Medical Emergencies, After Hours Care, Advance Directives


Medical Emergencies


What To Do in a Medical Emergency?

If you encounter a medical emergency when the clinic is closed, call 911 or the Homewood Security Office, 410-516-7777, to request an ambulance.  Either is correct, but Security can assist the Baltimore City Fire Department with finding your campus location.  


Where is the nearest emergency department?

The nearest 24 hour emergency facility:


Union Memorial Hospital


 201 E. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD  21218


Ph:  410-554-2000




Please note:   By law in Maryland, ambulances must transport to the nearest emergency department. 




 Other local area hospitals:



Johns Hopkins Hospital


Good Samaritan Hospital


Sinai Hospital


Greater Baltimore Medical Center


Franklin Square Hospital





If you go to the emergency room, make sure you bring your insurance card.  Also, make sure that you understand the diagnosis you are given and whether or not you need follow-up care.  If you are discharged with mediations, there are several local pharmacies where you may fill your prescriptions.


Please see "Other Services/Additional Websites of Interest" under Programs & Services for Information on Advance Directives & Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST).  


 After Hours Care


What To Do if You Have a Non-Life Threatening Medical Problem? 

If you have a non-life threatening medical concern or health problem that cannot wait until the next time the Center is open, the Student Health & Wellness Center has contracted with Sirona Health, a nationally certified and accredited on-call nurse advice service.  If you call our main number (410-516-8270) anytime the SH&WC is closed, after the recording, you will automatically be transferred to Sirona Health.   Sirona Health can advise you on how to proceed with your problem.  They do not have access to the JHU SH&WC records to verify appointments or answer other administrative questions, so for these types of problems, you will need to call back during normal hours of operation.

There also are urgent care facilities within driving distance of the JHU campus that are open as late as 10:00 pm.  You can call these facilities to get an idea of the wait time and costs.


          Patient First                                              Medstar Promptcare

Greenspring Station Center                         Anneslie Shopping Center

Johns Hopkins Pavilion, Ground Floor             6317 York Road

10755 Falls Road Falls                                Ph:  443-777-6890

Ph:  410-583-2777                                Hours:  8am - 8 pm Mon. - Fri.

Hours:  8am - 10 pm everyday                    8am - 4pm Sat. & Sun. 



 Where to Find Information About


Advance Directives:


Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST):