The Primary Care Center provides students access to board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and on-site specialty consultants affiliated with some of Boston's finest hospitals. The center provides both inpatient and outpatient services.

Primary Care Center

Your Campus Health Fee pays for primary and specialty medical care on campus provided at the Boston College Health Services. (Please remember: it is not a health insurance policy.) Our services include the following:

Outpatient Unit

Board-certified doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses provide primary medical care at the Outpatient Unit. The unit operates on an appointment basis. Some services available, but not limited to:

Physical and Gynecological Exams

Minor injuries, strains, sprains, lacerations

Illnesses: upper respiratory symptoms, rashes, urinary tract infections

Laboratory services

Health advice: diet, exercise, stress, sleep, smoking cessation

Sexual health: STI testing, treatment, and counseling

Travel advice: recommendations on required immunizations

 

Same-day appointments

If you call 617-552-3225 before 10:00 a.m., same-day appointments are often available.

Evenings and weekends

Care is provided by the nurses on duty at the Inpatient Unit and physicians on-call.

 

Inpatient unit

Our comfortable, 10-bed facility provides 24-hour nursing care to students as needed. A doctor is on call 24 hours a day and makes daily rounds to see all patients. He or she makes arrangements for hospitalization, when necessary.

Inpatient services include room, meals, doctor visits and nursing care, are covered by the Campus Health Fee with the exception of the Safety Observation Fee. Patients who are well enough may sometimes be given permission to leave during the day to attend classes.

Appointments

Call 617–552–3225

Information on Fees

All students who pay the Campus Health Fee are eligible to be seen in the Health Services Primary Care Center. This fee is required of all undergraduate resident students and is automatically charged to all students living on campus. This fee does not replace the need for Medical Insurance.

Health Insurance Information

Health Fee Waiver

Off-campus students can waive the Campus Health Fee by downloading and completing the Health Fee Waiver form and forwarding it to UHS by September 30.

Services Not Covered

The Campus Health Fee does not cover

  • Hospitalizations
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Outside consultations
  • X-rays