Student Health Services
All students registered at the University (except those in the evening law program) pay a student health fee as part of tuition. They are therefore eligible to use Student Health services, which are provided by the Department of Family & Community Medicine of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Location 408 W. Lombard Street between Eutaw and Paca streets.
Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. Evening care is still available by appt on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5pm to 7pm at the other Family and Community Medicine 29 S. Paca St location.
Services The following services are free for students (except those in the evening law program) at Student Health:
- routine physical examinations
- sick visits
- treatment of minor injuries
- allergy shot administration
- blood pressure screening
- routine gynecological examinations
- family planning
- psychological testing
- sports medicine
- minor surgeries
- natural rubber and latex allergy screening is provided, however, lab charges are billed to the student's health insurance carrier
Additional services provided by Student Health for which there may be fees:
- Diagnostic and laboratory testing is available. Note that tests conducted for the purpose of screening are not free and are not covered by the CareFirst plan. The costs of Pap smears and cultures for some sexually-transmitted diseases are billed to the student's insurance company. The cost is covered by the campus CareFirst health insurance plan. Students with other health insurance plans should determine eligibility with the carrier before the exam. Always determine the cost of testing in advance.
- Immunizations are provided by Student Health at cost. The meningococcal vaccine is available for those students who may benefit from increased protection from this infection, such as those living in a dormitory setting.
- Students and their dependents enrolled in the campus CareFirst plan may use Family & Community Medicine physicians located in Student Health as preferred providers.
- Family & Community Medicine physicians may also be available for specialty visits (such as sports medicine). The costs of these services to CareFirst policy holders are outlined in Costs Table I.
410-328-8792 To schedule an appointment.
410-328-8792 To speak with an on-call physician (after hours for urgent matters only, 24/7 including holidays)
410-328-6791 For Administrative issues such as requesting immunization records, walk-in shot times, student health registration holds, etc.
Identification Your student ID will also serve as your Student Health ID.
E-mail See Contacts page.
Using the system Student Health offers several alternative mechanisms for obtaining care. For a routine examination, you should call and make an appointment. There may be a wait of as much as several weeks. If you wish to put additional conditions on an appointment, such as coming in on a particular day of the week or seeing a particular provider, you must realize that the wait may be longer than for an appointment that does not meet such conditions.
If you feel that you are in need of urgent care but still wish to schedule an appointment, you will be seen on the day that you call. It is your responsibility, however, to communicate clearly the urgent nature of your problem and to take whatever appointment you are offered. If your condition is sufficiently urgent that you must be seen within the day, then it is expected that you take time off from classes or other scheduled events. The best time to call about problems of an urgent nature is from 8 to 9 a.m.
If you have a true emergency, you should proceed to the nearest emergency room. ER visits are not covered by Student Health. They fall under your CareFirst or equivalent coverage (see Costs Table I, and the CareFirst definition of an emergency).
You may also visit Student Health as a walk-in patient through our Quality Walk In Center (WQIC). Students who do this are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. There are both morning and afternoon sessions.
Students who may feel uncomfortable seeing a provider who may later serve as their instructor may contact the director of Student Health, Vivienne Rose, MD, at 410-328-5012, to discuss available options.
All students registered at the University pay a student mental health fee as part of their tuition and are eligible to use the services offered by the Student Counseling Center. The Counseling Center is staffed by professional licensed social workers and board certified psychiatrists. It is not a training site for students.
Location: HS/HSL Library, 601 W. Lombard St. Suite 440, Baltimore, MD 21201
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; open until 7 p.m. two evenings per week by appointment only.
Appointments: The Student Counseling Center works on an appointment basis. Students may call or stop by the office. When leaving a message, please indicate a way you can be reached during normal business hours to schedule your initial appointment. The first appointment will usually occur within one to two weeks of the initial phone call. If you need immediate assistance, please alert us. Students who need to see the Psychiatrist for medication evaluation or monitoring must first schedule an intake appointment with a Clinician.
After Hours: Messages left on the voice mail outside of normal working hours (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.) are returned the next business day. For mental health emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you need assistance after hours, call Student and Employee Health at 410-328-8792. Voice mail is activated during the lunch hour and messages are promptly returned afterward. If urgent matters arise during that time, or if you are calling to make an administrative referral, you may press 0 for assistance from a Counselor.
Needle Stick Procedures
When a student is exposed to Blood-borne Pathogens (BBP) such as needle sticks and/or human body fluids, the following procedures are to be followed. Monday - Friday from 8:30-4:30, the following must be done in conjunction with the office of Student Health under the direction of Vivienne Rose, M.D. *
- Pager number 410-416-1329, someone will respond within 10 minutes.
- If for some reason the pager is inoperative or unattended, after the 10 minutes, call pager number 410-512-0021, someone will respond within 10 minutes.
- The third back-up will be used in the unlikely event you receive no response from the second page. Call the Department of Family & Community Medicine phone number, 410-328-8792, tell the operator you have a needle stick or body fluid exposure and you must speak to a Student Health staff member immediately.
- Any expense outside of our normal business hours should be directed to the STIK Hotline at (410) 328-2337 ID #7845 (STIK). The STIK Hotline is NOT to be used unless the preceding three numbers do not work or you're experienced an exposure outside of normal business hours or on a weekend.
*It is imperative that the above procedure be followed during the hours indicated.