Getting Help & Medical and Stress Management Resources

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Life-threatening situations or mental health emergencies: For emergency care 24 hours a day, dial 617-253-1212. Or, dial 100 from any campus phone. If you are off-campus, call 911.

Urgent medical or emotional problems or if you need guidance: Urgent Care at MIT Medical is open every day from 7 AM to 11 PM. Please call 617-253-4481 (24 hours a day) for professional guidance on what to do if you or a friend has an urgent medical or emotional problem. (For non-urgent care for yourself, contact your medical provider.)

MIT MyLife Services: MyLife Services is a free, confidential MIT benefit that can make life a little easier for you (and any family members). One call puts you in touch with a network of experts who can provide counseling, work-life consultations, and referrals. All MIT postdocs have access. For more information visit the MyLife Service website or call 844-405-5433.

Mental Health and Counseling Service: (Located in E23, 3rd Floor; phone: 617-253-2916 or 617-253-4481) It can be very helpful to reach out and talk with someone. Members of the MIT community can use the Mental Health and Counseling Service without a referral, including for consultations or urgent care. These services are free for students, and what others pay depends on the health plan they have. In addition to the regular hours, there are walk-in hours for urgent concerns Monday – Friday from 2–4 pm, or see the information above. See also what to expect.

MIT Violence Prevention and Response: For matters related to sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, or stalking, advocates are available 24 hours a day to support survivors in deciding what to do next. An additional resource is What You Need to Know.

Information for concerned friends – See above and Advice on helping someone in distress

On-Going Support Services

Postdoc Key Administrative Contact(s): Each department, lab, center or institute headquarters has one or more administrators with responsibility for postdocs. If you have questions or concerns related to your position, including any issues with your supervisor or colleagues, this person can help you or direct you. You are also welcome to contact Dana Bresee Keeth, Director of Postdoctoral Services (email: bresee at; phone: 617-715-4671).

The Ombuds Office: (Located in 10-213.) The Ombuds office helps people express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and learn more productive ways of communicating. The Ombuds Office serves as an independent, confidential, neutral and informal resource to the MIT community, including postdocs. If you are not sure where to go, or if you want to discuss a matter confidentially or raise a concern with or without giving your name, they can assist you.

Summary of Support Resources: Whether or not you are an international scholar, this reassurance, guidance, and overview of options posted by the International Scholars Office is very helpful.

See the Campus Services Summary for Community Programs and many other MIT resources.

Community Wellness at MIT Medical: (Located in E23-205.) Provides resources and designs programs to help all members of the MIT community in a variety of ways.

Medical Care: Medical care options relate to what kind of health insurance and plan you are on. Please see the Benefits section of our website for more information.

MIT Chaplains: Representing many of the world's religions, MIT chaplains are available for counseling, private talks, and program development. Also, many of the religious groups represented by the chaplains meet weekly and many student religious groups are active on campus.

Stopit is a confidential on-the-record venue for reporting harassment and other inappropriate behavior that occurs electronically, and is available to everyone at MIT.