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Student Health Services is located within the Family & Community Medicine Practice (FMC) in the Benedict Building, first floor, 55 Lake Avenue North (508) 334-2818

The following clinicians practice in the FMC:

*Phil Fournier, MD (Director, Student Health Services)

Vida Asante NP

Liam Burke, MD

Erin Cathcart, MD

Erik Garcia, MD

Susan Hogan, MD

Sydney Knoll, NP

*Mary Lindholm, MD

Sonia Marcello DO

Sonal Singh, MD

Ed Zaccaria, MD

*Faculty holding educational leadership positions within the T.H. Chan School of Medicine such as Clerkship Director or Learning Community Mentor are not allowed to be the PCP’s for Medical Students.

If you already have an established PCP within the UMASS Chan Students Blue Cross Plan, or would like to select a different UMass Memorial physician as your PCP, either on the University Campus or in the community at a non-teaching site, we can arrange for you to do so and have this physician be recognized by UMASS Chan Student Blue Cross Plan as your PCP.  However, to do so you MUST contact SHS via email @ to complete the PCP enrollment process.

 Student Health Care Guidelines for Established vs Non-established UMass Chan Students

Please note: FCM is NOT a walk- in clinic. Any student that walks in will be directed to call the office.

***If you are experiencing severe or life -threatening symptoms, please go to the ER. ***


Students who are established with a provider within the Family Medicine practice have access to full preventative, urgent care, and referral services.

Students who are not established with a primary care provider within the Family Medicine Practice (FCM) have access to limited services including acute simple sick visits, maintenance of Student Health clearance requirements (vaccines and titers), follow-up for blood born pathogen or lab exposures, and TB conversion follow-up.


Services for non-established students include:

·       Updates for student health required vaccines during education at UMass Chan after initial matriculation requirements are met.

·       Blood borne pathogen exposure follow up

·       Positive TB testing follow up

Simple Sick visits examples include:

·       Acute Cold symptoms such as sore throat, earache, cough (acute = no longer than 2 weeks)

·       UTI symptoms

·       Acute muscle sprains/strains

·       School related travel visits  

·       Acute GI symptoms (nausea/diarrhea/vomiting)

·       GYN symptoms

·       Headache

·       Simple Dermatological Issues /acute rashes

Non-established students are to contact their Primary Care provider for ongoing care, preventative care and for chronic or recurrent conditions. Issues that may require a referral to a specialist or diagnostic testing typically require a patient’s PCP to place those orders for insurance coverage.

If your PCP is too far away for consistent care you are welcome to contact Student Health to establish with a provider within the FCM practice or establish with another local PCP office.

 Please plan ahead.  New patient visits can book out about 6-8 weeks.

There are also many local walk- in clinics and urgent care clinics in the area to utilize for your convenience and expanded times which provide vaccines, labs and diagnostics as well as provider evaluations. Please be sure to check with your insurance for questions about coverage. Below is a list of several local clinics within a few miles from UMASS University Campus.

CVS Minute Clinic       197 Turnpike Rd. Shrewsbury MA

Carewell Urgent Care – 500 Lincoln Street, Worcester MA   /   348 Greenwood Street Worcester, MA

Ready Med- 366 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester MA