Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs regarding general information click here.


FAQs regarding health and immunization requirements click here.


FAQs regarding illness notes click here.


FAQs regarding the scheduling of appointments click here.


Q. Can I get birth control pills at the Student Health Center?

Yes, you can get birth control pills from the Health Center only if you are receiving your gynecological care from us. This means that your annual exams and pap smear tests are performed here. If you wish to transfer your care here to the Health Center, please have your private physician send copies of your most gynecological exam, including lab tests, to:

Johns Hopkins Student Health & Wellness Center

3003 North Charles Street, N-200

Baltimore, MD 21218

FAX (410) 516-4784

If you need refills on your birth control pills prescribed by your private physician, there are several local pharmacies nearby.


Q. My partner is not a Hopkins student. Where can she get emergency contraception?

The staff at the Health and Wellness Center cannot legally prescribe emergency contraception to non-Hopkins students. We do, however, want to facilitate your access to those individuals or organizations who can.

The most readily accessible source is Planned Parenthood of Maryland. Their toll free hotline is 1-877-99-GO-4-EC. This hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their staff can refer you to the closest Planned Parenthood location, and they can provide you with general information about emergency contraception. In addition, you can speak to a trained staff clinician about getting emergency contraception through an over-the-phone prescription that is picked up at a nearby pharmacy or at a Planned Parenthood near you. (This service involves a consultation fee.)

The closest Planned Parenthood locations to the Homewood campus:

610 N. Howard Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 576-1414


1714 Joan Avenue (Loch Ridge Shopping Center)

Baltimore, MD 21234

(410) 665-9775

If for any reason, you cannot access the Planned Parenthood hotline, you can go to the Not-2-Late.com website. This site lists websites and local providers which offer emergency contraception.