Health benefits and wellness support
Accessibility & Disability Resources
The Accessbility & Usability Office provides consultations to the MIT community to ensure that products and services are accessible to users of all abilities. They provide demonstrations and loans of assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, assistance with making course material accessible to students with disabilities, and consultations and equipment loans for Repetitive Stress Injury prevention.
Mental Health Resources
MIT MyLife Services is a one-stop, free resource that provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs and their families with 24/7 access to a network of experts who can help with life concerns. MyLife Services for up to four free and confidential counseling sessions per person, per concern, with a licensed mental health professional. If you or your family member choose to continue seeing a mental health professional for an ongoing concern after those four sessions, you may use your health insurance coverage, and copayments may be required.
MIT Medical offers evaluations and consultations, brief treatments, referrals, and group therapy to MIT faculty, students, employees, and their families. They also offer counseling and guidance for faculty, friends, and family members who may be concerned about the wellbeing of a member of the MIT community.
Health & Wellness Resources
MIT Recreation offers fitness equipment and swimming pools, group exercise classes, personal training, massage, instruction in health, nutrition, and safety, and a variety for programs for youth and adults.
getfit@mit is an annual program running February to April that challenges the MIT community to exercise regularly. Teams of five to eight people qualify for prize drawings based on the average number of minutes exercised each week.
Small group classes are offered through MIT Medical on a variety of topics relating to healthy lifestyle habits.