Urgent Care: What you need to know

MIT Medical’s Urgent Care Service in Cambridge is open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. M–F, and 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The Urgent Care Service is open to all members of the MIT community. If you have the MIT Student Health Insurance Plan (MIT SHIP) you can use the Urgent Care Service with no copay or other charge. If you are covered by an MIT employee health plan, you’ll have a $10 copay in Urgent Care.

Alternatives to Urgent Care

If you don’t want to come in to Urgent Care, you have a few other options:

  • Take care of the problem at home: You can take care of many symptoms and minor injuries at home. Look at our Tips for Common Symptoms. Or call MIT Medical’s Help Line, available 24 hours a day at 617-253-4481, When you call, you’ll talk to a clinician who can tell how to take care of the problem at home, or give you advice about what to do next. You can use our interpreter service when you call.
  • Get a same-day appointment: Call your primary care provider (PCP) or—if you don’t have a PCP—call MIT Medical’s main number at 617-253-4481, and explain your problem. Very often, we can give you an appointment the same day, although the appointment may not be with your PCP. Instead, it will be with another provider who has time in their schedule that day.