After Hours

After Hours

Emergency Care:

For on-campus emergencies dial (619) 260-2222.  For off campus emergencies dial 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

Urgent Care or Advice:

 For urgent after hours care you may be able to get the care you need and save time and money by visiting an urgent care. 

Urgent Care Centers An urgent care is staffed with family, pediatric, ER and internal medicine doctors.  They treat certain conditions right away that are not as severe as emergencies.  Often times the out of pocket co-pay is less expensive than the emergency room.

Minute Clinics are often found in a major pharmacy or retail store, ie. CVS, Rite-Aid, Wal-Mart, or Target.  They are usually staffed with physician assistants and nurse practitioners onsite to treat basic health conditions.

Walk-In Doctor's Office that are staffed with family practice doctors who can treat many things even if you don't have a regular scheduled appointment. 

24/7 Nurse Advise Line Most insurance companies have a 24 hours a day nurse advice hotline that are available to help with a wide range of health topics and concerns.  The number is usually located on the back of your insurance card or can be accessed by calling member services.  

If you are a student with the Student Health Insurance Plan through the University, Aetna's Informed Health Line is 800-556-1555 and can be called 24 hours a day.

For non-urgent advice questions after hours, contact your medical insurance plan’s 24/7 Nurse Advice Line (see above) or schedule an appointment with the health center.   For questions about insurance, visit USD's Insurance Website.