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 true *medical or mental health emergency* and need an ambulance, call 911 or the UMPD at 301-314-3333.

Emergency/After Hours Care Resources

Nurse Lines

For advice from a Nurse, please call 877-610-9809

For individuals with Care First, for advice from a Nurse, please call 800-535-9700

Mental Health Concerns

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

 

Concentra-Beltsville  (301)441-3355

10452 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705 (distance 3 miles from campus)

Directions

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.

 

Washington Adventist Hospital (301) 891-7600
7600 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
Directions

Holy Cross Hospital of Silver Spring (301) 754-7000
1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Directions

University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center (301) 618-3154
3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, Maryland 20785
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.

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