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Health and Wellness

We support your physical and mental health by offering a variety of wellness services on our Oakland campus. 

As a student, you have access to our fitness and athletic facilities including newly equipped workout rooms, a ten-lane outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and soccer field. You can enjoy farm-fresh produce from the Mills community farm, take care of your basic medical needs at our on-campus Student Health Center, and find emotional support through Counseling and Psychological Services. You can also connect with resources designed to address common issues among college students, including sexual and reproductive health concerns.

Office of Health and Wellness

The staff in the Office of Health and Wellness will help you live your best, healthiest life while you’re on the Oakland campus. Throughout the year, Northeastern staff partner with student organizations to host activities and workshops promoting healthy attitudes and choices. They also provide resources on the following topics, among others:

  • Personal wellness
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Stress management
  • Drug and alcohol safety
  • Chronic illness
  • Nutrition
  • The healthcare system
  • Mental health

If you’d like to get support or advice for a particular health concern, or if you need a referral, don’t hesitate to reach out. If you’re interested in learning about health insurance coverage, please visit our Student Health Plan website.

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Cowell Building

Student Health Center

Northeastern provides a Student Health Center on the Oakland campus to take care of routine health needs. Staff members can conduct a variety of tests and procedures, including immunizations, or offer referrals for off-campus care.

All visits to the Student Health Center are free for students. Please bring your student identification to all visits.

  • Basic primary care office visits
  • Acute, ongoing, and preventative care
  • General health checks/physicals
  • Lab tests
  • Health education
  • Recommended screenings such as pap tests, blood pressure, HIV and other STDs, and cholesterol
  • Immunizations
  • COVID-19 testing and vaccinations
  • Blood work
  • Prescription refills
  • Specialist referrals

Disclaimer: The health center is not an infirmary, hospital, or emergency department. Emergency medical issues requiring hospitalization are managed at local hospitals. Students may be encouraged to utilize urgent care clinics, depending on what their insurance recommends.

9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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Mental health support

Northeastern students can find mental health support and counseling through Counseling and Psychological Services.

Cowell Building

You can also use Find@Northeastern, a comprehensive mental health program through which you can get free, confidential, unlimited support from a licensed mental health counselor by phone, iPad, or laptop 24/7.

Northeastern’s We Care program is a support system that aids students when significant issues arise that impede their success. We Care assists departments in dealing with students in crisis and provides information to faculty and staff who request guidance in identifying existing Northeastern resources and policies that can help students succeed.

Community Health Resource Center

The Community Health Resource Center is a student-run, on-campus space that provides confidential, safe access to information and resources for all genders. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Safe-sex supplies
  • Information on positive sexuality and LGBTQ+ health rights
  • Information on domestic violence prevention and crisis intervention
  • Nutrition and body image counseling
  • Lists of local doctors and clinics

Students now have 24/7 access to low-cost emergency contraception and other sexual health supplies via a new wellness vending machine located outside the Community Health Resource Center.

10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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Food Pantry

Northeastern is dedicated to enhancing access to food and basic resources for students as they pursue their degrees. Students are not asked to demonstrate need to use the Pantry, but they are welcome to shop from this free service once a week to supplement their food resources.

10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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