Mental & Physical Wellbeing

We know that new parents often have to prioritize their families and studies. Boston University recognizes this and has numerous resources designed to support your physical, emotional and intellectual health! Check these out:

Family Resource Center

Family Resources is committed to helping families manage the challenges of work life and family life. Their services include:

  • Referral service and resource materials for parents seeking childcare
  • Information about how to find Boston University students interested in babysitting
  • Educational programs cosponsored with the Faculty & Staff Assistance Office
  • Information about school vacation programs for children during the February and April school vacation weeks
  • Information about summer camp programs for children during the summer vacation weeks
  • Elder care resource materials
Faculty & Staff Assistance Office (FSAO) 

FSAO provides services for BU employees and their immediate family members, including:

  • Free and confidential short-term counseling
  • Referral to community resources for longer-term care
  • Crisis support
  • Outreach and prevention programming, training, and education
HR Leaves (employee leaves of absence)

State and federal law provide many types of leaves of absence, including:

University Service Center (student leaves of absence)

The University Service Center can review options for leaves of absence and alternatives. If you choose to take a leave of absence, USC will also advise you on appropriate next steps and assist you with the process.

Student Health Services Primary Care (SHS)

SHS provides high-quality healthcare to students at BU, including:

  • Urgent healthcare – if you’re not feeling your best
  • Genitourinary concerns (which includes vaginal and penile issues) – routine and urgent care
  • LGBTQ care – for students across the spectrum of sexual and gender identity
  • Minor office procedures – removing a wart or draining an abscess
  • Laboratory tests – performed through our on-site LabCorp Lab
  • Referrals – for a network of specialists in the area
  • Nutrition services – in collaboration with the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center