You will need an appointment for services at the Health Center. The Health Center is open from 9 a.m..-6 p.m. Monday-Friday when school is in session and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the summer. Please call 781-736-3677 to schedule an appointment.
You can always be seen at the Health Center for evaluation. If you need urgent care, we will assist you in accessing the best level of care for your needs.
If you need a specialist, the Health Center keeps a list of local and/or Boston-based providers. If you do not have the Student Health Plan, we recommend that you check with your insurance to confirm that you are using an in-network provider. Our nurse often assists students in making appointments when needed.
The Brandeis Health Center does not routinely provide notes for students who miss class due to injury or illness.
Students with serious medical conditions that last longer than a few days or who are hospitalized will need to contact the Office of Academic Affairs (781-736-3470) for advice on managing their academic obligations and their health conditions. In these serious situations, Academic Affairs can facilitate communication and medical accommodations. The Health Center, with written consent from the student, can validate conditions and care plans as needed.
Students with private insurance will need to upload their insurance card to the patient portal prior to their first visit to the Health Center. Students with the School Health Plan do not need to bring their card with them as we have that insurance information already. There will not be a co-pay charge collected at the visit, as it is covered by your student fees.
Yes, all visits are billed to your reported insurance. Co-pays will be paid for you by the school so you do not need to bring cash to see a provider. We will not send you a bill for costs not covered by your insurance, however, if we order labs or other services done off campus then you will be responsible for those charges to that provider.
No. Information is not shared with anyone — staff, faculty, family or friends — if you are over 18 years old without your permission. Massachusetts law protects medical information regarding sexual health for students under 18, as well.
The BCC submits insurance claims for all services rendered. Students who do not have the Student Health Plan should upload their insurance card to the patient portal. All on-campus counseling services are provided with no out-of-pocket or direct costs passed along to students.
Yes. The BCC has a diverse staff of trained and experienced therapists with a range of specialties, including anxiety, depression, trauma and sexual violence, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, and addiction, among other areas.
Yes, gynecological visits at the Health Center may be for routine care or for problems. Students are seen for annual visits, problems with menstrual cycles, yeast infections, sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive needs and other concerns. Please call 781-836-3677 to schedule an appointment.
Yes, call for an appointment. You will have to tell the receptionist (confidential) the reason for your visit so you can be scheduled with an available provider to meet your health needs. We prescribe contraception. Emergency contraception is also available. We provide counseling, testing and treatment for STIs. See our Sexual Health and Reproductive services webpage for more info.
The Health Center is not licensed as a pharmacy or dispensary. We do not accept samples from drug companies. We do provide students with prescriptions that they can fill at a local pharmacy. Students can also have their prescriptions delivered to the health center for convenient pick up.
Yes. Many vaccinations are available at the Health Center. We assist students with completing the vaccination series that are required for matriculation. We also offer vaccines for reproductive health and travel, such as Hepatitis A vaccinations. Flu vaccines are available annually. Vaccinations will be billed to your insurance.