Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff who choose the Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP) are eligible to select a Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) primary care physician and take advantage of HUHS services, including 24-hour urgent care at HUHS in the Smith Campus Center in Harvard Square.

All Harvard employees may seek care at HUHS for urgent medical issues that arise while at work, as long as the onset of the illness or injury occurred within the previous 24 hours.

HUHS contracts with Harvard University-sponsored insurance plans and Medicare and will bill these insurance carriers. HUHS is considered a nonparticipating provider in most other insurance carrier networks. Your insurance plan will be billed for the cost of the visit — charges for an office visit vary depending on the services provided. This charge excludes the cost of any prescription drugs or laboratory services, which will be billed separately.

  • Harvard employees with a Harvard-sponsored insurance plan will be responsible for an office visit copayment, determined by the insurance plan, due at the time of service.
  • Harvard employees who do not have a Harvard-sponsored insurance plan will be required to pay the amount determined by their insurance plan after the plan is billed for the cost of the visit.
If you are injured at work and seek medical assistance at HUHS, you should follow the Workers’ Compensation procedures established by the University.

The following services are available on a fee-for-service basis to all faculty and staff with a valid Harvard ID — payroll deduction is also available for these services.

The Harvard Dental Service offers a full range of dental services for patients from six months of age through the life span. If you participate in the Harvard Delta Dental plan, the clinic will bill your insurance.

The HUHS Optical Shop offers a range of products and services, including a great selection and fast delivery of frames and lenses at excellent prices. The Optical Shop fills all valid eyeglass prescriptions less than one year old — an HUHS prescription is not required.

The HUHS Pharmacy has an extensive selection of over-the-counter medications and products, and offers access to thousands more at your request. The Pharmacy also offers biweekly specials, monthly discount packages, and regular store-wide sales.

The Center for Wellness offers innovative programs that range from complementary therapies, such as acupuncture and massage, to new exercises to improve health and fitness.