Fall 2021 Reopening Plans
We will reopen our campuses for classes, activities, and residential living in Fall 2021. Find the latest information on our Fall 2021 Plan page.

Student Health Service

Student Health Service is an appointment-based clinic serving the acute and chronic medical needs of our full-time undergraduate students, and students in the Threshold program. We’re here to help you maintain your health so that you can focus on your education.

Health Services for Fall 2021

For the Fall of 2021, we have a new approach to providing health services. We have partnered with Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA to provide medical services through telemedicine and in person.

  • Beginning of Fall Semester: In-person visits will take place at Mount Auburn Hospital at 330 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge, MA.
  • Later in the Fall Semester: In-person appointments will take place on the Lesley campus.

There is no change to the cost with this new approach. If you’re a full-time student living on campus, you’ll automatically be enrolled to receive Student Health Services for a $400 fee/semester, billed to your student account. Our services are optional for full-time undergraduates living off campus. This fee covers your access to the clinic's services but is not health insurance. (Learn more about student health insurance requirements.)

Transportation to Mount Auburn Hospital

Mount Auburn Hospital is located at 330 Mount Auburn Street, a short distance from campus. Lesley will provide vouchers for transportation (via taxi or Uber and Lyft rideshare) for appointments at the hospital.

  • Student Health Services at Mount Auburn Hospital for Lesley Students

    Medical Services

    The  student services provided by Mount Auburn Hospital are the same as those previously offered on campus and include medical care for:

    • Acute and chronic illnesses
    • Injuries and accidents
    • Reproductive and sexual health needs including contraception, emergency contraception, pap smears, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and treatment, evaluation of problematic symptoms, or any other concerns
    • Nutrition and weight concerns
    • Lab tests, including pregnancy, urinalysis, group A strep, influenza, mono, glucose, and microscopy
    • Point of care diagnostic tests
    • Other primary care needs that are not urgent or emergencies

    Urgent Problems or Medical Emergencies

    If you have an urgent problem or medical emergency, you may need to go to a local hospital emergency room or urgent care center. During office hours, we can help determine and facilitate that, as well as, when appropriate, directly order advanced diagnostics such as x-rays, ultrasounds, and EKGs in local off-campus settings.

    For other times, please see After-Hours Emergencies and Off-Campus Medical Options.

  • Hours & Making an Appointment for Non-Urgent Care

    If you are a student seeking care at the health center:

    1. Call Mount Auburn Hospital Primary Care Center (PCC) at 617.499.5055, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For same-day appointments, we recommend that you call in the morning.
    2. Follow the telephone prompts for Lesley students and inform the person answering the phone that a Lesley student is calling.
    3. During the call, it will be determined whether to schedule a telemedicine consultation or an in-person visit.
    4. The providers at the Primary Care Center will see students by appointment only from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The last appointment is at 4:30 pm. Outside of these hours, calls will go to voice mail and you may leave a message. Someone will return your call during weekday business hours.
  • Possible COVID-19 Symptoms?

    Any residential or on-campus student who has any new or changed symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19 symptoms must immediately report that to Nathaniel Mays, the Dean of Student Life, at nmays@lesley.edu, and must immediately stay off campus or in their on-campus residence rooms until further instruction. 

    The health of our community relies in part on individual attention and responsibility, including notifying the University of a possible illness. Please note that some symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other illnesses.  Please see our COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

  • Sick Note Policy

    While we encourage students and faculty to stay out of class and other group gatherings when sick with a contagious illness, we do not provide routine "sick notes" to students for professors due to brief absences from class. We encourage our students to discuss absences with their professors, understanding that students are still responsible for their academic work.

    If one of our providers determines that for health reasons you may be absent for one week or longer, we will notify the appropriate Director of Academic Advising, who will then notify your faculty advisor and professors of the medical absence; we may also connect you with Disability Access services for support. Additionally, there may be some health concerns that are best served by taking a medical leave of absence from the university.

After-Hours Emergencies and Off-Campus Medical Options

All medical emergencies and urgent after-hours problems can be managed by local hospital emergency rooms and walk-in clinics.

  • Emergencies on Campus: Contact your Community Advisor or Lesley Public Safety (617.349.8888).
  • Life-threatening Situations: Call 911 for an ambulance, then call Lesley Public Safety so they can assist the ambulance in finding you. Campus Security also has a first-aid kit and defibrillators available, as well as Narcan (for reversing an opioid overdose).
  • Local Emergency Department: Mount Auburn Hospital Emergency Department is open 24/7, year-round. Phone: 617.499.5025. 

It's important that you understand your health insurance coverage for accessing all medical services. You should have your insurance cards with you. If it’s after hours, or you’re not eligible for our services, then consider these off-campus medical options:

Undergraduate Student Health Forms & Medical Records

You must complete and return all health forms prior to arrival on campus. The deadline for return is June 1 for students beginning study in the fall and January 1 for students beginning in January. All information provided is kept confidential and will be shared only with appropriate university personnel on a need-to-know basis.

  1. Required Immunizations and Tuberculosis Screening
  2. Student Health History & Health Insurance Information
  3. Optional Health Services Contract for Undergraduate Commuter Students
  • Health Service Disclosure Forms

    A student can request their medical records be sent from or to Student Health Services after completing the following consent forms for records release. Record requests are processed in the order received and generally require 5–7 business days to complete. If you have additional questions regarding records, please contact lesleyhealthservice@lesley.edu.

    • Complete and sign the Release of Medical Information Form (PDF) for release of medical information. Please use this form to request that your records are sent from an outside provider or facility to Lesley Student Health Service.
       
    • Disclosure forms must be complete with correct phone/fax numbers, contact information and complete signature.
       
    • Email signed and completed disclosure forms to lesleyhealthservice@lesley.edu, fax to 617.349.8225, or mail to Lesley Student Health Service, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
  • Medical Records, Confidentiality, and Your Privacy

    We assure medical confidentiality for care and services received at Student Health Services, except in cases where your safety or others’ safety is at risk, or as required by law (such as mandated reporting of certain infectious diseases and abuse).

    We will not transmit any detailed information to others without your written consent or direction, except as noted. We may share the Student Health Form information with appropriate university personnel on a need-to-know basis. We hold all patient information in strict confidence according to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Acts (FERPA) guidelines.

    Each patient has a confidential medical record, and records are released only with your signed written request. Record requests take about 5–7 business days to complete.

Contact Student Health Service