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After Hours/Emergency Information

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 campus.

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. nurse on phone

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 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: 410-296-0018
1220A East Joppa Road, Suite 109
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat.-Sun: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Doctor's Express Timonium: 410-453-0002
2219 York Road

Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat.-Sun: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ExpressCare of Padonia: 410-628-1861
9832F York Road (in Texas Center) Cockeysville.
Open Daily 9:00am-9:00pm

Patient First in Lutherville: 410-685-2777

10755 Falls Road #160
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Open Daily 8am-10 pm

For after-hours dental emergencies:
Drs Shelton and Yeomans
7402 York Road, Suite 303
Towson, MD 21203

Paying for Emergency or After-Hours Urgent Care Visits:
The 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 Health Center nurse at 410-704-2941.



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