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Explore physical and mental health services as well as insurance options for students on each Tufts campus.

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The Medford/Somerville and SMFA campuses include the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, The Fletcher School, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts.

Health Service

Primary health care site and service provider for all undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the Health and Wellness Fee.

Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS)

The diverse clinical team at CMHS delivers high-quality mental health services to help prevent and address behavioral and mental health challenges that may become impediments to students' academic and personal goals.

Department of Health Promotion, Prevention, and Well-Being

Provides a continuum of education, prevention, and recovery programs and resources related to alcohol and drugs, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management, and more.

Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (StAAR) Center

Provides academic support through one-on-one coaching, writing consultations, tutoring, study groups and study strategies, and discipline-specific workshops. The StAAR Center also works to implement reasonable accommodations for Tufts students with access concerns related to documented disabilities.

Insurance

All Tufts students are required to be covered by health insurance by Massachusetts state law. Choose from the Student Health Plan or your own private insurance.

The Boston Health Sciences campus includes the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine, the Public Health Professional Degree Programs, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Collegiate Center for Wellness (CCW) at Tufts Medical Center (TMC)

Offers support for health matters like the flu and COVID-19, as well as counseling and support for reproductive health and a wide range of other medical needs, although CCW is not intended to be a primary care provider.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Phone: 617-636-6006
Location: Floating Building at TMC, 3rd floor near the elevator bank (Look for the sign.)

Tufts University is piloting the CCW service for Boston Health Sciences campus students on a limited basis. CCW will not charge Boston Health Sciences campus students for visits during the pilot, but insurance may be charged for laboratory, radiology, or other testing, as well as for referrals to specialized care.

Office of Student Wellness (OSW)

Team members work with students to offer practical approaches to managing everyday stresses and life challenges, provide confidential advice for personal challenges, and make referrals for therapy or psychiatric care as needed for depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

  • To get support, email Sharon Snaggs Gendron, Director of Student Wellness
  • Location: Posner Hall, 4th floor, Boston Health Sciences Campus
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Talk One2One Counseling Service

In-person and telephone access to confidential counseling.

  • To schedule an appointment for nonemergent concerns, send a message to the secure, confidential group email account, tuftscounseling@allonehealth.com, or call 800-756-3124.
  • For crisis or urgent assistance, the toll-free number is available 24/7.

Mantra Health

Matriculated Boston Health Sciences students who are in person in their program on the Boston campus can access free psychiatry services for medical prescribing. By enrolling in Mantra Health, you can connect virtually to licensed psychiatric nurse practitioners and psychiatrists to address your unique needs during daytime, evening, or weekend hours.

There are three ways to obtain a referral and get connected to Mantra Health:

  1. Call or email TalkOne2One (contact information above) for an appointment. They will make a referral for you, if appropriate.
     
  2. Call TMC's Collegiate Center for Wellness (contact information above) to schedule an appointment. They will make a referral for you, if appropriate.
     
  3. Contact the Office of Student Wellness (OSW) (contact information above) to obtain a self-referral form for Mantra Health.

If Mantra Health is the right option for you and you are referred by someone on campus:

  • Look for an email and SMS message to create an account with your Tufts email address.
  • Complete the onboarding tasks in your Patient Portal, which takes about 10 minutes, before your first appointment.
  • Join your first scheduled appointment with your provider through the Mantra Patient Portal.

Already have an account? Log into your account using your Tufts email address.

Have questions? Contact Mantra Health by email or phone 800-464-2083.

Student Advisory and Health Administration (SAHA)

SAHA provides multiple services for Boston Health Sciences campus and Grafton campus students, including:

  • Collection and screening of all required immunization documentation
  • Oversight of student health insurance
  • Oversight of the disability insurance for dental, medical, DPT, and PA students
  • Administration of the voluntary dental insurance plan

Insurance

Learn more about the health insurance requirements and options available to Tufts Boston Health Sciences students.

The Grafton campus includes Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Grafton Student Health Services

Hours: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Phone: 508-887-4300
Email: Cummingsstudenthealth@tufts.edu
Location: 200 Westboro Road, Ground Floor, Room 013, Grafton

Services include vaccinations and titers, evaluation and treatment of same-day concerns like fever, cough, sore throat, rashes, flu-like symptoms, animal bites, pregnancy tests, joint injuries, and more.

Mental Health and Counseling

Provides counseling and referral services by appointment or walk-in consultation. Crisis support is also available 24/7 by phone.

Student Advisory and Health Administration (SAHA)

Provides multiple services for Boston Health Sciences campus and Grafton campus students, including:

  • Collection and screening of all required immunization documentation
  • Oversight of student health insurance
  • Oversight of the disability insurance for dental, medical, DPT, and PA students
  • Administration of the voluntary dental insurance plan

Insurance

Learn more about the health insurance requirements and options available to Tufts Grafton and Boston Health Sciences students.

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