Resources and answers to FAQs to help students negotiate the stresses of medical school.
Behavioral Medicine at Student Health Services
Behavioral Medicine has an office conveniently located on the Medical Campus in the Solomon Carter Fuller Building on the 8th floor. Here we provide group therapy, short-term counseling, and medication management. If students have longer term or specific treatment needs, we will connect you with a clinician in the community that accepts your insurance.
If you would rather see a counselor or psychiatrist in the community instead of coming to our clinic, we can also help you get connected. To get started, message the Behavioral Medicine Referrals Coordinator on Patient Connect.
If you have the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), you can also talk to a counselor any time of the day with Teladoc.
Students are encouraged to review the Policy for Separation of Academic/Physician Roles in the Provision of Health Treatment.
Additional Resources on the Charles River Campus:
The mental health resources that are available on the undergraduate campus are also made available for those students on the medical campus. There are multiple behavioral health centers that offer a wide range of services. Most of the behavioral health centers are located on the Undergraduate Campus, accessible via the BU Shuttle that stops in front of 710 Albany St.
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Check out the Resources Page on the Student Health Services website for more tips and information on being well.
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Boston, MA 02215
Note: Marsh Chapel and the Office of Religious Life will hold Chaplain Office Hours from 1-3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Talbot Building, Room 211 East in the fall of 2019. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use this resource as a place for conversation, exploration of faith, grappling with difficult questions, and opportunity for stress relief. All are welcome!
An on-line database listing local behavioral health providers for persons seeking treatment for mental health or substance abuse.
Physician Health Services (PHS) is a non-profit corporation founded by the MMS that provides confidential consultation and support to physicians, residents and medical students facing health concerns related to:
- Substance abuse
- Behavioral or mental health issues
- Physical illness
PHS also provides a safe environment where physicians can talk to other physicians about the stress and demands of modern medical practice. Issues often relate to:
- Stress of managing a practice
- Coping with a competitive work environment
- Financial pressures
- Dealing with administrative burdens
- Work-family balance
- Mental Health Topics (NIMH) offers information on signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
- SAMHSA’s Store offers publications and materials on prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental illness
- SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Address Discrimination & Stigma Associated with Mental Illness (ADS Center) provides information and advice on countering discrimination and stigma associated with mental illness
- Medline Plus (NIH) offers a library of information on Mental Health
Substance Abuse Resources:
- Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What To Ask (NIDA)
- SAMHSA’s Recovery Month program is a public education effort to bring more awareness of substance abuse treatment issues to communities