Emergency and After Hours Care

Please use the following resources for after hours care or in the case of an emergency.

If you have a *medical or mental health emergency* and need an ambulance, call 911 or the UMPD at 301-405-3333.

Emergencies can include but are not limited to:
Chest pain accompanied by sweating, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, radiating pain that moves to the arm or neck, dizziness, or feeling that your heart is beating irregularly or too fast
Choking
Severe bleeding that doesn't stop after 15 minutes of direct pressure
Fainting
Broken or displaced bones
Swallowing poison
Burns
Suddenly not being able to walk, speak, or move a portion of your body
Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
An immediate urge to kill yourself or others

Emergency/After Hours Care Resources

Nurse Lines

For advice from a Nurse when the Health Center is closed, please call (877) 924-7758 

 

Mental Health Concerns

  • Behavioral Health Services is able to continue to treat existing students who reside in the state of Maryland. New patients who reside in Maryland can also schedule an appointment for an intake. We are not treating any new patients or existing patients who reside outside of the state of Maryland.  

  • If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

  • Current patients may contact their therapist or prescriber by leaving a secure message at myuhc.umd.edu or calling (301) 314-8106 for refills or other concerns.

  • Please complete and submit the UMD Behavioral Health Services Informed Consent for Teletherapy/Telehealth form below: 

Informed Consent for Teletherapy/Telehealth

 

Urgent mental health concerns, when the Mental Health Service is closed:

  • Call the University of Maryland Counseling Center at (301) 314-7651
  • Call the University of Maryland HELP Center at (301) 314-HELP
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800- 273-TALK or the Maryland Crisis Hotline at 1-800- 422-0009. These resources are both available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Call 911 or the University of Maryland Police Department at (301) 405-3333
  • Go to an area hospital.

For non-urgent mental health concerns, please call 301-314-7651

Urgent Care Centers

During the hours that the UHC is closed, you can consider a local Urgent Care Center.  If you don’t have your own transportation, consider a local taxi or ride-sharing service.  UMD does not provide transportation to after-hours medical facilities.

Patient First Urgent Care

Beltsville (240)542-6987

10424 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705

(distance 3 mi from campus)

Directions

 

MedStar PromptCare

Hyattsville (855)546-0932

6401 America Boulevard, Suite 200 Hyattsville, MD 20782

(distance 1.6 miles from campus)

Directions

 

PM Pediatrics

7401 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770 
Phone: 301.982.5437

(distance 5 miles from campus)

Directions

The University Health Center does not endorse any of these facilities but offers them for your information.  Please check with your insurance carrier to insure coverage. Students are responsible for the cost of care received outside the UHC.

Hospitals

For more urgent medical problems, consider the following local hospitals.  If you don’t have your own transportation, consider a local taxi or ride-sharing service.  UMD does not provide transportation to after-hours medical facilities.


White Oak Medical Center 

12100 Plum Orchard Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904


Holy Cross Hospital 

1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 754-7000


University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center

3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, Maryland 20785

(301) 618-3154

The University Health Center does not endorse any of these facilities, but offers them for your information.  Please check with your insurance carrier to insure coverage. Students are responsible for the cost of care received outside the UHC.

CARE Crisis Line

CARE to Stop Violence 24 hour Crisis Cell: 301-741-3442.

This line will be forwarded to UM Capital DV/Sexual Assault Center (301-618-3154) during holiday closures.