Visits to Simmons Health Services are by appointment. Same day appointments are available for students who are acutely ill. Please call 617-521-1020 during office hours to schedule an appointment.
Academic Year Hours
- Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Weekends and holidays: closed
94 Pilgrim Road, Boston
Phone: 617-521-1020 Fax: 617-521-3467
The Simmons Health Center is located on the Simmons Residence Campus, next to the Holmes Athletics Center. You can find it here on Campus Maps.
Emergency and After-Hours Care
In a life-threatening emergency on campus, call Simmons Public Safety at 617-521-1111. Off campus, call 911.
For concerns that can't wait until the Health Center is open, please visit:
- Beth Israel Deaconess Urgent Care, 200 Boylston St. Newton, 617-278-8500
- Partners Urgent Care, 1285 Beacon St. Brookline, 617-608-3215
- PhysicianOne Urgent Care, 1210 Boylston St. Newton, 617-608-3215
Many insurance providers offer a 24/7 "nurse line" or similar where a medical provider is available to answer questions. If you have the Simmons Student Insurance Plan, that number is 1-888-247-BLUE (2583). If you have another insurance plan, consult your insurance card or the company’s website to find out if this option is available for you.
When to Go to an Urgent Care Center
- If providers on campus are not available, visiting an urgent care center can save you time and money compared to an emergency department.
- Examples of care available through urgent care:
- Minor animal bites or stings
- Minor cuts or burns
- Pink eye
- Rashes or other skin issues
- Primary care concerns (if unable to see primary care provider)
When to Go to a Hospital Emergency Department
- Students needing more complex emergency care should call 911 or seek care at the closest emergency department.
- Examples of reasons to visit the emergency department:
- Chest pain or difficulty breathing
- Serious burns, cuts, or lacerations
- Broken bones or dislocated joints
- Fainting, changes in mental state, or slurred speech
- Head or eye injuries
- Weakness and/or numbness in one side
- You should also visit the emergency department if another provider instructs you to do so, or if it’s your only option at the current time and location.