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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, uncomplicated cases of the 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.


In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

For non-emergency distress:

Public Safety: 410- 778-7810

Eastern Shore Mobile Crisis: 1-800-407-8010

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

Trevor Project Lifeline (LQBTQIA + Youth): 1-866-488-7386

Crisis Text Line: HOME to 741741 or minorities text STEVE

Crisis 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 noon and 1p.m. to 4:30 pm)

Please call Public Safety at 410-778-7810 and they will get  you in touch with a counselor or mobile crisis. Do not use email in an emergency situation.