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 we recommend:

  • Wellesley Dental Group, 5 Seaward Rd. Wellesley, MA 02481, (781) 237-9071. They do not accept either of our Delta Care Plans.
  • Barr Levin, 214 N. Main St. Natick, MA 01760, (508) 655-6262. They do accept the Student Health Insurance Plan & Delta Care Dental

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)
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital, 2000 Washinton St. Suite 206, Newton, MA (617) 332-6311. 
  • Newton Wellesley Eye Associates, 2000 Washinton St. Suite 462, Green Building, Newton, MA (617) 964-1050
  • Mass Eye and Ear, 65 Walnut St, Suite 330, Wellesley, MA (781) 237-1580 
  • New England Eye Center with locations in Boston, Brighton, Wellesley and Framingham.
  • MetroWest Medical Center, 67 Union St, Natick MA 

Dr. Bruce Gillers, Suite 408 (508) 651-3601

Dr. Stephen Belmonte, Suite 405, (508) 655-5810

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

The Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline


We recommend that you make an appointment online instead of walking- in. 

Quest Diagnostics Wellesley

65 Walnut St. Lower Level, Suite 130 Wellesley, MA 02481-2110 

(781)237-0002 Phone
(781)237-0012 Fax

Hours: M-F 8:00am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-4:00pm

Services Offered: Routine Lab Test, Pediatric testing, Blueprint For Wellness, Biometric.


Quest Diagnostics Framingham

255 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

(508) 370-7341

Hours: M-F 8:00am - 12:00am



1400 Centre St. Ste 208,

Newton Center, MA 02459

(617) 244-0923

M-F 8:00am-4:30pm Closed for lunch 12:30pm-1:00pm 

DRUG SCREENS 9:00am-11:30am & 1:00pm-3:00pm

Specialties: Infectious Disease, Urology, Gynecology, Hematology & Oncology, Gastroenterology.


Newton Wellesley Hospital Lab

2014 Washington St, Newton MA

(617)243-6300 Phone

(617)243-6309 Fax

Hours: M-F 7:00am- 7:00pm, Saturday 7:00am-3:00pm, Sunday 7:00am-2:00pm


Metrowest Medical Center Lab

67 Union St, Natick MA 01760

(508)650-7302 Phone

(508)650-7383 Fax

Hours: M-F  7:00am – 6:00pm

Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Rooms

1) Newton- Wellesley Urgent Care- Waltham

9 Hope Ave, Waltham, MA 02453

Phone: (617) 243-5590 Fax: (617) 243-5981

Hours: M-Sat 9am-7pm, Sunday 9am-2pm

Free garage parking.

Please identify yourself as a Wellesley College Student.

2) Emergency Room at Newton Wellesley Hospital

2014 Washington St, Newton MA 02462  

Maxwell Blum Emergency Pavilion

Phone: (617) 243-6193 Fax: (617) 243-6924

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days per week

Please identify yourself as a Wellesley College Student.

3) AFC Urgent Care

945 Worcester St (Rt. 9) Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-650-6208 Fax: 508-650-6252
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm, Sat & Sun 8am-5pm

Please ask to have your visit notes faxed to (781) 283-3693.

4) Emergency Room at Metrowest Medical Center

67 Union St, Natick, MA 01760- Leonard Morse Hospital

Phone: (508) 650-7400

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Please ask to have your visit notes faxed to (781) 283-3693.