After-Hours Care

When Hamel Health and Counseling Center is closed, students may seek medical treatment at the following off-campus facilities. Students should bring their health insurance card. 

AFC Urgent Care
129 Turnpike St.
North Andover, MA 01845 

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


Merrimack Medical and Walk-In Center
25 Marston St.
Lawrence, MA 0841

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


Pentucket Medical Express Care
360 Merrimack St.
Lawrence, MA 01843

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 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 plan, the Blue Care Line is a free service that can be used when the Hamel Health and Counseling Center is closed. This service is for medical questions only and is not meant to provide emergency care. A registered nurse or other experienced health professional will help you decide whether to see your doctor, go to the emergency room or care for yourself at home.

For life-threatening medical emergencies:

  • On Campus: Call Merrimack College Police, 978-837-5911          
  • Off Campus: Dial 911