Student Resources

The Student Health Advisory Committee prepared a list of health care resources for students that is available online at An excerpted list is shown below.

Student Support Services (S^3)

5-104, x3-4861

You should consult S^3 if you are concerned about personal or medical circumstances negatively affecting your academic performance. S^3 also advocates for students at Committee on Academic Performance meetings, and reviews and approves requests for leaves, withdrawals, and readmission to MIT.


MedLinks are students trained in peer health advocacy by the Center for Health Promotion and Wellness. MedLinks are trained in basic first aid and CPR, can dispense single doses of over the counter medications, and can provide you with information about nutrition, sexual health, substance abuse, mental health and other issues. The MedLinks Web site contains a list of MedLinks sorted by living group.



Male and female student staffers are available from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. every night of the term (except during summer and winter breaks) to listen to your concerns about practically anything. All phone calls and visits to Nightline are strictly confidential.

Center for Health Promotion and Wellness

E23-205, x3-1316

Health Promotion’s mission is to help you stay healthy and to provide support, resources, and information when you are not. The health educators on staff can answer your health questions confidentially over the phone or in person.

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is a health question and answer Internet service produced by Columbia University’s Health Education Program but can be used by anyone. Go Ask Alice! allows you to anonymously ask questions about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health.


MIT-EMS is MIT’s volunteer ambulance service, staffed completely by state certified student volunteers. The ambulance is in service 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the academic year and will respond to all medical emergencies on campus or at FSILGs. To request the ambulance, dial x100 from any campus phone or (617) 253-1212 from any other phone. Transport by MIT-EMS is confidential.

MIT’s Tips for Common Symptoms

MIT Medical’s guide to common symptoms with tips on when to treat yourself and when to see a clinician.