Behavioral Health

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.

Centers include:

Danielsen Institute **BU Aetna Insurance Accepted**

The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD)

Check out the Resources Page on the Student Health Services website for more tips and information on being well.

University Chaplain:

735 Commonwealth Avenue
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!

Other Resources:

Treatment Locator

An on-line database listing local behavioral health providers for persons seeking treatment for mental health or substance abuse.

Physician Health Services 

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:

    • Alcoholism
    • 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

 Online Resources:

  • SAMHSA’s Store offers publications and materials on prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental illness

Substance Abuse Resources: