About costs: Please keep in mind that students are responsible for payment for any medical care received outside of UHS, including urgent care facilities, emergency rooms and ambulance services. These services are not covered by students' health service fee, even if ordered by a UHS clinician. When in doubt, students can call UHS for advice, day or night, at 734-764-8320.
If you have a medical emergency:
CALL 911 or go directly to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room. The nearest hospital emergency room is Michigan Medicine, located on the medical campus:
- If you are age 21 or older, use the U-M Hospital Emergency Department located at 1500 E. Medical Center Drive in Ann Arbor, phone 734-936-6666.
- If you are under age 21, use the Children's Emergency Services at Mott Children's Hospital, located at 1540 East Hospital Drive, Floor 2 in Ann Arbor.
- For other hospital emergency departments, see Health Emergencies courtesy of the Ann Arbor Observer City Guide.
If you have a minor injury or illness (urgent):
When UHS is open, call 734-764-8320, explain about your situation and ask for Nurse Advice. UHS can evaluate and treat minor illnesses and injuries, including some broken bones. Students who live in University Housing can request a ride to/from UHS from Housing Security by calling 734-763-1131.
When UHS is closed, you may want to:
- Call UHS for Nurse Advice at 734-764-8320, day or night
- Visit the CVS Minute Clinic on State Street - see Hours and Services
- Go to an urgent care clinic in Ann Arbor. See Urgent Care Clinics courtesy of Ann Arbor Observer City Guide (provision of this information is not an endorsement of these facilities)
- Call 911 or go directly to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room -
If you have a mental health emergency:
- Counseling and Psychological Services provides urgent walk-in counseling during open hours and after-hours support by phone: 734-764-8312 (press 0)
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center provides crisis counseling day and night for survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence: 734-936-3333
- U-M Psychiatric Emergency Service provides emergency walk-in consultation and phone service, day and night. Located at 1500 E. Medical Center Drive in Ann Arbor (on the medical campus). Call 734-936-5900.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is staffed by trained volunteers, day and night, for online chat, or call 1-800-273-TALK
- Trevor Project Lifeline is staffed by trained volunteers, day and night, for online chat, or call 866-488-7386
- Trans Lifeline is staffed by trained transgender volunteers. Call 877-565-8860
- Or call 911
If you have a dental emergency:
If you're not sure what to do:
What Type of Health Care Do You Need? explains the difference between non-urgent, urgent and medical emergencies and provides examples.
You can call UHS at 734-764-8320 for Nurse Advice, day or night. Nurses can advise about self-care or about deciding where to go for health care.
See also How to Get Health Care and note that UHS offers options for urgent health concerns.