Health Services hopes to enhance students’ learning and overall experiences at Babson by assisting them in maintaining optimum physical and emotional health.
Our mission in Health Services is to assist Babson students in maintaining optimum physical and emotional health through the provision of high quality, comprehensive medical care in combination with health education and wellness services that are both easily accessible and cost effective.
Information on Flu Shots
Massachusetts has reported comparatively higher peaks of the flu earlier in the season this year. While Babson Health Services administered flu vaccines to students during the Fall semester, we strongly encourage those students who have not yet received the flu vaccine to do so prior to returning to campus, if possible. It takes approximately one to two weeks from the time of vaccination to build antibodies.
Massachusetts has been offering free flu shot clinics and will continue to do so while the supply of vaccine lasts. If you have not done so already, you can contact your local health department, primary care giver's office, or pharmacy as many are also administering flu shot clinics in your local areas, both in Massachusetts and in other states.
Besides getting the flu vaccine, some other steps you can take to protect yourself are:
Handwashing–Nothing is better at stopping the spread of illness than the simple process of washing your hands with warm soap and water.
Cough into your sleeve, not into your hand. Covering your cough helps to curb the spread of the virus.
Get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. If you become run down, you are more susceptible to becoming ill.
If you are not feeling well, remember the following as you recover:
If you have a fever of 100°F or higher and a cough or sore throat, stay in bed, drink lots of fluids, and take Tylenol or Advil to reduce your fever.
Stay away from others for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine). If they are able to, we advise students with the flu to go home by private transportation to recover.
Free flu kits are available at Health Services and Public Safety. Flu kits include tissues, hand sanitizer, pain relievers/fever reducers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen), cough suppressant drops, and single-use thermometers.
If students will be absent from classes and other obligations due to your illness, they should notify their professors and class dean.
If symptoms worsen, seek immediate medical attention at Health Services, with your health care provider, or contact Public Safety at 781-239-5555.
Should you have any questions, please call Health Services at 781-239-6363.
Emergency Situations on Campus
Contact Public Safety (ext. 5555) at any time. They will respond promptly and provide or arrange transportation to Health Services or the hospital.
In order to avoid delay in seeing a member of the clinical staff, students are asked to schedule appointments ahead of time. To make an appointment, call 781-239-6363. Every effort is made to see any student who is ill within 24 hours.
The staff strives to provide medical care in a timely and efficient manner by highly skilled, thoughtful, and caring clinicians. The following services are available to all full-time Babson College students:
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Illnesses
- Evaluation and Treatment of Injuries
- Consultations and Follow-Up
- Referrals to Specialists Lab Testing
- Male and Female Reproductive Exams
- Gynecological Care
- Birth Control Counseling
- Pregnancy Testing
- Emergency Contraception
- Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment
- Allergy Injections
- Health Counseling
- Nutritional Counseling
- Confidential Provider Visits
- Answers to Questions
Health Services is staffed by a highly skilled and caring team of nurse practitioners, a consulting physician, two health and wellness professionals, a nutritionist, and an administrative assistant. The nurse practitioners are certified by the national nursing organization and are licensed to diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medication, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and provide health counseling and education.