Health & Counseling Resources

We encourage you to take care of your physical health. Below are links to help you understand your student health insurance, know the myriad of fitness resources at BU, and know what health services are available to you on campus.

Health Requirements

Boston University is very concerned about the health and wellness of our entire student community. To this end, the University requires that every incoming student (freshman, transfer, or graduate) have a physical examination by a licensed practitioner and be immunized against the following common communicable diseases: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), tetanus, hepatitis-B, and (bacterial) meningitis.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all full-time undergraduate and graduate students, all full-time and part-time health sciences students, and any full-time or part-time international students submit proof of immunization.

The BU Student Health Services website outlines pre-matriculation requirements and provides instructions for completing and submitting the necessary forms and entering your immunization information on the Immunization Portal (for which you will need a Kerberos username and password issued by the University). When completing the forms, please be sure to include immunization dates as well as the signature of your health care provider. It is recommended that you make a copy of the forms before submitting them to:

Boston University Student Health Services
Attn: Medical Records
881 Commonwealth Avenue, West
Boston, MA 02215

You may also fax the information to 617-353-7224 or 617-353-3557.

For additional health-related information, please go to the BU Student Health Services website.


Referral information for counseling resources is available. Students are always welcome to meet with Director of Student Services Cate Solomon (617-353-5607) to discuss their emotional/psychological needs, concerns, and questions, or to learn more about available resources.

University Mental Health Resources

Social Work Therapy Referral Service

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) offers Reduced-Fee Therapy for Social Work Students.

Free, confidential referrals to licensed clinical social workers (LICSWs) committed to the personal and professional growth of social work students.
Individual, Couple, Family, and Group Therapy
Boston: 617-720-2828
Statewide: 800-242-9794