• 24 hour numbers
  • Urgent Care
    • 617-253-1311
  • Urgent Mental Health Concerns
    • 617-253-2916
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    • 617-253-2300
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Emergency Care

Overview

MIT Medical does not provide emergency care.

For life-threatening situations or mental health emergencies, call 911 (or, if you are on campus, 617-253-1212). 

When do I need to call 911?

Life-threatening 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.

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24 hours, 365 days a year

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

Lexington: Dial 911 

Off campus: Dial 911

Urgent care: 617-253-1311

All members of the MIT community