunch 12 -1 p.m.)
  • Saturday, December 19: Closed
  • December 21 to December 23:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (closed during lunch 12 -1 p.m.)
  • December 24 to January 3rd: Closed for University Holiday and Winter Break
  • January 4th to January 17th: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (closed during lunch 12 -1 p.m.) and closed on Saturdays and Sundays

*Regular academic schedule resumes January 18th at 9 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