Health and Family

Help with medical, dental, and child care expenses

Backup Child Care for Students
The MIT Work Life Center offers subsidized back up child care for graduate students at a reduced cost. Free referrals for ongoing child care servcies are also offered through the Graduate Assistance and Information Network (GAIN) as part of the MIT Work Life Center.

Childbirth Accommodation and Parental Leave
As of September 1, 2018, MIT graduate students have access (according to eligibility) to two different leaves when they give birth or undertake significant responsibilities for a newborn child or a child newly placed with them: Childbirth Accommodation and/or Parental Leave. 

Choose to Reuse
Donate and pick up recycled items. Everything at Choose to Reuse is free! Items include clean and usable clothes, books, and other household items. You don’t have to give items to get items! Events are held the third Thursday of the month during the academic year in Stata Center.

Community Wellness at MIT Medical

DAPER-MIT Recreation
DAPER currently offers in-person and virtual fitness classes.  As of November 2nd, 2020, in-person classes will move indoors to Alumni/Wang studio. Classes will be limited to adhere to the MA state COVID guidelines, and are open to campus residents and off-campus grad students in the COVID pass program and who have an active DAPER membership.  Virtual fitness classes remain FREE for all members of the MIT community.

ENGINEERyourHEALTH PLUS is a referral program for MIT undergraduate students, funded by the Office of Student Wellbeing in the Division of Student Life, with the goal of enhancing the student life experience through fitness, exercise, wellness and recreational opportunities. S^3 and MIT Recreation have identified and seek to eliminate barriers such as cost, time, location and knowledge of services.  To learn more, contact MIT Recreation.

Family Food Grant
Graduate Residential Life offers a Family Food Grant to graduate student families who are experiencing food insecurity.    

Health and Wellness Coaching

Kids' Clothing Exchange
Held in October and April, Spouses & Partners Connect Kids' Clothing Exchange offers free kids' clothing, outerwear, shoes, toys and books for children ages birth-5. Expectant parents welcome. Find dates in their calendar.

Miller Fund
The Miller Fund is a resource available to help with medical costs not covered by insurance.  For more information, undergraduates should make an appointment with a dean in Student Support Services by emailing

MIT Medical Group Counseling

MIT Medical’s Referral Office
MIT Medical’s Referral Office assists patients with scheduling appointments. They also follow up to make sure that clinicians at MIT Medical receive reports from outside specialists in a timely manner. They work with all clinical areas of MIT Medical except Student Mental Health and Counseling Services and OB/GYN.

MIT Partners and Spouses Connect

MIT Reuse lists
MIT Reuse List is a group email list for exchanging free and for-sale items located at MIT or within the greater Boston area. Subscribe here.

MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX)
The MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX), a service project of the MIT Women's League since 1960, sells used furniture and household goods at bargain prices and is open to the MIT, Harvard, Suffolk, and BU communities.

Refresh app from SleepRate
For help with insomnia or an erratic sleep schedule, members of the MIT Community can access a subscription to the CBT-based Refresh app, courtesy of Community Wellness at MIT Medical. Register for your subscription here:

Sexual Health & Contraceptives

Tufts School of Dental Medicine
Tufts School of Dentistry offers low fee services.

Tech Review article: How to Stay Dane when the World's Going Mad

Health Resources Ourside of MIT: