Student & Employee Health
Students of the School of Medicine can receive health care at University Family Medicine Associates, 29 S. Paca Street. Student and Employee Health is staffed by Faculty in the department of Family and Community Medicine and Family Medicine residents. The office is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Patients are preferably seen by appointment (410-328-6645). Patients may be seen on a walk-in basis, realizing that preference is given to those who have a previously scheduled appointment. Coverage is provided 24-hours a day. A doctor can be reached after hours and on weekends by calling 328-8792. Arrangements can be made with the doctor on-call if you need to be seen after hours. If you have a true emergency, go directly to the emergency room.
Students should identify themselves as medical students when scheduling an appointment so that they are assigned to a physician who does not have teaching responsibilities within the school of medicine. If a student is erroneously scheduled with a physician who has teaching responsibilities, that physician will offer urgent/emergent care only, if necessary, and assist in the rescheduling of the student with an appropriate provider. For urgent and emergent concerns addressed on a walk-in basis, students may see other physicians within the practice who have teaching responsibilities. If at any time a student has concerns about confidentiality in Student Health, they should contact the Director of Student Health and/or the Office of Student Affairs in the medical school for assistance.
The students' health fee entitles them to the services of Student and Employee Health (the costs of any consultations are paid by the student). A wide range of services is offered, including minor surgery. Birth control pills are available at a reduced cost for students receiving their GYN care through Student and Employee Health.
UMB requires all students to have health insurance with certain minimum benefits. An excellent policy is available through UMB. At registration, all full-time students must either purchase the UMB policy or waive it by showing proof of comparable coverage. The UMB policy waiver deadline is September 15. If proof of comparable insurance is not received at the Finance Office, 601 W. Lombard Street (HS/HSL), 2nd Floor, by that date, the UMB policy must be purchased for that semester. Proof of comparable insurance must be shown each year, even if the UMB policy had been waived in the past.
Further information can be obtained at: http://www.umaryland.edu/health/.
Last Revision: February 2, 2009