Emergency Care


MIT Medical does not provide emergency care.

If you're on campus and experiencing a life-threatening situation or mental health emergency, call 617-253-1212.

If you're off campus, dial 911.

Examples of emergencies include:

  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Chest pain
  • Shock
  • Poisonings
  • Unconsciousness
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Serious injuries or burns

Medical advice 24 hours a day

If you have an urgent medical problem (such as a high fever, earache, or sprain) or an urgent mental health problem, or if you don’t know whether or not you should seek medical attention, call 617-253-1311, day or night, for medical advice. You’ll speak to a triage nurse who may direct you to a hospital emergency room or to MIT Medical’s Urgent Care Service. MEMBERS OF THE MIT COMMUNITY ONLY: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, fatigue, or shortness of breath, contact your primary care provider to report your illness and get advice.

24 hours, 365 days a year

Dial 100 (campus phone) or
617-253-1212 (any phone)


Dial 911 

Off campus::

Dial 911

Urgent care: 617-253-1311

All members of the MIT community