Health and Wellness Services
Good health is essential for academic success. Fisher supports the health and wellness of each student by providing accessible health care for all students, programs to promote healthy choices, and resources to enhance the overall wellness of the Fisher College Community.
The Health Services Office provides assessment, treatment, or referral for illness or accidents that occur within the Fisher Community. The goal of the Health Services Office is to teach students to become increasingly self-reliant and able to make sound judgments about taking care of themselves. While in-house services are free, the student is financially responsible for all referred service.
Health Service Hours
|Day of Week||Hours|
|Monday - Friday||8:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
College is a time of excitement, change, and challenge. Most students experience various personal, emotional, and/or interpersonal concerns. During these times, it can help to reach out to support from friends, family, academic advisors, spiritual supports, and professional counseling. Fisher College’s Counseling Services is here to help our students to make the best of their college experience. We offer free and confidential counseling, brief therapy, on-going treatment, crisis counseling, support groups, as well as referrals to off-campus therapists. All referred services are charged to the student.
Counseling Service Hours
|Day of Week||Hours|
|Monday||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
*call 617-236-8853 or 617-236-8894 to make an appointment
Leave of Absence Policy
Students that have a medical, psychological or personal situation that impacts their ability to successfully complete their studies may apply for a leave of absence. A leave of absence will result in withdrawal from current semester classes but not withdrawal from the College. Students can remain in this status for up to 2 years (4 consecutive day school semesters or 8 consecutive Graduate and Professional Studies terms). To apply for a leave of absence contact Dean Nancy Pithis to obtain complete instructions. When ready to return, please contact the Dean again to file the return request form and provide appropriate documentation to establish your ability to return to the College.
If students are receiving federal financial aid and withdraw or take a leave of absence from the College, they may be subject to the federal Return of Title IV Aid and state financial aid return policies.
NOTE: Students must notify Financial Aid about any change in planned period of enrollment, whether due to withdrawal from a class, a leave of absence, a change academic division, or withdrawal from the college.