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MIT Medical expands services for employees

If you’re an MIT employee with health insurance through MIT, you can visit MIT Medical on campus for some services starting Jan. 1, 2010 -- even if you’re not an MIT Health Plan member.
If you’re an MIT employee with health insurance through MIT, you can visit MIT Medical on campus for some services starting Jan. 1, 2010 — even if you’re not an MIT Health Plan member.

For those enrolled in MIT’s other health insurance offerings (Access Blue New England, Blue Care Elect, and Tufts Health Plan EPO), the Jan. 1 expansion of services will offer a convenient way to get some tests and other health services on campus instead of at their regular doctor’s office.

The services now open to non-MIT Health Plan employees are:

  • Urgent Care, including related lab and X-ray services
  • General X-ray services
  • Laboratory services
  • Mammograms
  • Bone density tests

"MIT Medical is here to serve the whole community, not just students or MIT Health Plan members,” said William M. Kettyle, M.D., medical director at MIT Medical. “Our wellness programs, like getfit@mit, have already given us ways to serve the larger Institute community, and we're very happy to be able to start offering some clinical services to a larger population as well."
 
You must be preregistered to receive care at MIT Medical. Even if you’ve received services at MIT Medical in the past, you must update your patient registration so we can bill your health insurance. Visit Patient Registration In E23-308 or call 617-253-6286.

Patients must make advance appointments for mammograms and bone density tests; Urgent Care, general X-ray and the Laboratory can be used on a walk-in basis if you are preregistered. For Radiology and Laboratory services that were not ordered by Urgent Care, you’ll need to have a written order from your own provider with details of the X-rays or tests to be performed, the reasons for the tests, and contact information for sending results.

The fine print:

  • All services are subject to the benefit limits, copayments and coverage guidelines under the patient’s insurance plan. For example, if your insurance plan requires a copayment for office visits or limits you to one mammogram per year, the same conditions will apply for visits to MIT Medical.
  • These services do not replace the MIT’s Primary Care Benefit, or services from primary care providers outside MIT Medical.
  • Due to limited resources, MIT Medical is not expanding access to these services at MIT Medical/Lexington.
Anyone with questions may contact Claims & Member Services at 617-253-5979 or mservices@med.mit.edu.


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