If you feel the need to speak to one of our doctors or nurse practitioners after hours for an urgent health problem, please call the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital paging operator at (202) 444-7243, indicate that you are a student, and that you would like to speak to the doctor on call for the Student Health Center. The paging operator will contact the on-call clinician and that person will call you back at the name and phone number you provide (usually within 30 minutes).
Please DO NOT use the after-hours provider line for non-urgent medical concerns. Examples of non-urgent medical concerns include the following: scheduling or canceling an appointment, requesting medical records or forms, or requesting routine medication refills.
If you feel you must see a physician and the student health center is not open there are some local options to obtain care below.
- The closest option, for an emergency, is the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Emergency Department, accessible by way of Entrance 2 to the MedStar Georgetown hospital complex off of Reservoir Road at the north end of the main Georgetown campus.
- For a problem that you do not feel is life-threatening but cannot wait until the SHC is open, a better option may be a MedStar PromptCare Center. The PromptCare locations in Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, and Chevy Chase are a short ride from the Georgetown University campus.
Important note: It is your responsibility to determine the doctors and hospitals within your insurance network, their fee structure and the laboratory that they work with for testing, often Quest or LabCorp.