Acute Care Services

Fall/Spring Acute Care Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Sat: 9am - 1pm
    Sun: CLOSED
  • After-Hours Nurseline
  • 24 hours a day
    7 days a week


  • General Information

    (301) 314-8184

  • Emergency


We know that injuries and illnesses often are unexpected! Whether it is a sprained ankle while running to class or you wake up with a sore throat, know that the UHC is here for you!  For patients who are in need of urgent medical conditions when they arise, we have multiple options for same day care available. 

At the UHC Acute Care department, we are able to assess and treat the following medical conditions including, but not limited to:

  • an asthma attack or trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • allergic reaction
  • dehydration
  • high fever
  • urinary tract infection
  • bone or joint injuries

Before You Visit

We ask that when possible, please call us ahead of your arrival at 301-314-8184, especially if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, shortness of breath, and/or cough. This can provide quicker triage, and further limit exposure to others.  

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.

Patients who are seriously ill or injured may be sent to the emergency department of a local hospital.

Additional Information:

  • If you are unsure if your condition requires immediate attention, please call 301-314-8184 for assistance before coming to the Health Center.
  • Be sure to wear your face covering over your nose and mouth. If you do not have a face covering, a UHC staff member will provide one to you.
  • Please bring your University ID, health insurance card and a method of payment to your visit.