SMFA Health & Wellness

Tufts Health and Wellness is diverse team of healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing comprehensive and integrative health and wellness care to help all undergraduate and graduate students enhance and maintain their physical, social and emotional health. We offer free, respectful and confidential primary medical care, mental health care, preventive services and health promotion to help our diverse student population achieve their goals inside and outside the classroom.

  • Counseling and Mental Health
  • Health Service
  • Gym Information

Counseling and Mental Health

Counseling can help address a range of life challenges and difficulties. Counseling Services at SMFA offers free, on-site, confidential mental health care to SMFA students. Services include evaluations, referrals to outpatient providers, short-term counseling, and wellness programming for undergraduate and graduate students.

Make an Appointment with Counseling Mental Health Emergencies

Health Service

Fenway Area

Should you need health services in the Fenway area, go to the Harvard Vanguard website to make an appointment.  Tufts has partnered with Harvard Vanguard — Atrius Health to provide care on the SMFA campus. You must call ahead to make an appointment, unless it is a life-threatening emergency.  If that is the case, please call 911 or your local emergency access number.

SMFA students who would like to go to Harvard Vanguard must have a Health Insurance card to be seen there.  If you have any questions about accessing your card, please go to the health insurance website and check the tab entitled "Electronic ID Cards."

Medford Campus

If you are on the Medford campus and need medical attention, go to Health Service at 124 Professors Row and/or call 617-627-3350.

Fitness Center Information

Various fitness centers in the Fenway area offer SMFA students a membership discount, such as Northeastern University’s Marino Center and the Huntington YMCA. In addition, students have access to the athletic facilities at Tufts University, including use of their indoor Hamilton pool. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Student Life.

Northeastern University

Membership fee structure (contact gym for payment options):

  • September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 the fee will be $480
  • September 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020 the fee will be $360
  • September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 the fee will be $150
  • January 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020 the fee will be $190
  • June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020 the fee will be $135

Sign Up for Northeastern Gym Membership


Access to the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center/Cousens Complex is included with your tuition!

Huntington YMCA

If you are between 18-29 years old, you receive $10.00 off the monthly membership fee, which currently is $52.00 (so you would pay $42.00). There is a $25.00 registration fee, but check for specials that waive the fee, which occur often.


Contact Bodyscapes to get rates.

There are other specialty gyms in the area as well, such as SoulCycle and CrossFit.