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Student Health

Our Mission

"We meet the health care needs of students by establishing Student Health as the center of student wellness".  

The Student Health Office is located at 408 W. Lombard Street lower level, close to the corner of Paca and Lombard Streets. It is supported by student health fees, which are included in tuition. The Student Health administrative office is open Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm. The office is staffed by Mrs. Denise Mitchell, MA. and Ms. Tawanna Scott. Dr. James Baronasis the medical director. The office's direct line is (667) 214-1883 and the fax line is 410-328-7924. Your student ID will serve as your student health ID.  

Services

Routine student health care and immunization administration is provided by the University of Maryland Family & Community Medicine Associates, P.A. physicians and mid-level providers at the new UMaryland Immediate Care office located at 408 W. Lombard St. upper level. The office is open at 7am and closes at 5pm. GYN exams and physicals are available by appointment only. Please call (667) 214-1899 for information.

The following services are provided free of charge to University of Maryland, Baltimore students (except evening Law students)

Med students
  • Annual check - ups (by appointment only)
  • Routine gynecological examinations, including Pap smears (by appointment only)
    • Birth control pills are available by prescription
     
  • Acute & chronic visits
  • Neurologic testing
  • Family planning
  • Treatment of minor injuries
  • Allergy shot administration
  • Blood pressure screening

Additional services for which fees that will be charged to your insurance and that you may have a co - payment amount:

  • Diagnostic and laboratory testing, including pap smears

You may still access the other University of Maryland Family Medicine Associates P.A. office located right around the corner at 29 S. Paca St if you require continuity, chronic care or obstetrical care. This office is open late on Mondays and Thursdays. Family members receive care as well at either practice, but may only access Immediate Care for acute health issues.

Student Health provides comprehensive care to students. Adult and pediatric care for routine physical exams, sick visits, minor surgery, immunizations, and obstetrical/gynecological services, including health maintenance and family planning, are among the services provided without additional cost to the student after insurance.

A doctor can be reached after hours and on weekends at (667) 214-1800 no matter which practice you have received care from. Do not go directly to the emergency room unless the situation is life threatening. A call to Student Health can save you money, time, and frustration.

Student Health is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care in a friendly and expedient manner. The office sees itself as your “doctor away from home.” The staff maintains a policy of strict confidentiality and will not release information without the student’s written permission.

How to use student health

To Drop Off Paperwork or Review of Your Immunization Needs:

Student Health Administrative Office
408 W. Lombard Street, Lower Level
Phone: 667-214-1883 
Hours: 8:30a-4:30p
www.umaryland.edu/health
shealth@som.umaryland.edu 

For Walk-In Care for Acute Health Needs
(Appointments must be made for GYNS and Physicals):

UMaryland Immediate Care
408 W. Lombard Street, Upper Level
Phone: 667-214-1899
Hours: 7am-5pm

For Continuity Care
(Mostly by appointment, but walk-in care is available):

University of Maryland Family and Community Medicine
29 S. Paca Street
Phone: 667-214-1800
Hours: Mon-8:30a-7p, Tues-8:30a-4:30p, Wed-8:30a*-4:30p, Thurs 8:30a-7p, Fri-8:30a-4:30p

Walk-In Shot Times
For PPD Testing and all other immunizations:

UMaryland Immediate Care
408 W. Lombard Street, Upper Level
Shot times only: Mon –Fri 9-10a; Mon and Thurs 3-4p; Tues, Wed & Fri 12n-1p
TB skin placements: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri only
TB skin test readings: Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs only

**No appointment necessary. Students are served on a first come/first served basis.  

UMB IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

All students must comply with the University's requirements prior to beginning classes. Our Report of Medical History Form can be downloaded at www.umaryland.edu/health. Non compliant students will receieve a registration hold the subsequent semester.

STUDENT WAIVERS

Students who are covered by another health insurance and desire to waive the school's insurance plan must submit a waiver and proof of comparable insurance benefits and limits to the Billing Office at 29 S. Paca Street, Lower level.

Needle Stick Procedures

When a student is exposed to Blood-borne Pathogens (BBP) such as needle sticks and/or human body fluids, the following procedures are to be followed. Monday - Friday from 8:30-4:30, the following must be done in conjunction with the office of Student Health under the direction of James Baronas, M.D. *

  1. Call (667) 214-1886 (BBPE hotline). Someone will respond within 10 minutes.
  2. If for some reason your call is not answered, please leave a detailed message with your name and best immediate contact information.
  3. If you do not receive a call back within 15 minutes, please try again.
  4. in the unlikely event that you do not get a call back from the second call, please contact the Department of Family & Community Medicine phone number, 667-217-1800, tell the operator you have a needle stick or body fluid exposure and you must speak to a Student Health staff member immediately. 

*It is imperative that the above procedure be followed during the hours indicated.  

KEY PHONE NUMBERS

  • To schedule an appointment: 667-214-1889
  • To reach a physician and after hours: 667-214-1883
  • To speak to the student health center staff (e.g., request medical records or ask procedural questions such as time of walk-ins for immunizations, TB testing and allergy shot administration): 410-328-6791