Direct medical care is not available on campus. Mental health counseling services and a variety of wellness programs are available on site, however.
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Berklee’s designated health center is Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA) in Kenmore Square*. HVMA is a multi-specialty group practice within walking distance from campus and is also accessible by the MBTA. HVMA offers a wide range of care and services to meet your day-to-day medical needs such as primary/urgent care, obstetrics/gynecology, and cold and flu care.
Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students have their co-payments waived when their student ID is shown for primary/urgent care and certain other services. Always clarify with Gallagher Student Health to confirm whether or not you are responsible for the co-payment.
*Please note that our contract with HVMA does not apply to other HVMA locations.
Hours and Information
24-hour medical advice line: 617-421-1196
Address: 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Regular Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Urgent Care Clinic:
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Holiday hours vary
Other Health Services Locations
Students are welcome to access healthcare anywhere with the understanding Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is the designated health center for Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Please note students are responsible for all required co-payments/co-insurance at these locations. Common locations are listed below:
Fenway Health specializes in services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities; individuals with HIV/AIDS; and those with limited access to health services. However, care is available to anyone.
Address: 1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Back Bay
MGH Back Bay offers primary care services by appointment.
Address: 388 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Urgent Care
MGH's Medical Walk-In Unit provides urgent, walk-in care. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, with extremely urgent cases receiving priority attention.
Address: Wang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 108
15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Weekends, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Students seriously injured or very sick and in need of emergency medical care should go to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.
In the case of life-threatening situations where students are unable to transport themselves to the hospital, call Public Safety at 617-747-8888 (or dial extension 8888 from any campus phone) if on-campus, or dial 911 from any location.
Please note: Hospitals and ambulances are not appropriate for regular medical care. There is usually a long waiting time at hospitals for non-urgent patients, and the expense is usually higher than if the patient is seen in a routine healthcare setting.