Health Care Options at Georgetown Decison Tool

Georgetown Health Services
Health Care Options at Georgetown Decision Tool   
Version 6.18.2018
 

For Emergency Care

Any Emergency

            On or near main campus
                        Visit Medstar Georgetown University Hospital emergency room
                        Call Georgetown Emergency Medical Response Service (GERMS):
                            (202) 687-4357
                        Call 9111
            Not near main campus
                        Visit nearest emergency room or urgent care center
                        Call 9111

Mental Health Emergency

            Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741
            Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
            Visit the nearest emergency room
            For detailed guidance on other mental health emergency options see:
                 https://studenthealth.georgetown.edu/Emergency

Sexual assault
            Visit DC Forensic Nurse Examiners Program, Washington Hospital Center: free
                 transportation via UBER by calling (844) 443-5732
            For detailed guidance on other sexual assault emergency options see:
                 https://sexualassault.georgetown.edu/resourcecenter/immediate-assistance

For non-emergency care

I need physical health care (ex. prescription, checkup)
            Make an appointment at Student Health Center 202-687-2200
            Find a local provider who takes your insurance
            Premier Plan members visit: https://www.uhcsr.com/

I need mental health care (ex. counseling)
            Call or visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 202-687-6985
            Find a local provider who takes your insurance Premier Plan members visit:
                 https://www.uhcsr.com/
            For sexual assault and misconduct-related issues:
                 https://sexualassault.georgetown.edu/resourcecenter

To ask a medical question or get health advice

            Speak to a nurse at the Student Health Center 202-687-2200

            For URGENT inquiries after business hours: call Student Health and ask for the
            on-call physician 202-444-7243

 

Except in cases of emergency, the best and least expensive option for most students is to call or
visit the Student Health Center: 202-687-2200

Calling 911 may dispatch other emergency services such as police or firefighters, in addition
   to an ambulance

For more detailed information about health services for students see Health System and
Health Insurance FAQs document