Access to Care

Who can use the health center:

  • All undergraduate students
  • All law school students
  • Graduate students who have either enrolled in the Student Health Plan or have paid the health center fee
  • All other eligible students who have paid the health center fee
  • Students in special programs by prior arrangement

Health Center Holds:

  • A student will have a Health Center hold if the student has failed to provide complete documentation of immunizations in accordance with Massachusetts state law.
  • Deadlines for providing this information are as follows: the end of June for undergraduate students entering in the following fall; the beginning of December for undergraduate students entering in the following spring; one month prior to the beginning of a graduate student or law student’s program.
  • Health Center holds will prevent students from registering for an upcoming semester. The Health Center hold also will prevent a student's ability to complete "I Am Here."
  • For questions about blocks due to state mandated immunity requirements, please call (617) 373-2772 or email UHCS general email at

We are committed to responding promptly to your needs. We have:

  • Extended hours: We are open 8am. Monday to Friday; we remain open until 8pm Tuesday and Thursday
  • Saturday hours: 12-noon to 4pm. **We are closed on Saturdays during the summer terms
  • Open access scheduling: We see patients for all medical problems
  • Same day, urgent behavioral health assessment
  • Patient Associates with responsibility only to answer phones to schedule appointments

For easier access:

  • Check your demographic profile (address, phone number etc) on your student portal before coming -- and update when information changes!
  • Use our website to get information on required immunizations or for requesting your medical records