Emergency: Call 911

If you are experiencing an immediate or life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

Free After-Hours Advice Nurse: 703-993-2831

If Student Health Services is closed and you have a medical concern, you may contact the free after-hours nurse advice line. Follow phone prompts to access the service. You can receive advice about your concern, and the nurse can direct you to set up an appointment with Student Health or go seek immediate care. The after-hours nurse service is provided by Carenet Health not by the George Mason Student Health Services. Student Health Services is not responsible for the advice given by Carenet Health.

You may also contact your primary care physician, urgent care facility, walk-in health clinic, an emergency room, or call 911.

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Local Urgent Care Resources

Several local Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Rooms are listed below. An urgent care center may be a good resource for non-immediate or non-life threatening concerns when Student Health is closed. Remember to check the facility’s hours of operation.

If you have insurance, check with your health insurance provider for information about costs or co-pays associated with emergency room admission or care. For a current list of urgent care facilities which accept the university Student Health Insurance use the Find Providers search tool on their website: www.aetnastudenthealth.com/gmu.

To avoid the the  Student Health Insurance Plan Emergency Room co-pay, look for an Urgent Care that is NOT a full-service emergency room.

Community Referrals Notice: Community referrals are provided as a courtesy and do not reflect an endorsement of the provider or a guarantee of service, quality, insurance coverage, or clinical outcome. Refer to each facility or organization for eligibility requirements and availability of services.

Urgent Dental Care

If you have health insurance, contact your insurance provider to help you find a local dentist. Ensure the dental care provider you select accepts your dental insurance.

If you have experienced dental trauma you may go to a local Emergency Services or Urgent Care facility. George Mason University does not provide nor endorse a dental care provider.

To locate a nearby dentist for urgent care, you can try:

  • An online search for local urgent or emergent dental care.
  • Your business directory to help find a local dentist.

Retail-Based Health Clinics

A retail based health care clinic may be an option for a non-emergency or non-urgent care situation. Many clinics can diagnose minor or acute illnesses, see patients for immunizations and provide preventive care. Minute Clinic operated by CVS is one local option.

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