COVID-19: UHC Operations

The University Health Center is deeply committed to caring for our students, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read below for updates to our usual operations.

To all patients and visitors: 

If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, please notify staff at the front entrance and immediately proceed to the registration desk for assistance.

 

Spring 2022 Hours*

 MON    TUES   WED   THURS   FRI   SAT  SUNDAY
8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm closed

* Some services (Behavioral Health Services, CARE to Stop Violence,  Wellness Services) may operate at additional hours.

 

Spring 2022: COVID-19 UHC Operations

Updated March 28, 2022 

  • Masks are required at the UHC for anyone who is entering the building and should be worn through your entire visit.

  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have reason to believe that you may have COVID-19, although it is no longer required, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you use a self-test kit before coming to the UHC.

  • If you test positive, please notify our staff immediately before your arrival, so that we may take the proper precautions to keep our staff and fellow patients safe during your visit.

  • At this time, visitors accompanying patients are generally not permitted in the building. 

  • The After-Hours Nurse Line is also available when the Health Center is closed by calling 301-314-9386

  • If you do not feel well or have a chronic or underlying health condition, please seek medical guidance as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Click here to learn more about the UMD's vaccine requirements

COVID-19 Testing:

Testing Information for UMD Students, Faculty, and Staff

The University Health Center (UHC) is committed to supporting students with underlying medical conditions.

With the most recent COVID-19 pandemic that our community, state, nation, and world continues to face, it is more important now than ever to practice the principles to decrease one’s risk of contracting this illness.  Please continue to follow the university’s guidance as outlined here: https://umd.edu/4Maryland 

We would also like you to know that there are measures that you can take to protect yourself, and we are here to provide support and guidance. These measures include:

  • Completing all required and recommended vaccinations, including a yearly flu shot.  

  • If you have certain medical conditions, you may also benefit from a pneumonia vaccine.

  • We advise that you avoid fellow students who are ill.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer, and avoid sharing utensils or drinking glasses.

  • Take extra caution in situations where you may be around crowds or large groups of people (consider avoiding crowded parties). 

These measures are emphasized in all of the University Health Center communications about illness on campus.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Center at 301-314-8180.

Modified services, programs and activities

Telemedicine Appointments

Telemedicine visits are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST.  Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling (301) 314-8184 from 8:30am to 5:00pm EST.  

Pharmacy

The Health Center Pharmacy is continuing to serve our students and employees.

If you need to contact the pharmacy outside of normal hours please leave a message on the voicemail at (301)-314-8167 and the messages will be check at the open of business each day.  Make sure to include a call back number and University ID number on the message.

For Prescription Transfers out of state please call (301)-314-8167 and leave a message with the following information and we will complete your request.

  • Prescription Information

Behavioral Health Services

Current University of Maryland students are welcome to call the Behavioral Health Service for mental health concerns.  Please note that students must be physically present in the state of Maryland to receive telehealth services.

Current patients may contact their therapist, psychiatric nurse practitioner or psychiatrist by leaving a secure message for them through their myuhc.umd.edu health portal, or by calling the Behavioral Health Service at (301) 314-8106.

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

 

Women’s Health Services

UHC is currently providing Sexual Health services in-person, by phone, and through secure message. The fastest and most direct way to speak with your provider is to secure message them directly through the MyUHC portal. If you prefer to call and speak with someone to be triaged, call:

  • 301-314-8184 - Primary Care 
  • 301-314-8190 - Women’s Health 

Women’s Health Services:

Birth control starts (pills, depo, ring, patch): We are now able to place IUDs or Nexplanon Implants. Birth Control starts and refills may be obtained through appointment either in person OR through telemedicine

For telemedicine visits: you must be in the state of Maryland at the time of the appointment, and you must be able to provide a current blood pressure reading. Blood pressure readings may be obtained by using an automated cuff (home cuff or at local retail store), or through a friend or family member who is able to take your blood pressure at home.

Birth control refills (local and out of state online extensions are available, arrangements can be made for UHC Pharmacy pick-up)

Evaluations:

  • for vaginal symptoms (including STI symptoms), abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, UTI, etc.
  • for breast concerns 
  • Abnormal pap test follow-up, including colposcopy
  • Asymptomatic (no symptoms) STI checks may be handled over the phone

Primary Care Sexual Health Services (for men or those better served outside of Women’s Health):

  • STI (symptomatic and asymptomatic)
  • Genital symptoms (including pain)
  • Urinary problems

CARE to Stop Violence

For URGENT advocacy services: Please call our CARE Crisis Line at 301-741-3442 Operated 24/7; call only, no text messages

For NON-URGENT advocacy services: Please email us at uhc-care@umd.edu. This email will be monitored throughout normal business hours (9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday).

For questions about events, workshops, or anything else: Please email us at uhc-care-prevention@umd.edu You may also reach out to individual staff via their personal emails listed on our website: health.umd.edu/CARE

Follow CARE to Stop Violence at Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @CAREUMD

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the following events will take place virtually: 

Wednesday, April 29th: Participate in Denim Day by posting photos in your denim online and using the hashtags #DenimDayUMD #RaiseYourVoiceUMD to be entered in for a Grubhub giftcard raffle! 

Thursday, April 30th: Online Trivia at 8pm - Look for the link to register on our social media accounts! There will be raffles and prizes! 

Campus Pantry

The Campus Pantry has relocated to the South Campus Dining Hall loading dock.

Stay up to date with the Pantry's hours and location during the ongoing COVID-19 response by visiting their website: campuspantry.umd.edu