HOURS

  • Primary Care
  • M-F: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • After-Hours Nurseline
  • 301-314-9386

CONTACT

  • General Information

    (301) 314-8184

     

  • Emergency

    911

     

     

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The University Health Center’s Primary Care department offers general medical services including evaluation of non-emergency health conditions, routine physicals, and follow up appointments for chronic medical conditions. Primary care providers may refer you for blood work, x-ray, physical therapy or other ancillary services that are all offered within the Health Center as deemed necessary.  You can connect with professionals in the Behavioral Health Department for assistance with depression, anxiety and stress.

Non-emergency Conditions

Examples of non-emergency health conditions that can be evaluated by providers at the University Health Center include (but are not limited to):

  • Colds and flu‐like illnesses
  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries 
  • Rashes and other skin disorders
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Ear infections
  • Sore throat, strep throat, mononucleosis
  • Asthma and seasonal allergies 
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening, testing and treatment 

We also offer the following in-office procedures (list not inclusive):

  • Liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy) for wart removal
  • Suture removal
  • Dressing changes
  • Incision and drainage for abscess
  • Ear wax removal

 

Before You Visit

All patients who do not have the University of Maryland Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) are advised to contact their health insurance plan provider to inquire about what services may or may not be covered; many plans do NOT cover services outside of their geographical areas. The University Health Center is considered out-of-network & can not bill some HMO/POS plans such as Kaiser & Tricare Prime. We can not bill Medicare and out of state Medicaid. Please visit our Insurance and Billing section to learn more. 

 

Preparing For Your Visit

  • Please check-in at the Registration Desk 15 minutes before your appointment. 
  • Please bring your University ID, health insurance card and a method of payment to your visit. 
  • We recommend bringing all of your medications with you to your visit. If you are unable to do this, please bring a list of your medications that includes the name, strength and how it is taken. 
  • It is also helpful to bring previous records with you to your visit, especially if you have been seen by another provider for the same issue. 

HIV Prevention Medication

PrEP

PrEP is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is taking prescription medicine daily before coming into contact with HIV. This, in combination with safer sex practices, can help lower the chance of getting HIV infection. PrEP is only for HIV-negative adults at higher risk of getting HIV. Find more information about PrEP at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Wondering if PrEP is right for you? Schedule an appointment with one of our medical professionals at MyUHC or call (301) 314-8184.

 

PEP

PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking medicine to prevent HIV after a possible exposure. PEP must be started within 72 hours of possible exposure to HIV. Contact the UHC right away (within 72 hours) if you think you've been recently exposed to HIV:

  • during sex (for example, if the condom broke),
  • through sharing needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs
  • if you've been sexually assaulted

The sooner you start PEP, the better. During a visit with a UHC provider, you may be prescribed PEP, and you'll need to take it daily for 28 days.  For more information about PEP, please call the UHC at 301.314.8184.

 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/pep/about-pep.html