Health & Safety

Boston is home to world-class hospitals and health care centers - not to mention innovative health programs that have helped make this city a national role model. Discover more about health insurance, disease prevention information, safety guides, and more.

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    Search Health on Bostonavigator

    Find programs like yoga or martial arts classes for a healthy body and mind.

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    Find Health Care, Insurance, or a Doctor with the Mayor's Health Line

    If you are looking for health care in Boston, the Mayor's Health Line can help. It's a free, multilingual, confidential, information and referral service open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Call us at 1-800-847-0710 or (617) 534-5050 to talk to someone today.

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    Search for Clinics, Hotlines, or Referrals

    Search the Boston Navigator database of over 4,000 programs to find a specific health resource.

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    Public Health in Boston & Additional Resources

    The Boston Public Health Commission manages information on the latest health issues and topics; such as measles and west nile virus. They also provide health services and information for students.

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    Help with Depression

    Find resources to help yourself, a friend or your child with depression.

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    Report Crime Anonymously

    The Boston Police Crime Stoppers Program highlights unsolved crimes of violence in the local media, appealing to the public for information. You don't have to reveal your identity to tell the police about a violent crime. And, if your information results in the arrest and indictment of an offender, you will be eligible for an award of up to $1,000.

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    Contact Your Local Police Station

    Always call 911 in an emergency. But for information about community policing or crime watch groups in your neighborhood, contact your District police station.

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    Fire Safety

    The Boston Fire Department offers tips on BBQ safety, home safety and useful websites.

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    Always be mindful of your surroundings and stay in groups when walking around the city at night. You can always contact your University Police if you do not feel safe or the Boston Police (911) for an emergency. Take note of safety resources for students.

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  • Get Healthy Campaign

    The Mayor's Office and the Boston Public Health Commission are taking new steps aimed at addressing the public health threat of obesity in Boston.

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