Resources for Allergy Assessment and Treatment in the Boston Area
Northeastern University students may be assessed and treated for allergies at any of a number of local allergy clinics and practices. UHCS recommends that you begin the enrollment process now in order to allow time for the transition of your allergy care.
In order to prepare for your community allergy practice evaluation and treatment please note the following:
1. Check your health plan coverage
- A referral is usually required from your primary care provider both for clinical and insurance coverage purposes.
- Be aware of your health plan’s provider eligibility, covered services, co-payment and deductible requirements.
2. Check with your primary care provider (PCP)
- Your PCP may need advance notice to make a referral and may want to see you for checkup.
- All full-time Massachusetts college students are required by law to have comparable health insurance coverage. Please review the comprehensive and student-centered advantages of the Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP).
3. Contact your allergist
- You will need to complete and send a release of information form to your current allergist in order to have your complete records sent to your local Boston allergist.
- Most local allergists require records before they will make a first appointment with you. • All details of your current allergy treatment should be sent
- All allergy tests
- All serum and extract composition and doses
- All injection sheets with previous injection information
- Many allergy practices require an order signed by your allergist stating that you are able to receive injections that are recommended for you.
4. If you plan to use your own serum
- Make sure that your allergy serum vials are labeled with
- Your name
- Date of birth
- The exact composition of the allergy extract
- Expiration date of the serum
- Many allergists require you to have received a previous injection from the vial(s) that you bring.
- Your serum vials must have been kept continuously refrigerated. Individual allergy practices may vary in how you may deliver your serum to them.
5. Inquire about any other requirements and review the local allergy practice website for further information
The following allergy clinics and practices are available to serve you. Please click on the individual service for more information.
Allergy and Inflammation
Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
One Brookline Place
Brookline, MA 02445
Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Please call 1-866-489-4056 to register prior to your first appointment.
Dr. Johnson Wong, MD
8 Hawthorne Place
Boston, MA 02114
Harvard Vanguard / Atrius Health-Kenmore
133 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St.
South Building 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Boston Food Allergy Center
65 Harrison Avenue, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02111
(allergies and gastrointestinal specialist)