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Wellness & food resources

Medical care for families

MIT Health offers students the opportunity to purchase health insurance coverage from MIT for their family members, including spouse or partner and/or children. All students and family members enrolled in an MIT health plan may visit MIT Health for a wide variety of health care services, including primary care, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology.

Dental care for families

Graduate students covered under the MIT Dental Plan may enroll their spouse/partner and child/children.

Tufts Dental School offers reduced-cost cleanings and services if you have family members who are not on the MIT dental plan. 

Mental health for families

Students and spouses/partners on the MIT Health Plan can access mental health services through MIT Mental Health and Counseling Office. Students may see a provider located on campus or maybe be referred out to a provider in the local community. 

Children on the MIT Health plans should see MIT pediatrics if they are experiencing mental health challenges.

Spouses and partners not on the medical plan should contact their own health care provider for a reference for mental health services.

MIT Recreation – DAPER

MIT Recreation offers students the opportunity to purchase 6 or 12 month family memberships to MIT recreation facilities. Access to MIT recreation facilities for students is covered by their annual student life fee. Youth programs include recreational swimming, ice skating, and golf lessons.

MIT food/dining

There are lots of food resources on campus to help you access healthy, affordable food options for you and your family.  Find a map of food and grocery options in the area here.

Kids Eat Free Fridays

MIT dining halls are equipped with high chairs for your little one. Additionally, children eat free after 5 on Fridays when a parent purchases a meal in one of the residential dining halls.

Family Food Grant

This grant is intended to support families who are having difficulty financing and accessing food.

Tim’s Mart & Tim’s Kitchen

MIT community members can purchase food staples at cost at MIT’s Tim’s Mart while Tim’s Kitchen offers community cooking lessons and recipes.

Groceries & Shuttles

MIT offers shuttles from campus to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Target, and Costco. Check out the shuttle schedule. In addition, other local grocery stores include Daily Table, H-Mart, and Market Basket.

SNAP & WIC Government Funded Food Programs (Eligibility restrictions apply)

SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can help you expand your healthy food budget by providing you with an EBT card with funding for food. Check your eligibility here.

WIC – Women, Infants, and Children is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and children under 5. Check your eligibility here.