Urgent and Emergency Care

If you, a friend or a student is at imminent risk, please call Public Safety at 781-736-3333 (on campus) or 911 (off campus). Public Safety will respond immediately if you are on campus; if school is in session, the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) will also assist you. Police will respond immediately if you are off campus.

 

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When to Go to the Emergency Room

Emergency Rooms are for life-threatening injury or illness, such as:

  • Major injury

  • Severe shortness of breath

  • Loss of consciousness or seizure

  • Sudden, severe pain (abdominal, chest, head)

  • Severe bleeding

  • Poisoning or overdose

  • Severe or worsening allergic reaction, especially if breathing is difficult

  • Severe or persistent vomiting

  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings

  • Severe vaginal bleeding

  • Sexual violence

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When to Go to an Urgent Care Center

Urgent care is for non-life-threatening, urgent health needs that cannot wait until the Health Center is open, such as:

  • X-rays

  • Urinary pain with back pain

  • A deep laceration that may need stitches

  • Need for IV hydration due to severe vomiting or unresolved high fever

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When to Use the Brandeis Health Center
  • Fever that goes down with Tylenol or aspirin

  • Sore throat, colds, cough, ear ache

  • Minor cuts or burns

  • Skin rash

  • Mild nausea with vomiting or diarrhea without fever

  • Mild burning or irritation on urination

  • Chronic joint or muscle pain/strain

  • Non-life-threatening conditions

Local Emergency Departments

2014 Washington St.
Newton, MA
617-243-6193

Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

Local Urgent Care Centers

Located in the Children's Hospital Building (5 minutes from campus)
9 Hope Ave.
Waltham, MA 02453
866-627-8052

Bring your insurance information.

Walk-in Hours

  • Monday – Saturday:  9 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Sunday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

1030 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02451
781-894-6900

Bring your insurance information.

Walk-in Hours

  • Daily: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

For Minor Illness and Injury Assessment After Hours

For minor illness and injury assessment, labs and tests.

866-389-2727

Locations

  • Newton: 978 Boylston St.

  • Cambridge  211 Alewife Brook Pkwy. OR 36 White Street

  • Medford: 85 High St.

Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m., closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch

  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., closed 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch

  • Sunday: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., closed 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch