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Health and Wellness


To support and engage students around emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Counseling and Wellness

To make an appointment for on-campus counseling or get assistance with finding an off-campus provider, please email our counseling staff at

All counseling sessions are strictly confidential unless you provide written consent or may be of danger to yourself and/or others. 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.

Campus counseling can provide students with:

  • Support for personal, family, social, and academic stressors.
  • Skill-building around academic and emotional wellness.
  • Educational information on various topics related to adjusting to college, managing stress, building healthy relationships and so much more!

For Immediate Support

Campus Police:

For emergencies on campus, call the Boston College Police Department: 617-552-4444
 For emergencies anywhere in the USA: 911 
For non-emergencies on campus: 617-552-4440 
For the campus safety booth at PMC: 617-552-9567 
BC University Health Services (UHS) (non-emergency): 617-552-3225

Nearby Hospitals (available 24/7):

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA
    Main: 617-667-7000
    ER: 617-754-2450
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital75 Francis Street, Boston, MA
    Main: 617-732-5500
    ER: 617-732-5636
    Dental Clinic: 617-732-6018

Please be advised that going to the Emergency Room is not recommended for minor or common illnesses. 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 and they can connect you with the Student Affairs Administrator on-call to arrange a rideshare (e.g., Uber or Lyft). The cost of the rideshare will be added to your student account.

Nearby Urgent Cares (Not open 24/7):

The following hotlines offer emotional support services:

  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center hotline(617) 492-7273 or (800) 841-8371

    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 hotline1-800-258-4448. Choose Option 3.

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

For non-emergency off-campus counseling services:

Specialty Services:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic55 Fruit Street, Cox 5, Boston, MA
  • Women’s Health Services111 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
    617-277-0009 or 617-277-1774
  • 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 CenterRape Crisis Intervention Program
    Request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.)
    330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Brigham and Women’s HospitalRequest a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E)
    75 Francis Street, Boston, MA

Please carry your student health insurance card with you at all times.