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Medical Providers

For day-to-day medical needs and health care appointments, many students use Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA) in Kenmore Square, a multi-specialty group practice very close to campus. HVMA also offers an Urgent Care Clinic and a 24-hour Medical Advice line: 617-421-1196.

Another nearby resource is Fenway Health. Fenway specializes in services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, HIV/AIDS, and people with limited access to health services. However, care is available to anyone. Fenway Health on Boylston Street: 617-927-6000.

Please note: Direct medical care is not available on campus, except Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine consultations, by appointment.

Health Insurance

The state of Massachusetts requires all full- and three-quarter time students to be enrolled in a health insurance plan that offers comprehensive coverage. All coverage must be in effect while the student is in Massachusetts, as well as anywhere in the United States and abroad.

All full- and three-quarter-time students are automatically enrolled in, and charged for, the Boston Conservatory's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The Boston Conservatory's SHIP is administered by Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk. The 2016-17 SHIP will include many enhancements, be underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield, and provide coverage from 8/15/16 - 8/14/17More information will be available by June 1, 2016. 

Students wishing to utilize alternate, comparable coverage must actively waive the SHIP each year. The deadline and instructions for completing the online waiver form will be posted on the Conservatory website, emailed to students, and indicated in all billing-related communications from the Conservatory. Please note that international students may not waive the SHIP.  

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