Ambulatory Episodic and Preventive Care
Brandeis Health Center is a resource for the campus community providing medical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and consultation, as well as preventive and wellness health promotion.
- Assessment and management of acute infections or injuries
- Assessment and collaborative management of chronic conditions
- Annual physical exams (including gynecological exams) and routine preventive screening
- Immunizations and Tuberculin Skin Testing
- Travel planning and preparations
- Contraceptive evaluation, counseling and prescriptions, pregnancy testing
- Emergency contraception (available on a walk-in basis)
- STI evaluation, counseling, diagnosis and treatment
- Nutrition counseling and support services
- Alcohol and other drug counseling and support
- Health counseling and education
- On-site testing and orders for laboratory and imaging tests
- Prescription delivery services
We do not administer allergy injections but there are excellent practices in the area who will take new patients. Other practices may administer serums prescribed by your own allergist. Call us (781-736-3677) for a list of local specialists.
We provide several on-site Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived tests but do not operate a full clinical medical laboratory. Specimens are routinely sent to Quest for analysis. We also use Boston Clinical Laboratories, a nonaffiliated, local laboratory and LabCorp as required by United Health Care.
It is the student’s responsibility to know if insurance has any coverage specifications for laboratory services. Students will be responsible for any laboratory bills not covered by their insurance.
We maintain a list of specialty providers in the Waltham and Greater Boston areas and can assist you with these names. As always, you are responsible for checking with your insurer regarding your plan and network coverage and/or referral needs.
The closest hospital to Brandeis University is 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 level 2 hospital admission they often go to NWH.
Students will be transferred or brought by ambulance to Boston hospitals when level 3 care is necessary.