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Summer changes for Urgent Care and Inpatient Unit

May 29, 2009

From June 19 to August 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 August 18.

If you need medical or mental health help during the overnight hours when Urgent Care is closed, call 617-253-4481 (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 August 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 larger cost-cutting measures designed to reduce spending at MIT by 5 percent over each of the next three fiscal years.

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