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MIT Medical: Summer changes for Urgent Care and Inpatient Unit

From June 19 to Aug. 17, MIT Medical's Urgent Care Service in Building E23 will be closed during the late-night hours of 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., though care will continue around the clock. Urgent Care will resume 24-hour-a-day operation in Building E23 on Aug. 18.

If you need medical or mental health help during the overnight hours when Urgent Care is closed, call 617-253-1311 (the regular Urgent Care number). Your call will be directed to a triage nursing service, which will provide medical advice and, if needed, page the on-call clinician. The mental health clinician on call can see a student on campus if necessary. Patients with medical problems needing more advanced care may be directed to Mount Auburn Hospital or Children's Hospital.

In a late-night medical or mental health emergency on campus, dial 100 from campus phones or 617-253-1212 from cell phones. Dial 911 if you are off campus. MIT Medical's Inpatient Unit also will be closed from June 19 to Aug. 17. Patients who receive daytime treatments such as medication infusions in the Inpatient Unit will continue to do so. Clinicians and nurse care managers will help other patients make alternative care arrangements as needed.

The closings are part of a larger effort to reduce MIT's expenses by $100 million to $150 million over the next two to three years.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 10, 2009 (download PDF).

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