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Outpatient Primary Care Medical Services
Brandeis Health Center is a resource for the campus community providing expert primary care, health education, and wellness promotion. Services include individual medical assessment, on-site testing and orders for laboratory and imaging tests, diagnosis, treatments, evaluation, prescriptive services, education, follow up, and referral as needed. Our services are respectful, inclusive, accessible, and confidential. All undergraduates have unlimited access to the services and staff Brandeis Health Center while Graduates can purchase this with an optional health services fee. Laboratory testing, diagnostic testing, pharmaceuticals, and services provided by off campus providers are covered according to your health insurance policy.
- Assessment and management of acute infections or injuries
- Assessment and management of chronic conditions
- Annual exams (including gynecological exams) and routine screening tests
- Immunizations and Tuberculin Skin Testing
- Travel planning and preparation
- Employment and athletic screenings
- Contraceptive evaluation, counseling and prescriptions, pregnancy testing
- Emergency contraception access
- STD evaluation, counseling, diagnosis, and treatment
- Nutrition counseling and support
- Alcohol and other drug counseling and support
- Health counseling and education
Please be advised that we cannot give allergy injections at the Health Center. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Health Center does not operate a clinical medical laboratory. However, blood and other specimens are collected here with medical orders. Specimens are routinely sent to the Newton Wellesley Hospital Laboratory for analysis. We also use Converge, a nonaffiliated, local laboratory service to cover other lab providers needs. It is the student’s responsibility to know if their insurance requires a specific lab provider and what lab tests will be covered under their insurance policy. Students are responsible for any unpaid laboratory bills. Each student must have a good understanding of their insurance policy coverage to prevent unnecessary charges.
Resources Off Campus
The Health Center maintains a list of providers of many medical and dental specialties in the Waltham and Greater Boston areas and can assist you with these names. As always, If you have private insurance, you should always check with your insurer about coverage.
The closest hospital to Brandeis University is the Newton Wellesley Hospital (NWH) a premier community teaching hospital offering medical, surgical and specialty care, 24-hour emergency services and a pediatric emergency department. When students need a hospital admission they often go to NWH.
The Health Center is managed by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) located in Boston. BIDMC is one of the top academic medical centers in the country and students can be transferred there as well.