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University Health Services and Emergency Health Issues

UMBC’s University Health Services (UHS) provides health care and health education to all registered UMBC students, faculty, and staff. It is important to learn about UHS and where they are located, what services they provide, what to do in an an emergency if UHS is closed, and where to go for services that are not provided on campus.

Clinical Services

Clinical Services at UHS are designed to provide holistic, high quality primary and urgent care services including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Treatment and monitoring of chronic illnesses under the direction of your physician
  • Immunizations including MMR, Tetanus, Meningitis, Hepatitis A & B, Gardasil, Seasonal flu and others
  • Preventative and routine gynecological care
  • Tuberculosis screenings
  • Routine physical examinations
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screenings
  • Allergy shots under the direction of your allergist
  • Laboratory testing including free, confidential HIV testing
  • Pharmacy services for prescriptions written by UHS providers, including birth control and emergency contraception
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy
Emergency Health Issues

In the United States, “911” is the universal emergency number. “911” will connect you with police, fire fighters, rescue personal, and ambulance.

It is important to know when to use a hospital emergency room. the NAFSA Health and Wellness Handbook identifies several symptoms that should be concerned emergency situations:

  • loss of consciousness
  • difficult breathing
  • severe chest pain
  • sudden weakness on one side of the body
  • sudden severe headache
  • bleeding that does not stop
  • vomiting or cough blood
  • serious injuries, such as broken limb or a head injury
  • sudden and unexplained confusion, sleepiness, or slurred speech
  • poisoning
  • a sever allergic reaction
  • suicidal feelings

Do not use the hospital emergency room for routine medical care. Please consult UHS.