Health and Wellness

Harvard University Health Services

Access to primary care physicians, specialists, and mental health professionals is available through Harvard University Health Services (HUHS).

Health Promotion & Education

The Center for Wellness and Health Promotion offers a wide range of workshops, services, and classes available to all Harvard community members. Schedule a massage or acupuncture appointment; try one of their exercise, meditation, or yoga classes.  Learn more  on the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion's website.

Mental Health

If you or someone you know has a mental health problem, there are ways to get help. 

Counseling and Mental Health Services supports all students who are enrolled at Harvard on any issue that they may be facing. Meetings with a counselor (psychologist, social worker, licensed mental health clinician, clinical nurse specialist or a psychiatrist) are free and confidential.

Urgent Care

Urgent Care is available 24/7 at Smith Campus Center.

During the day, call CAMHS at 617-495-2042 to schedule a time to meet with a clinician. Alternatively, come to the 4th floor of HUHS in the Smith Campus Center and ask a staff member at the front desk to schedule a same-day meeting with a clinician. 

After 5:30pm Monday - Friday and over the weekend, call after-hours urgent care at 617-495-5711 and ask to speak to the mental health clinician on call.

Patient Portal

Who can use the Patient Portal?

Peer Counseling

Peer counseling groups associated with Counseling and Mental Health Services celebrate and support each other in every endeavor, and offer valuable perspectives on the challenges Harvard undergraduates face.


Contact is peer counseling that strives to create a supportive space for Harvard undergraduates to talk about feelings and experiences around mental health and Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (BGLTQIA+) identities.

Harvard Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach (ECHO)

ECHO provides a confidential, non-judgmental, non-directive space for undergraduate students to receive support about any concern. ECHO counselors have specialized training to address concerns about exercising, body image, food, eating, eating disorders.


RESPONSE is a group of undergraduates professionally trained to provide peer counseling on issues of rape, abuse, intimate violence, psychological and physical harassment, and relationships.

Room 13

From 7pm to 7am, Room 13 is staffed by two undergraduate students nightly during the school year. We take people and their concerns seriously; we will listen and respond non-judgmentally. When you call or drop by, no one will pressure you to talk about anything you don't want to. 

Peer Education

Title IX Office

The Title IX Office is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment that is free from sexual and gender-based harassment. Our office supports the entire Harvard community in a neutral role, meaning that all members of the University community can access our resources.

Connect with a Coordinator

Find Your Options

Ensuring a safe and secure environment is a critical priority. Harvard remains dedicated to supporting and protecting our community.

Harvard University Dining Services

Harvard University Dining Services' (HUDS) nutrition standards are based on the recommendations of the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. Whether you have food sensitivities or follow a specific diet, Harvard Dining Services has nutrition and dietary resources to support your needs.

If you have questions or concerns about your diet, Harvard University Health Services has registered nutritionists and dietitians to discuss food options that work for you.

Safety Offices

  • Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services

    The Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services (AODS), a unit within the Department of Health Promotion & Education, is a multidimensional resource for students - and for faculty, staff, and members of the larger Harvard University community who may have concerns about students - offering a wide range of programs and services aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with heavy, episodic drinking and substance abuse through prevention, education, intervention, policy development and coordination with treatment providers. 

  • Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response

    The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR) seeks to eliminate harm, violence, and oppression through the intersectional promotion of gender equity and social justice. OSAPR advocates for the compassionate, just treatment of survivors and collaborates with the Harvard community to effect attitudinal and behavioral change.

  • Title IX

    The Title IX Office is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment that is free from sexual and gender-based harassment. They provide ongoing support, training, and monthly workshops on key topics to their network of more than 50 Title IX Coordinators. They work with Harvard and community resources to ensure that students, staff, and faculty receive accurate and consistent information regarding available resources and options. They also provide direct support to community members, including facilitation of informal resolutions.

  • Harvard University Police Department

    The Harvard University Police Department is a full-service police department (comprising a Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and Dignitary Protection Unit) that includes police officers, detectives, civilian communication dispatchers, and support and administrative personnel. The mission of the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) is to maintain a safe and secure campus by providing quality policing in partnership with the community. 

  • University Ombudsman Office

    The Ombudsman Office is an independent, neutral and confidential place for visitors to discuss their academic and workplace issues and concerns. Our office is informal, assures confidentiality, and is independent of University administration.

  • Longwood Ombuds Office

    The Ombuds Office provides its visitors with a highly confidential and informal forum in which to help them to clarify their concerns, identify their goals and consider all of their options in managing or resolving their concerns. The Ombudsperson serves students, faculty, staff and trainees of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is independent in structure, function and appearance


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