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OPEN.

CAMPUS EMERGENCY ALERTS:
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Police Emergency
On-campus phone 911
Off-campus Call (301)405-3333
(UM Police) or 911
Non-Emergency Call:
(301)405-3555
Other Police Numbers

Fire Emergency
Dial 911

Police On-campus contingency phone call:
(301)403-4543 or
(301)403-4544

University Health Center
(301)314-8180

UMD ALERTS: www.alert.umd.edu

EMAIL:
preparedness@umd.edu

 

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Medical Emergencies and Medical Aid

  1. Medical Emergencies
  2. EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    • Call 911 from a campus phone
    • Call 301.405.3333 from a cellular phone
    • Use Blue Light Emergency Phone

  3. Urgent Care
  4. University Health Center

    Urgent Care is available for faculty, staff and students with urgent medical needs, and is open weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Emergencies such as bleeding, severe shortness of breath and/or chest pain, do not require appointments and are seen in Urgent Care. Students who are seriously ill or injured may be sent to the emergency department of a local hospital. There are charges for many urgent care services.

    Phone: 301.314.8184

  5. Mental Health Emergencies
  6. If the Health Center is open:

    • Go to Urgent Care, or
    • call 301.314.8161 and ask to speak with the Mental Health clinician on call, or
    • call the Assessment & Stabilization Center (ASC) at 301.618.3162 or 301.322.2606, or
    • go to an area hospital or
    • Call DPS AT 911 OR 53333 to report injuries or damage.
  7. Handling Alcohol Emergencies
  8. A potentially dangerous situation exists whenever an individual consumes too much alcohol. A high blood concentration level can result in bizarre, unpredictable behavior, unconsciousness or death. The degree of danger depends on the person's size, what and how much the person drank, over what time period, if the person took drugs besides alcohol, and other circumstances.

    Call DPS AT 911 OR 53333 to GET HELP IMMEADIATELY if the person:

    • Cannot be roused by shaking or shouting
    • Has shallow or irregular breathing or if the rate is less than 12 breaths per minute
    • Drank alcohol in combination with a sedative or tranquilizer
    • Sustained a blow to the head or any injury that caused bleeding
    • Has cold, clammy and/or blush skin
    • Drank a large quantity
    • Is disoriented, incoherent, or has collapsed

    If a person has passed out due to excessive alcohol use:

    • Do not leave the person alone!
    • Check regularly for breathing and consciousness
    • Make sure the person is lying on his/her side, with knees bent, to help prevent choking in the event vomitting occurs.
    • Get immediate help if a person vomits and has difficulty expelling the vomit or gags on it.

    If you are not sure what to do, call for CALL 911 or 301.405.3333 (University of Maryland Department of Public Safety)

  9. Medical Aid
  10. University Health Center
    After Hours NurseLine

    The After Hours NurseLine is available when the University Health Center is closed or when hours vary during semester breaks, summer sessions, holidays, severe weather, or other emergency closings. The "After Hours NurseLine" is staffed with a team of experienced registered nurses who can provide information, support and education for many health-related questions or concerns.

    The Health Center's hours of operation are from 8am until 7pm (Monday � Friday), 11am until 3pm (Saturday) and closed on Sunday.
    Phone: (301) 314-9386

  11. Mental Health Service
  12. The Mental Health Service is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. It is located on the second floor of the University Health Center. Please call (301) 314-8106 for an appointment. For substance abuse program information call (301) 314-8106. For eating disorders program information call (301) 314-8142. There is a $10 fee for all mental health sessions. If this poses a hardship, please discuss this with the clinician.

    University Health Center Mental Health Services are available ONLY to registered University of Maryland, College Park students.

  13. Victim Advocate
  14. This program provides support, information, options and resources for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and partner/dating violence.
    Phone: (301) 314-2222

  15. Primary Care
  16. Patients who require general medical services including routine physicals, evaluation of non-emergency medical complaints, and follow up of chronic medical conditions may schedule appointments between 8am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. There is a charge for this service.
    Phone: (301) 314-8184

  17. Resources
  18. First Aid and CPR Training Course Providers

  19. Area Hospitals
    • Washington Adventist Hospital (301) 891-7600
      7600 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
      Follow U.S. Highway 193 west (University Boulevard) past New Hampshire Avenue. Turn left onto Merrimac Street. Turn left onto Carroll Avenue.
    • Prince George's Hospital Center (301) 618-2000
      3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, Maryland 20785
      Follow U.S. Highway 193 East (University Boulevard) towards Greenbelt. Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway towards Washington, D.C. Follow the signs to the hospital.
    • Sexual Assault Center, Prince George's Hospital Center (301) 618-3154
      3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, Maryland 20785
      Follow U.S. Highway 193 east (University Boulevard) towards Greenbelt. Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway towards Washington, D.C. Follow the signs to the hospital.
    • Prince George's County Health Department (301) 883-7230
      9201 Basil Court, Suite 403, Largo, Maryland 20774
      Follow U.S. Highway 193 east (University Boulevard) towards Greenbelt. Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway towards Washington, D.C. Follow the signs to the hospital. The Health Department is on the left before the hospital.
    • Doctors Community Hospital (301) 552-8118
      8118 Good Luck Road, Lanham, Maryland 20706
      Take Campus Drive to the main gate of the University. At Route 1, go through the light. This road turns into Paint Branch Parkway. Proceed through seven lights (at the fourth light, the road turns into Good Luck Road). The hospital is located on the left side of the road.
    • Laurel Regional Hospital (301) 725-4300
      7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707
      Take U.S. Highway 1 north approximately five miles. Turn left onto Contee Road. Continue on Contee Road for approximately two miles. The hospital is on the right.
    • Holy Cross Hospital of Silver Spring (301) 754-7000
      1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
      Follow U.S. Highway 1 north to I-495 (Capital Beltway). Go west towards Bethesda. Take the Georgia Avenue (north) exit off I-495 and make the first right onto Forest Glen Road. The hospital is on the right.
    • Washington Hospital Center (202) 877-7000
      110 Irving Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010
      Take U.S. Highway 1 south. Turn right onto East-West Highway. Continue on East-West Highway for one mile and turn left onto Queens Chapel Road; follow into Washington, D.C. Queens Chapel Road becomes Michigan Avenue. Follow Michigan Avenue and turn right onto Irving Street. The hospital is approximately one mile on the left.
    • Children's National Medical Center (202) 884-5000
      111 Michigan Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010
      Take U.S. Highway 1 south. Turn right onto East-West Highway. Continue on East-West Highway for one mile and turn left onto Queens Chapel Road; follow into Washington, D.C. Queens Chapel Road becomes Michigan Avenue.
    • Veterans Affairs Medical Center (202) 745-8000
      50 Irving Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010
      Take U.S. Highway 1 south. Turn right onto East-West Highway. Continue on East-West Highway for one mile and turn left onto Queens Chapel Road; follow into Washington, D.C. Queens Chapel Road becomes Michigan Avenue. Follow Michigan Avenue and turn right onto Irving Street. The hospital is approximately one mile on the left.
    • University of Maryland Medical System (410) 328-8667
      22 South Green Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
      Follow U.S. Highway 1 north to I-495 (Capital Beltway). Go west on I-495 towards Bethesda. The first exit is I-95 north; proceed on I-95 north to Baltimore. Take the Russell Street exit off I-95 north. Russell Street becomes Paca Street. Turn left onto Redwood Street. Hospital parking garage is on the right.






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