Student-Affairs-Health

Health and Wellness

Mission

To support and engage students in healthy choices for their emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Counseling and Wellness 

For information on connecting to Health and Wellness Resources, please see Staci Weber, Dean of Student Affairs, on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Confidentiality

All counseling sessions and contact with Health and Wellness are strictly confidential. Under ordinary circumstances, no information about you will be revealed to any person or agency without your written consent. However, if a student is judged to be a danger to self and/or others, we reserve the right to inform parents, next-of-kin or appropriate college personnel. Counseling sessions do not become part of a student's record. Any counseling information used in statistics or research will guarantee the anonymity of the student.

Counseling Services can:

  • Provide support for personal, family, social, and academic stressors.
  • Help build skills to support academic and emotional wellness.
  • Provide educational information on various topics related to adjusting to college, managing stress, building healthy relationship and so much more!
  • Provide brief evaluation and referral for long term or specialized therapeutic services.

For Immediate Support

If you are in distress and need to talk to someone immediately, please call campus safety or reach out to your Resident Assistant, Student Success Coach, or faculty member. You are not alone.

You may also call the following hotlines may also be contacted for free phone support:

The Samaritans' 24-hour Befriending Service
 
(617) 247 0220
http://www.samaritansofboston.org

The Samaritans provides a free and confidential 24-hour phone befriending line. This unique service, which is staffed by trained volunteers, provides unconditional and non-judgmental support to those who are alone, depressed or in crisis. Whatever the challenge or struggle, anyone who is suffering can find at the Samaritans a caring, empathetic ear, eager to listen and understand.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center hotline
 (617) 492-7273 or (800) 841-8371
http://www.barcc.org

The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center has a 24-hour hotline for sexual assault survivors, significant others (including family and friends) and professionals. They also provide medical accompaniment to a survivor after sexual assault and legal advocacy.

Planned Parenthood's hotline
1-800-258-4448. Choose Option 3.
www.pplm.org

For questions about sexual health, birth control, emergency contraception, parenting, adoption and abortion. It's all confidential.

Emergency Policy

Any student who needs immediate emergency assistance should contact the Campus Safety Office at (617) 731-7777

Other services provided by the Health and Wellness Department

Resources and Referrals are available for students seeking off-campus health care or mental health care services. Below is basic information for some close options:

 For Support (Non-emergency) for Mental Health 

  • Brookline Community Mental Health
     
    41 Garrison Road
     Brookline, MA 02445
     (617) 277-8107
    http://brooklinecenter.org/adult_services

  • Arbour Hri Hospital
     Mental Health Services
     227 Babcock St
     Brookline, MA 02446
     (617) 731-3200
    http://www.arbourhealth.com/HRI.htm

  • Bournewood Hospital
     Mental health and chemical dependency care
     300 South St
     Brookline, MA 02467
     (617) 469-0300

Information for Staff and Faculty

Client confidentiality prohibits the sharing of information from licensed counselors and therapists.

If you are concerned about a student or a situation and not sure how to proceed, please reach out to Staci Weber, Dean of Student Affairs, for consultation.

Your expression of interest, or concern, may be a critical source of support for a student. It is best to express your concern, make the recommendation for counseling services, and then allow the student to make their own decision. It is appropriate for you to follow up directly with the student, if you feel comfortable.

If you become aware of any student who might be at immediate risk of harm to him/herself or others, call campus safety immediately at 617-731-7777, and report your concern.

 

In Case of Serious Illness or Injury:

Dial Campus safety at 617-731-7777 and give specific details, including the nature of the illness or injury, the student’s name, location. If the medical emergency appears life threatening request that an ambulance be summoned. Please do not call 911 directly, campus safety will call when informed of an emergency.

Beth Israel Deaconess Urgent Care is the closest medical facility to campus and is located above Wegmans at 200 Boylston Street, 4th Floor. They have onsite radiology (x-rays) and lab (bloodwork). Urgent care hours are: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
http://www.bidmc.org/Other-Locations/Beth-Israel-Deaconess-HealthCare-ChestnutHill/Services/UrgentCare.aspx

Below is a list of conditions treated at Urgent Care:

  • Accidents and falls
  • Infections
  • Lacerations that require stitches
  • Sprains and broken bones
  • Migraines Back problems
  • Breathing difficulties/asthma
  • Abdominal pain
  • High fever
  • Vomiting/diarrhea/dehydration
  • Sunburn/heat stroke/frostbite
  • Sore throat or cough
  • Cellulitis (a bacterial skin infection)
  • Urinary tract infections

Please be advised that going to the Emergency Room is not recommended for minor or common illness. Emergency rooms are best used for serious life threatening medical conditions. An emergency room co-payment can be $100.00 or more. You are responsible for all co-payments, including co-payments for ambulance service.

If you require medical attention outside of the hours of the urgent care center, students are advised to go to the Emergency Room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

If you have an emergency that is not life threatening but requires an Emergency Room you should look for safe transportation independent of the college. If transportation is not available, call Campus Safety at 617-731-7777 for assistance or to obtain a cab. You will be billed for the cab.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
 
330 Brookline Avenue
 Brookline, MA
 Call (617) 667-3000 for driving directions

Beth Israel Deaconess is a short walk from the "T," Green Line, "D," Longwood stop. When exiting the train, walk to the parking meter area behind the Outbound side. Walk left until you reach Longwood Avenue. Go left, following Longwood Avenue until the second intersection at Longwood and Brookline Avenues.
 To get to the Emergency Room, go right at the intersection of Longwood and Brookline Avenues and follow Brookline Avenue until the second set of lights. Go right onto Deaconess Road and follow until Pilgrim Road. Take a left onto Pilgrim Road. Pass the Farr Complex on the right and Emergency is the first left.

Area Hospitals & Clinics

General Medical Care

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
     
    330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA
     Main: 617-667-7000
     ER: 617-754-2450
     Health Information: 800-667-5356 (Physician referral service
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
     
    75 Francis Street, Boston, MA
     Main: 617-732-5500
     ER: 617-732-5636
     Dental Clinic: 617-732-6018
  • New England Baptist Hospital
     125 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA
     617-754-5544
     Walk-In Clinic: M-F 7:00 am - 10:30 pm, Sa-Su/Holidays 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic
     55 Fruit Street, Cox 5, Boston, MA
     617-726-2748
     Walk-in hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:30 am - 11:00 am, Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
     Appointment only: Mondays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Wednesdays 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Women’s Health

  • Women's Health Services
     111 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
     617-277-0009 or 617-277-1774
     Rape/Sexual Assault

Safety

  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
     99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA
     617-492-RAPE (7273)
  • Domestic Violence Safelink (a 24 hour multilingual statewide hotline)
     1-877-785-2020 TTY: 1-877-521-2601
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
     Rape Crisis Intervention Program
     Request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.)
     330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA
     617-667-4645
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
     Request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E)
     75 Francis Street, Boston, MA
     617-732-5636

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