FAQs

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General Questions/Answers

Do I qualify for the HUGHP prices?

If you are a member of the Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP), you qualify for the HUGHP prices. HUGHP subsidizes the offerings at the Center for Wellness as a benefit to its members and their enrolled dependents. If you are an employee with a different health insurance plan, you do not qualify for these discounted prices.

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How do I get an athletic membership from the Recreation Department? Do I need one for CW classes?

The Center for Wellness classes are NOT part of the Harvard Recreation department, and no membership is required.  The Recreation exercise classes that meet in the Malkin Athletic Center (MAC), Hemenway Gym, and some other Harvard facilities are administered by the Harvard Recreation department. Information about Recreation memberships, eligibility, and class access can be found at recreation.gocrimson.com or by calling 617.496.1585.

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Who is eligible to participate in Center for Wellness programs and services?

The programs and services at the Center for Wellness are available to current affiliates of Harvard University. This includes current faculty and staff, Harvard graduate and undergraduate students, all current HUGHP members, and retirees receiving health care at University Health Services.  Partners/spouses/dependents of current employees and students are also eligible.  Other types of Harvard University affiliates may be eligible for some services.  Special programs may be limited to certain groups because of space constraints, building access, or funding restrictions...

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Student Questions/Answers

What kinds of safer sex supplies can I get?

At the Health Promotion Office we supply external (male) condoms (a wide variety including but not limited to laxtex-free, glow-in-the-dark, and, extra sensitive), internal (female) condoms, flavored dental dams, finger cots, and gloves. If you have any further questions about our supplies call 617-496-2953 or stop by our office on the 6th floor of HUHS. 

Questions about Classes & Workshops

Questions about Services by Appointments FAQs

Acupuncture

One of the oldest medical traditions, acupuncture involves stimulation of anatomical points on the body. Stimulation most commonly involves penetrating the skin with hair-thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the acupuncturist. People report different experiences, though most individuals report little or no pain. In fact, many people report feeling either energized or pleasantly relaxed following a treatment. Acupuncture is designed to restore a state of balance to the body by unblocking vital energy that according to traditional Chinese medicine flows through the body...

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Do I have to fill out the registration forms before I can schedule an appointment?

Yes, there are a few forms that need to be completed before scheduling your first massage or acupuncture appointment. This provides us with the information we need to best serve you and to verify your eligibility. It also ensures that we have communicated all of the information you need to know about our program, including the strict cancellation policy. Also, it allows you to choose a payment option for your appointment. It is our policy to arrange payment in advance of your appointment.

 

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Do you offer discounts?

Yes. Specific prices are listed for each appointment or class. Students: Full time students at Harvard College or a Harvard graduate school who have the Harvard University Student Health Plan (HUSHP) receive a discount of $20 discount on both acupuncture and one hour massage appointments, with some exceptions. Staff: Staff who have chosen Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP) are eligible for discounts, not all staff. Family with current HUGHP coverage also receive the discounted rate. HUGHP members receive a discount for one hour massage, a special benefit for...

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What is the cancellation policy for appointments?

24 hours.  While we understand that scheduling changes happen, 24-hour notice is required to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Because we would like to accommodate other clients if you cannot keep your appointment, please call (617) 495-9629 at least 24 hours before the appointment time if you need to cancel or reschedule. During non-business hours, please leave a voice mail which will record the time of your message and can confirm your compliance with this policy.

Without 24-hour notice of cancellation, you are responsible for full payment. A payroll...

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