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Hamel Health and Counseling Center

After-Hours Care

After Hours/Off-campus Services

For medical treatment when Hamel Health is closed, students may use off-campus services. Students should bring their health insurance card. Each location listed is hyperlinked to a website for full details of the process of care and services provided. 

AFC Urgent Care North Andover

129 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845  

Phone:  978-470-0800

Monday - Friday:        8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday:      8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Merrimack Medical and Walk-In Center

25 Marston Street, Lawrence, MA 0841 

Phone:   978-688-3100 

Monday - Friday:      8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:                 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday/Holidays:   10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Pentucket Medical Express Care

360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843

Phone:    978-557-8800 

Monday - Friday:       7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday:                  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday/Holidays       8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Line

Nurse Advice Line 

For students enrolled in any Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts plan including the Merrimack College Student Health Insurance, the Blue Care Line is a free service that can be used when the Hamel Health and Counseling Center is closed.

When You Call: You will speak with a nurse who will help you decide what to do next.

What They Provide: Advice for the treatment of

  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Cuts or lacerations
  • General physical discomfort

How to Access:  Call 1-888-247-BLUE (2583)  

Please remember, the Blue Care Line is for medical questions only and is not meant to provide emergency care.

For life threatening medical emergencies:

On Campus: Call 978-837-5911                                  

Off Campus: Call 911


Police Services can assist to arrange ambulance transport. Dial x5911 or 978-837-5911


Counselor on-Call