Health and Wellness

The department for Student Support and Wellbeing maintains a very comprehensive list of resources for personal support and wellness at MIT. Some links of particular relevance are highlighted below.

MIT Medical offers comprehensive, high-quality physical and mental health care. Students, affiliates, staff, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows all have convenient, on-campus access to more than 25 clinical services and medical specialties, each delivered by highly qualified physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physician assistants, social workers, and other health care professionals.

In addition, MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service works with everyone in the MIT community to identify, understand, and solve problems. They offer brief treatment (counseling/psychotherapy and medication), referrals to non-MIT Medical clinicians, and urgent care. Students can also receive a free, informal, and confidential consultation without an appointment using the Let’s Chat program every Tuesday–Friday from 1 p.m. –3 p.m. Worried about a friend, colleague, or student? They can also offer advice how to tell if someone you know might be struggling, and how you can help.

If you or someone you know may be dealing with issues related to alcohol and other drug abuse, stress, and violence,  Community Development and Substance Abuse (CDSA) Center offers resources for intervention, education, and prevention.

Community Wellness at MIT Medical provides resources for the entire MIT community to help build healthy habits for fitness, sleep, stress reduction and relaxation, sexual health, and healthy eating.