Student Health Services

Student Health Services Available

Merrimack’s Hamel Health Center treats a number of medical health conditions, offering care when you need it most. 


Hamel Healthcare Services

Hamel is open for in-person and virtual visits by appointment only. Please call 978-837-5441 to schedule an appointment. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please bring your health insurance card to each visit.

Forms to Bring to Your Appointment

Medical Health Conditions Treated

Hamel Health provides care of acute health issues and injuries. We treat a variety of concerns, including:

  • Asthma
  • Colds
  • Flu Symptoms
  • Food Allergies
  • Rashes
  • Sexual Health
  • Sore Throats
  • Stomach Issues
  • Strains and Sprains (Minor)

Hamel Health Center also offers lab work (both onsite or offsite with an order from our providers), prescriptions, medications, wellness care and referrals to outside specialists. Visit The Counseling Center for mental health services.

Emergency Care

Call police services at 978-837-5911 or dial 911. Emergency rooms at Lawrence General Hospital and Holy Family Hospital also provide 24-hour medical care.

Lawrence General Hospital
1 General St.
Lawrence, MA 01842

Holy Family Hospital
70 East St.
Methuen, MA 01844


Most primary care physicians will continue to prescribe chronic medication for you while you’re in college. Please make arrangements with your prescriber to have your medications filled or ask your prescriber for a referral to a local provider.

  • Hamel Health Center does not store nor directly manage medications for you. You are allowed to keep all medications in your room.
  • Please keep your medications in a safe place and do not share medications with others.
  • You may wish to transfer ongoing prescriptions to a local pharmacy before arriving on campus.



There are two local pharmacies within walking distance of Merrimack College:

CVS Pharmacy
110 Turnpike St.
North Andover, MA 

800 Waverly Road
North Andover

Health Insurance

All full-time graduate and undergraduate students attending Merrimack College must carry health insurance. You are automatically enrolled in the College-offered health insurance plan. If you prefer to carry your own health insurance policy, please fill out a waiver to document coverage.

In order to ensure our community members have access to high-quality medical care, students, faculty or staff who use Hamel Health Center will be charged directly through their own health insurance as they would at other medical facilities or their own doctor’s office.