Health, Wellness, and Medical Support during the Covid-19 Pandemic


Terumi Umematsu

 Terumi Umematsu

by Janine Liberty

March 10, 2020

Note: Effective May 11, 2023, federal and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Covid-19 public health emergencies ended. As such, the information on this page is no longer being updated, although many of the resources listed below are still available. 

If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed by this situation, or if you have experienced any kind of discrimination or harassment because of it, please remember that there are campus resources that are ready and able to help:

MIT Student Mental Health and Counseling Services

Student Mental Health and Counseling Services (617-253-2916), Student Support Services (617-253-4861) and GradSupport (617-253-4860 or can meet with students in person or talk over the phone during regular weekday business hours. On nights and weekends, Mental Health and Counseling's on-call clinician can be reached at 617-253-4481.

Free, confidential, 24/7 assistance is available from MIT’s Graduate Assistance and Information Network (GAIN) and, for faculty, staff, and postdocs, from MyLife Services.

The Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office (617-324-7526) supports all community members who have experienced harm, bias, and discrimination.

MIT Student Mental Health & Counseling Services is partnering with iHope Network to provide- Managing Stress around COVID-19 – a confidential web-based support group. This series of online groups will be free to all MIT students. More info:

From MIT Health

COVID-19 updates and info:

Also find excellent daily updates and tips on their Twitter and Facebook

Important: If you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, do not go to Urgent Care in person. Call MIT Health's COVID-19 hotline at 617-253-4865. 

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