Emergencies and After-Hours Care

What to do in an emergency

If you encounter a medical emergency when the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed, immediately call 911 or the Homewood Security Office at 410-516-7777.

If On-Campus

Call the Homewood Security Office at 410-516-7777. They will assist the Baltimore City Fire Department with finding your campus location.

If Off-Campus

Call 911 immediately.

Explain your exact location and describe what is wrong. Emergency help will arrive, evaluate the issue and transport you to the most appropriate emergency medical facility. Maryland state law requires ambulances to transport patients to the nearest emergency department.

Nearest 24-hour Emergency Facility

Union Memorial Hospital
201 E. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218

Local Area Hospitals

HospitalPhone Number
Johns Hopkins Hospital410-955-5000
Good Samaritan Hospital 410-532-8000
Sinai Hospital410-601-9000
Greater Baltimore Medical Center410-849-2000
Franklin Square Hospital443-777-7000

Important Reminders

If you go to the emergency room, make sure you bring your insurance card. Also make sure that you understand the diagnosis you are given and whether or not you need follow-up care. If you are discharged with medications, there are several local pharmacies where you may fill your prescriptions.

After-Hours Care

What to do if You Have a Non-Life-Threatening Medical Problem

If you have a non-life-threatening medical concern or health problem that cannot wait until the next time the SHWC is open, the SHWC has contracted with a nationally certified and accredited on-call nurse advice service. If you contact the SHWC (410-516-8270) during closed hours, you will automatically be transferred to the nurse advice line after the recording. The nurse can advise you on how to proceed with your problem. Please note that our on-call nurse service does not have access to SHWC records to verify appointments or answer other administrative questions, so for these types of problems, you will need to call back during normal hours of operation.

There also are urgent care facilities within driving distance of the Homewood campus that are open as late as 10 p.m. Contact these facilities directly to get an idea of the wait time and costs.

ChoiceOne Urgent Care Rotunda
711 W. 40th Street, Suite 173
Phone: 443-961-1221
Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., every day

Patient First
Greenspring Station Center
Johns Hopkins Pavilion, Ground Floor
10755 Falls Road
Phone: 410-583-2777
Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., every day

Medstar Promptcare
Anneslie Shopping Center
6317 York Road
Phone: 443-777-6890
Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Medication Vending Machine

The SHWC is now offering a “wellness-to-go” vending machine featuring a curated selection of over-the-counter products recommended by SHWC healthcare professionals and available for prices well below what you’d pay at a retail pharmacy. The machine is located in the same building as the SHWC and available outside of SHWC operating hours. Learn more and view a list of available products.