Aspire participants may wish to consult with the on-campus nurse for minor ailments or injuries. Participants who experience immediate, life-threatening health concerns should first contact Berklee Public Safety at 617-747-8888 (or x8888 from any on-campus phone), then call 911 or go to the emergency room, if necessary. Residence life staff are available to accompany minor-aged participants who reside on campus to the hospital.
Services include basic first aid for minor ailments and injuries, direct observation of students taking their own medications as prescribed, and triaging possible next steps (e.g., a referral to urgent care or the emergency room).
Berklee has partnered with Tufts Medical Center (TMC) who, in accordance with state regulations, requires that the following forms (available for download via your Magnus Health Portal account, if relevant) must be on file in your child’s health record before any medications can be given to your child. These forms can be accessed and submitted via your Magnus Health Portal account.
- Signed consent by a parent/guardian to give medication
- Signed medication order
Medications should be delivered to the TMC Nurse’s office at 167 Massachusetts Avenue before checking in on the first day of programming. Medications should be in a pharmacy or manufacturer-labeled container and delivered by a parent/guardian or a responsible adult whom the parent/guardian designates. If a parent/guardian cannot accompany their child to drop off the medication, please make sure that the completed consent form is sent with your child and uploaded to the Magnus Health Portal ahead of their arrival. Please only drop off enough supply of the medication(s) for the duration of the program.
Medication may be retrieved from the school by parents/guardians at any time, however the medication will be destroyed if it is not picked up within one week following termination of the order or one week beyond the end the program.
Additional Health Care Facilities
Nearby health care facilities include the following:
- Tufts Medical Center,* 800 Washington Street; open 24/7; call 617-636-5000
- Partners Urgent Care,* Boston Common, 137 Stuart Street, Suite A-7; open from 9:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m.; call 617-393-5059
Emergency medical and psychiatric care locations include the following:
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center*
- Boston Children’s Hospital*
- Tufts Floating Hospital for Children*
- Boston Medical Center*
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital*
- Massachusetts General Hospital*
* These organizations are not affiliated with Berklee and may decline to treat minor patients at their discretion. Berklee has no authority over these organizations.
Note that Public Safety will assist with transportation to and from medical facilities in emergency situations. Students should be sure to have their insurance card and a valid ID with them at all times.