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Emergencies

Health Emergencies

In the event of an emergency, please proceed to the emergency department at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown located directly behind Minta Martin Hall. If you need assistance call 911 or the College’s Department of Public Safety at 410-778-7810.

The emergency department at the hospital is only for true emergencies. Most insurances will not cover the cost of the visit if it is not an emergency. Colds, flu, urinary tract infections, and bronchitis are some examples of illness that do not meet the criteria of an emergency. Please remember to make every effort to visit the Health Services early in the course of your illness to prevent unnecessary visits to the hospital.

Counseling Center Emergency Services

The Counseling Center is available to respond to crises and critical incidents affecting the Washington College community. Some examples of emergencies include, but are not limited to the following:

  • when students are thinking about harming themselves or others,
  • when students feel unable to function,
  • when students have experienced a traumatic event, or
  • when members of the campus community are seriously concerned about a student’s welfare or safety.

If the emergency is life-threatening, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

During Business Hours (Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Call 410-778-7261 or come to the Counseling Center at 300 Washington Avenue, in Queen Anne and let the receptionist know this is an emergency. Do not use email in an emergency situation. If you or someone else is in physical danger, call Public Safety at 410-778-7810.