Medical Emergencies: If you have a true medical
emergency or it is after 10 pm, your only option for medical care is
a hospital Emergency Room.
If on campus, dial 9-911 or use a blue or yellow emergency phone.
If off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency
room. Both St. Joseph Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical
Center are located within a few minutes of campus.
Greater Baltimore Medical Center: 443-849-2000.
Located on Charles Street, just south of Towsontown Blvd.
St. Joseph Medical Center: 410-337-1000.
Take Towsontown Blvd. and turn south onto Osler Drive to St. Joseph
Medical Center. Take the Emergency entrance into the hospital
All Towson University Police have cab vouchers that they can provide if you need to take a cab to and from a local hospital for medical care. To obtain a cab voucher please call the Towson University Police Department's non-emergency number 410-704-2134.
Urgent Problems: If the Health Center is closed, you can
call our 24/7 Nurse Advice Line at 410-704-2466. A trained RN
will help you decide whether you need to seek immediate care or can
give you self-care instructions until the Health Center reopens.
Most urgent problems and common acute illnesses do not warrant a costly
visit to the ER and will be handled much more quickly at the Dowell
Health Center or an urgent care center. You are likely to
experience very long
waits at the ER, where serious problems and life-threatening
emergencies are the priority (6-8 hours is not unusual). In
addition, your insurance may not cover all or part of the costs
of an unnecessary ER visit (which can be
substantial). If your problem can wait until we reopen,
come to see us. Always call
ahead if possible so we can pull your medical record. (410-704-2466).
If the Health Center is closed and you need immediate care, you can go to an urgent care facility such as the ones listed below. There are several other urgent care or "minute clinics" in the
Towson area. Check with your insurance plan or consult the yellow
pages for locations/hours.
Doctor's Express Towson:
www.doctorsexpresstowson.com 1220A East Joppa Road
Suite 109 Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sat.-Sun: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Paying for Emergency or After-Hours Urgent Care Visits:
The Dowell Health Center does not cover visits to the emergency
department or an outside urgent care center. Check with your
insurance or the facility to verify if it is a participating
provider. If you are not sure whether you should go to the emergency
room or urgent care and it is during Health Center office hours
(8AM-5PM), call a Dowell Health Center nurse at 410-704-2941.