Center for Health and Wellness
The Center for Health and Wellness supports the health and wellness of each student, enhancing the learning environment of Emerson College through a range of health and wellness services and programs.
At the Center for Health and Wellness, we believe good health is essential for academic achievement.
Our mission is to provide quality accessible health care for students, sponsor programs that promote healthy choices, and enhance the health and wellness of our campus community. The Center provides a range of health and wellness services and programs to meet the needs of Emerson College students.
The Center is directed by a nurse practitioner. Our staff includes nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, a nutritionist, and a health and wellness educator. A supervising physician is available on call when medically necessary.
Flu Shots Available - Winter 2013
Flu- Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) –Update for the Emerson Community 2-15-13
In January the city of Boston declared a Public Health Flu Alert. Although current influenza (flu) activity appears to be decreasing in the Boston area the CHW has seen an increase in student flu cases over the last week. . We encourage all members of the Emerson community to obtain a flu shot and to practice proper cough & sneeze etiquette, hand washing and hygiene measures to minimize risk of infection. Most importantly if you are demonstrating flu symptoms remain out of class, work and other social activities until you are fever free for 24 hours without use of fever lowering medication. This will help to decrease infecting others in the Emerson community.
The CHW has administered over 200 doses of flu vaccine this season and has a limited supply available for eligible students. Immunization clinic dates and times can be found on Ecommon. The Flu FAQ on our website has been developed based on documents and guidance provided by the CDC, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Boston Public Health Commission (BPCH) as well as Emerson policy & procedure.
We encourage you to practice healthy habits and seek your partnership in combating this public health threat because this semester your health and wellness determines the health and wellness of the Emerson community.
Jane Powers, APRN- BC, MSN
Director, Center for Health &Wellness
CHW Immunization Clinics
Get your flu shot at the CHW! All undergraduate students, plus graduate students enrolled in Aetna Student Health Insurance or who have paid the health fee, are eligible. Vaccine is available while supplies lasts; it costs $25. Clinics will be held at the following times:
- Monday, January 14, 10 am - 12 pm and 1-4 pm
- Tuesday, January 15, 10 am - 12 pm and 1-4 pm
Beginning Thursday, January 17, drop-in immunization clinics are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30 am. Immunizations are also available during the evening dates listed on eCampus.
Location: 216 Tremont Street, Third Floor, Room 303
Center for Health and Wellness
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
hours of operation
During the school year:
Monday: 9 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
Tuesday: 9 am–12 pm, 1–8 pm
Wednesday: 1–8 pm
Thursday & Friday: 9 am–
12 pm, 1–5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED