Health, Wellbeing, and Safety

Your source for guidance, support, and holistic wellness at HSDM. Modeled after the University's Health Services wellbeing framework, the school strives to create a community that promotes health, wellbeing, and safety in all aspects of a student's life that directly impacts their academic and personal success. 

HSDM Health Wellness Framework with the words physical, vocational, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, financial, emotional, and relational

EMOTIONAL 
Caring for and understanding one's mental health.

ENVIRONMENTAL 
Understanding how environment affects wellbeing.

FINANCIAL 
Knowing how to effectively manage financial obligations.

INTELLECTUAL 
Expanding one's knowledge base in and out of school.

PHYSICAL 
Being physcially active and eating well to lower the chances of illness. 

Other fitness facilities located near HSDM: Depending on your health insurance plan, you may be eligible for discounted membership rates at other private gyms in the Boston area. Be sure to consult with your health insurance carrier to inquire about fitness reimbursement plans or discounts.

RELATIONAL 
Maintaining healthy social relationships.

SPIRITUAL 
Finding meaning and purpose in life.

  • Harvard University Chaplains Office
    Members of the Harvard community are encouraged to contact Harvard Chaplains who are available to meet and talk about spiritual concerns, and ethical and personal matters.
    Emergency & non-emergency 24/7 on call: 617-879-8365
  • Meditation and Prayer Room - Vanderbilt Hall

VOCATIONAL 
Pursuing a fulfilling career.

 

CAMHS Cares Line for Students 24/7

Logo of two crimson colored phones surrounding a grey heart with the words "CAMHS Cares" and phone number "617-495-2042"The Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Cares line 617-495-2042 is a 24/7 support line for Harvard students who have mental health concerns, whether they are in immediate distress or not, on-campus or elsewhere.

At all times, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, students can follow the prompts to speak directly with a CAMHS Cares Counselor about an urgent concern or if they just need to talk to someone about a difficult challenge or mental health issue. 

 

SAFETY & EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Harvard Univeristy Police Department 
Harvard University Health Services Urgent Care
Counseling and Mental Health Services 24/7 Support Line
Harvard University Office for Gender Equity

DENTAL-SPECIFIC/ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Wellness
HSDM Crimson Folder for supporting students in distress (Harvard Key required)

IN THE NEWS

'How are you, really?'
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Chloe Zana, HSDM '24