Adult Primary Care

HUHS provides patients with comprehensive, coordinated health care through a primary care team that includes a primary care physician (PCP), nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and health assistants. Our teams work closely with patients to provide high-quality outpatient health care services in a friendly, comfortable environment.

Additional information about scheduling an appointment and care coordination.


  • Physical examinations (including physical examinations for student athletes)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illness
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Routine health screenings
  • Preventive care

If your PCP or nurse practitioner determines that your condition requires diagnosis and treatment by a specialist, you will be referred to one of our consulting physicians — board-certified specialists, who also have practices affiliated with Harvard teaching hospitals, and who hold regularly scheduled clinics in a wide range of specialties at HUHS. HUHS also refers patients to specialists at all Harvard teaching hospitals for specialties not available at HUHS.

HUHS administers routine immunizations. There is a fee for most immunizations and complete information is available by contacting the Medical Specialties Office at 617-495-5182.

Detailed information regarding immunization requirements for students

HUHS provides immunizations and related services prior to foreign travel, including expert counseling and advice for individual travel health needs. These services are available to all Harvard students and all HUGHP members with an HUHS primary care physician. HUHS recommends scheduling appointments six to eight weeks in advance of travel.

Additional health information for travelers

HUHS provides urgent care during regular clinic hours. Let the front desk staff know if you have an urgent matter and they will connect you with either the triage nurse or one of the clinicians. After hours and weekend care for non-routine, urgent medical concerns or symptoms is available through the After Hours Urgent Care Clinic.