Student Health Services
881 Commonwealth Ave * 617-353-3575
Student Health Services is a center designed to help meet your health care needs while at Boston University. Departments currently include medical service by appointment or on an emergency basis, a crisis intervention counselor, and chiropractic care.
You may use Student Health Services if you are.
1. A full-time BU student, regardless of your insurance choice.
2. A student who participates in at least 75 percent of the full-time curriculum.
3. Any student with the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Boston University offers a Student Health Insurance Plan which provides excellent coverage for most medical and mental health problems. Visit the Aetna Student Health website for more information.
Behavorial Medicine (Mental Health)
881 Commonwealth Ave * 617-353-3569
The behavioral medicine staff consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, a nurse clinical specialist, and social workers. They address short-term psychological issues and facilitate referrals when longer-term care is needed. Please call to set up an initial appointment. Behavioral Medicine providers are available 24 hours a day on-call for urgent situations.
Groups and Workshops:
Behavioral Medicine also offers ongoing facilitated Groups and Workshops. Groups include Stress Management, Grief, and Chronic Illness, among others. All BU students are welcome to attend groups and workshops. Please find a list of the current offerings online or call Behavioral Medicine for more information.
185 Bay State Rd * 617-353-3047
Provides long term counseling with insurance coverage and payments on a sliding scale.
Speak Easy Peer Hotline:
Speak Easy is a group of students trained to listen and offer anonymous and confidential support. They also offer referrals to the BU community.
Hours are Mon – Thurs 9:30 pm – 1 am.
19 Deerfield St * 617-353-3658
If you have a documented learning disability, attention disorder or mental disability, or you think that you might have one, contact the Office of Disability Services. At the Office, students can work with specialists who are experienced in providing learning strategies instruction, reasonable accommodations, and support to students with disabilities.
Educational Resource Center (ERC):
BU Sargent College Gym Building, 1 University Rd * 617-353-7077
The ERC offers free peer tutoring services as well as workshops in Test-Taking, Test Anxiety, Channeling Perfectionism, Time Management, Problem-Solving, and Note-Taking and Memorization.
915 Commonwealth Ave * 617-358-3740
Visit FITREC to de-stress and stay in shape!
- FitRec has two pools, courts for basketball, racquetball, and squash, and a 35 foot climbing wall, an indoor jogging track and 18,000 square feet of cardio equipment and weights.
- Credit and non-credit courses (for a fee) are available year-round in activities such as CardioStep Aerobics, Dance, Golf, Yoga, and Sailing.
- Intramural Sports leagues and tournaments are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer for sports such as Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, Swimming, Softball, Wiffleball, Dodgeball.
- Membership is free for full-time students, and available for a fee for part-time students. Memberships can be purchased for spouses and dependents (18 & under) as well.
735 Commonwealth Ave (Marsh Chapel) * 617-353-3560
- There are over 25 student religious life groups.
- The Dean of Marsh chapel provides guidance, oversight and counsel for all religious life at Boston University.
- There are also eight University Chaplains, each of which comes from a particular religious tradition but are available to members of the community from any tradition. Chaplains and campus ministers are generally available for spiritual counsel and pastoral conversation.