Health Services

Our staff provides preventive and episodic (illness) care to all Salem State students. Our goal is to help students achieve and maintain optimum physical and emotional health by providing high quality, accessible and affordable health care. We offer medical care, consultation on health-related issues, health promotion programs, and referrals and collaboration with area providers. Most services are available free of charge, although certain diagnostic tests are billed to your health insurance. Our staff includes nurse practitioners and a supervising physician who are supported by administrative support staff

Our health care team is committed to providing high quality and timely services to our students. If your condition requires more specialized services we will assist in coordinating your referral to a specialist.

Services available:

  • Routine or annual physical exams
  • Annual gynecological exams, including pap smears
  • Reproductive Health - on site birth control, emergency contraception, counseling
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing and counseling
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor illness and injury
  • Routine lab testing
  • Referrals and coordination for x-ray services
  • Tobacco cessation counseling with trained providers
  • Required Vaccinations as well as Flu shots and Gardasil

Appointments are required for health services. Same day appointments are available to students with an episodic illness or injury. Call 978.542.6413 or 978.542.6410 to schedule an appointment with a SSU healthcare provider.

**Beginning fall 2013, health services will begin billing students' health insurance for health visits. The mandatory college fee will be used as the student co-pay, meaning that there is no out of pocket cost for students to use our services. Please visit our medical billing page for additional information and answers to common questions.

Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Please bring your ClipperCard and insurance card to all visits.



Ellison Campus Center, Suite 107, North Campus
978.542.6413 or 978.542.6410
978.542.7121 Fax


If you require services after business hours, here is a list of some local urgent care and emergency services:

Swampscott Treatment and Trauma Walk-In Center
250 Paradise Road (Rte. 1A)
Swampscott, MA 01907

North Shore Medical Center/Salem Hospital
81 Highland Avenue (Rte. 129)
Salem, MA 01970

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Mass General/ North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street, Suite LL5
Danvers, MA 01923
Monday - Friday 8 am–8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9 am–5 pm

MGH Chelsea Health Center
151 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
MGH Revere Health Center
300 Ocean Avenue
Revere, MA 02151

For after-hours access to emergency contraception (EC), also known as Plan B.

Call 1-888-NOT2LATE

A trained staff person will assess if EC is needed and if so, call a prescription into the chosen pharmacy. Please have pharmacy phone number when you call. With a prescription, most insurers will cover the cost of the medication without co-pay, but it is also available over the counter to anyone over the age of 15.





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