Local Resources

Local Resources

Transportation options (off campus)

Below are transportation options for off-campus appointments.

  • Access Van: The only free mode of transportation. Reservations must be made in advance. Minimum notice of 4pm the day before appointment. Access Van travels both on campus (8am-4:30pm) and off campus (9am-4pm) to Wellesley, Natick, Needham, and Newton- Wellesley Hospital. 
  • MWRTARoute 8 runs through Wellesley every hour. Runs near Metro West Medical Center and Newton- Wellesley Hospital. $1.00 w/ a Wellesley College ID. 
  • MBTA: We recommend using the "trip planner" in Rider Tools. 
  • Taxi: Health Service has arranged for reduced rates with both JFK Taxi and Veteran's Taxi. Students will be billed from Health Service for the cost of the ride (including tip). 

JFK Transportation: We have arranged discounted rides to local hospitals and specialist. Please call or stop by Health Service to set up a ride. The more advanced notice the better! 

Veteran's Taxi: Please call them at (781) 235-1600 and tell them you have a Wellesley College voucher and your pick up location is Health Service. You'll need obtain the discounted voucher(s) at Health Service. Please let Health Service know so we can prepare the vouchers ahead of time for you (no waiting- yay!). Veteran's can NOT add the discount to online reservations.

  • Zip Car: they usually have discounts or specials for college students. 
  • UBER: App- based, on-demand car service. Download the app, tell them where your going and select an available car to come get you. BE CAREFUL on prices & drivers! Must have a credit card.
Dental Options

Delta Care Dental Insurance is offered though University Health Plan/ Wellesley College for a fee.

There are 2 local dentists that accept the Student Health Insurance Plan & Delta Care Dental:

  • Wellesley Dental Group, 5 Seaward Rd. Wellesley, MA 02481, (781) 237-9071. They only accept the Delta Care Dental Premier Plan.
  • Barr Levin, 214 N. Main St. Natick, MA 01760, (508) 655-6262.

Low cost option:

  • Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM) is offering a Student Dental Plan that focuses on preventative care and includes basic emergency care. This plan is available to full time and part time, undergraduate and graduate students. The registration for the plan can be found online (use code WCHS). There are no co-pays, deductibles, paper-work or year maximums to be concerned about. 
Ophthalmology (Eye Doctors)

Doughtery, Miriam, 2000 Washinton St. Suite 206, Newton, MA (617) 332-6311

MWMC, 67 Union St, Suite 405, Natick MA (508) 655-5810

Gillers, Bruce, MWMC, 67 Union St, Suite 408, Natick MA (508) 651-3601

New England Eye Associates, 2000 Washinton St. Suite 462, Newton, MA (617) 964-1050

Sutcliffe, Ernest, 65 Walnut St, Suite 330, Wellesley, MA (781) 237-1580

New England Eye Center, 1 Washington St. Suite 212, Wellesley, MA  (781) 237-6770

Sand, Delia, 1101 Beacon St, Suite 3E, Brookline, MA (617)731-1760

Shuer, Herbert, 33 Lincoln St, Newton, MA (617) 332-2023

Substance Abuse Support Groups (off campus)
  • Wellesley (AA) Alcoholics Anonymous -walking distance from the campus
  • Natick (NA) Narcotics Anonymous