Getting Help and Medical and Stress Management Resources

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Life-threatening Situations: For Emergency Care on campus 24 hours a day, dial 617-253-1212. Or, dial 100 from any campus phone. If you are off-campus, call 911.

MIT Health’s walk-in Urgent Care Service is open from 8 am – 8 pm every day for urgent, but not life threatening medical emergencies.  (See billing details on the website.) For non-urgent care, contact your medical provider.

MyLife Services is available to MIT employees, postdoctoral scholars (associates and fellows), and family members. This is a free, confidential MIT benefit. One call puts you in touch with a network of experts who can provide counseling, work-life consultations, and referrals. For more information, read the overview and enter the MyLife Services website, or call 844-405-5433, 24 hours a day. This benefit includes short-term emotional and mental health services, consultations about how to help someone in distress, and support before, during, and after a disruptive event. Among other services, you may have up to four consultations with a mental health professional, per family member, per issue or concern, with no out-of-pocket cost. (If you to continue seeing a mental health professional for this concern, you may use your health insurance coverage and copayments may be required.)

To schedule a consultation, call 844-405-5433. Anonymous self-assessments and more information about mental health topics can be accessed on the MyLife Services website.

MIT Violence Prevention and Response (Hotline: 617-253-2300; is MIT’s primary, on-campus resource for preventing and responding to interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Prevention specialists work with the entire campus to educate and raise awareness. Advocates are available 24 hours a day to support survivors in deciding what to do next. Services are free and confidential.

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 Ann Skoczenski, Director of Postdoctoral Services (email: annskocz at; phone: 617-342-9022).

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.

MIT Human Resources – In addition to the Postdoc Key Administrative Contact(s) in your department, lab, or center, central MIT Human Resources provides guidance. See the list of Human Resources Officers in central HR and the MIT areas each officer serves.

Title IX & Bias Response Office  – Provides information and assistance related to preventing and addressing gender-based discrimination, including sexual misconduct.

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.

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

Medical Benefits –  Medical care options relate to what kind of health insurance and plan you are on.  

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.