HMS Student Health Services

To help meet your personal and health needs, HMS offers a range of services, including a student health plan that provides coverage for hospitalization and care on and off the HMS campus; dental insurance; disability insurance; and services for students with disabilities. HMS students also enjoy access to the many student services available to all Harvard students.

Please see the HMS Student Handbook for information on the following:

Need Help Now?

Harvard University Health Services (HUHS)

Urgent Care: 617-495-5711
Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS): 617-495-2042
After-Hours Nurse Advice Line: 617-495-5711

Security and Police

Emergency Contacts

  • Call 911 for police, fire, HAZMAT, and/or ambulance service.
  • Longwood Medical Area Health Service at Vanderbilt Hall, 275 Longwood Avenue. Boston, MA 02115:  617-432-1370
  • Harvard University Police Department: 617-432-1212
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 

Harvard Chaplains: 617-495-5529 or


Harvard University’s Emergency Notification System allows the University to quickly distribute critical information to students by sending alerts to personal electronic devices during an emergency. Register/Update.

Weather Emergencies 

Call 617-432-6666 for up-to-date information on the status of the School. Students should check the Student Handbook (7.04) for detailed information on preclinical and clinical course attendance in weather emergencies.