These specialties are also available at the Smith Campus Center clinic:

Allergy & Asthma Mental Health Podiatry
Dermatology Neurology Rheumatology
Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) Nutrition Surgery
Endocrinology/Diabetology Ophthalmology Urology
Gastroenterology Orthopedics X-Ray/Ultrasound
Mammography Physical Therapy  

 

Fee for Service

The following additional services are available at HUHS, but are not covered under the Student Health Fee. These services may be covered through your health insurance plan or available on a fee-for-service basis.

Acupuncture Obstetrics/Gynecology*
Contact Lens Services Immunizations (restrictions apply)*
Dental Services Laboratory Services (Quest or other facilities)*
Massage Pharmacy*
Optical Shop Routine Eye Exams*

*Covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan (limitations apply)

Students enrolled in the Student Health Fee and student dependents enrolled in the Harvard University Student Health Program qualify for discounted rates on massage and acupuncture treatments through Harvard's Center for Wellness.

Why do I have to pay this fee?

Harvard University policy requires that all registered students pay the Student Health Fee. This allows students the appropriate access to medical care on campus if/when they should need it. Similar to library, museum, and athletic facility fees, this required fee enables Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) to provide high quality, accessible health care to the entire student population.

While you may choose not to obtain medical or mental health care at HUHS, our services extend beyond direct patient care. We encourage you to take advantage of our other services, such as support groups, health education programs, and other outreach initiatives during your time at Harvard.

We are unable to accept appeals to waive this fee. A very limited number of students who meet certain criteria are eligible to waive the Student Health Fee. Having other health insurance coverage is not a qualifying reason to waive the Student Health Fee, but it may allow you to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. To waive the Student Health Fee, you must be:

  • A Traveling Scholar/Study Abroad Student studying outside the country; or
  • Enrolled half-time or less (you must also waive the Student Health Insurance Plan); or
  • A non-resident student who resides outside of Massachusetts, and has no activities on campus for the entire term. Students who live out of state but attend class on campus do not qualify to waive.

Where to find medical care

Most of your care will take place at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). HUHS offers routine and preventive care to promote good health, as well as urgent care and some specialty care. 

Selecting a Primary Care Provider (PCP)
New students are automatically assigned PCP’s by September 15, and you can change providers at any time. Enrolled dependents must select a PCP. Visit the HUHS website for a list of available clinicians and contact Member Services with your selection.

Scheduling Appointments
Appointments can be made online through HUHS Patient Portal or by calling your provider’s office directly.

Mental Health
Counseling services are available at HUHS for academic issues; depression; anxiety; stress; sexual, relationship, or eating concerns; grief; and a variety of other concerns.