MIT Pharmacy to close permanently April 29

MIT Medical announced that MIT Pharmacy is closing, effective April 29, in an email to the MIT community March 9.

Medical wrote that the “difficult decision” was made after an “extensive review of the clinical, financial, and operational risks and benefits” of a “retail pharmacy” within MIT Medical. 

They noted in their Pharmacy FAQ that the “number of community members using the pharmacy dropped substantially” during the pandemic. The “lower rate” is expected to be permanent, as MIT transitions into hybrid work and patients prefer other methods to “fill their prescriptions.”

Over-the-counter medical sales will “continue in a new sales kiosk” on the “first floor near Urgent Care” and feature “deeply discounted pricing.” Medical will also still handle “vaccinations, infusions, and medication consultations” by Ambulatory Care Pharmacists, according to the FAQ. 

No new prescriptions have been accepted since March 25, and refills will be processed until April 8.

In the meantime, individuals with general questions or concerns can send an email to or call 617-253-0202.