Student Instructions and Responsibilities

The Registered Nurses in the Wellesley College Health Service are available to assist students in the continuation of their allergy immunotherapy while they are away from home.

WCHS Established Guidelines for Allergy Immunotherapy

  • Allergy injections will be administered in our office with a physician present during the following times:
                                    Wednesday 12:30pm-2:00pm
                                    Friday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Patients will be observed for 30 minutes after an injection.
  • Emergency equipment will be present.
  • Nurses and physicians will be knowledgeable in the treatment of anaphylaxis.
  • A Medical Doctor must be present while injections are administered and for 30 minutes after injection.

To begin this service, students must schedule an appointment with a  Health Service Physician by calling 781.283.2810. Once Immunotherapy has started, students do not need to meet again with a Phyiscian UNLESS Immunotherapy has changed or stopped.

At this time the student should bring their allergy serum as well as their Allergist's printed protocol, and the completed checklist.

Please provide your allergist with this letter detailing our Allergy Immunotherapy Services.

*NEW STUDENTS* Call to schedule an appointment the first week you're here.

*RETURNING STUDENTS* Call once classes start to schedule a nursing appointment to  resume allergy immunotherapy.

In addition we have been working cooperatively with two area allergists who have agreed to see out students. Should you choose to inquire about receiving your allergy injections with one of these practitioners please feel free to contact them:

1) Allergy and Asthma Center of MA   (16 Minutes/ 8 Miles)
(Dr. John Ohman and Dr. Daniel Steinberg)
25 Boylston Street, Suite 215
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
Tel 617.632.1690 
Fax 617.739.7082

2) Alex Ray, M.D.      (12 Minutes / 4 Miles)
2000 Washington St
Suite 368
Newton, MA  02462
Tel 617.964.3799 

You may contact any of them, privately, to arrange to be seen and/or check insurance coverage, or we will be happy to work with you to establish a relationship with the office.

If you don't have a refridgerator, you can send your allergy serum to us at the Wellesley College Health Service. The ONLY way to ensure proper delivery is through FedEx. They are very reliable and will deliver your serum right to our front door. In the past, regular mailed packages can end up at our distribution center, and may sit, unrefrigerated (and thus, unusable) for a few days . 

Please have your allergist use FedEx and be sure to address the package as follows, and use either of these names to insure proper delivery.