Harvard University Health Services
HUHS in the Smith Center provides high-quality, comprehensive health care—including primary care, pediatric care, and mental health counseling—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Other services include vision care, dental services, and a pharmacy, though not all covered by the HUSHP.
The confidentiality of all records and other medical information about patients at HUHS is protected to the full extent of the law. Written authorization from the student is necessary to release information to any third party except in highly unusual circumstances as required by law, or as indicated in the HUHS Notice of Privacy Practices.
(75 Mt Auburn St)
Linda Cannon is your Patient Advocate. She is available to discuss and assist with any HUHS-related questions, problems or concerns: navigating the health care system, available choices for your medical care, patients who feel they have encountered a problem, and special needs arrangements. All communications are confidential.
Smith Center 1st Floor
Primary Care Services
HUHS provides complete, coordinated health care through a working relationship with a primary care team comprised of a primary care physician (PCP), nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and health assistants. Students are assigned a PCP and primary care team and may change their PCP at any time for any reason. Students with chronic medical conditions are advised to establish a relationship with the primary care team early in the academic year. It’s also good to provide the HUHS staff with copies of medical records of health care received at other facilities.
Adult Primary Care 3 North
Adult Primary Care 3 East
Smith Center 1st Floor
Urgent-Care and Emergency Services
If you are experiencing symptoms of a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. After-hours and weekend care for nonroutine, urgent medical concerns or symptoms are available through the After Hours Urgent Care Clinic, which is open nights, weekends, and holidays. When possible, try to call your primary care team or mental health provider for advice during regular office hours.
After-Hours Urgent Care Clinic
Smith Center 5th Floor
Sa–Su, holidays: 24 hours
Massachusetts has strict immunization requirements with which you must comply in order to register for classes. Immunizations help protect you from illnesses and contribute to the overall wellbeing of our community. We encourage you to receive any required immunizations before you arrive at Harvard—as many health insurance plans will cover their cost. If you are unable to obtain these prior to your arrival on campus, you may arrange to get immunizations at HUHS for a fee.
Smith Center 4th Floor
Travel Health Immunizations and Info
HUHS provides immunizations and related services, including expert counseling and advice for individual travel health needs on a fee-for-service basis. They recommend scheduling travel health appointments six to eight weeks before departure. (See “Traveling Abroad,” p. 167.)
Confidential HIV Testing
HUHS provides confidential HIV testing. AIDS Action Committee offers anonymous testing (see p. 77).
Making an Appointment
Appointments can be made online by logging into the Patient Portal or by calling the HUHS main number. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled appointment, or else you’ll incur a fee.
HUHS Patient Portal