After Hours

If you feel the need to speak to one of our doctors or nurse practitioners after hours for an urgent health problem, please call our main line at (202) 687-2200, and follow the prompts to reach the after-hours provider on call. The prompts will direct you to the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital paging operator. Please let them know that you are a Georgetown 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). If you do not receive a call back, please repeat this paging process.

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, on 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 Health Urgent Care Center.  The Urgent Care locations in Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, and Chevy Chase are all a short ride from the Georgetown University campus.
  • Additionally, MedStar eVisits are available for telehealth visits for non life-threatening conditions. Please download the MedStar eVisit app on your phone and follow the instructions to secure an appointment. Please let the provider know that you are a Georgetown University Student so that they can direct any further follow-up with the Student Health Center.
  • Since the Student Health Center is a MedStar clinic, any appointments with the MedStar Emergency Departments, Urgent Cares, or eVisits are seamless integrated into our electronic medical record to ensure excellent continuity of care.
  • If are on or near Main Campus and need emergency care most immediately, please call GERMS at 202-687-4357. If you are any where else and need emergency care most immediately, please call 911.

Important note: It is your responsibility to determine that the providers and their services are within your insurance network.