University Health Services (UHS) is staffed by skilled, caring health professionals who focus on the student’s health and well-being. At the heart of their clinical services are nationally certified nurse practitioners. Board-certified physicians from the University of Maryland Medical System provide primary care, consultation and emergency on-call services. Located on the ground floor of Erickson Hall, University Health Services is committed to providing holistic, high-quality primary and urgent care services for all UMBC students. Services include diagnosing and treating of acute illnesses and injuries, treating and monitoring of chronic illnesses, immunizations, preventative care, routine gynecological care, allergy shots, laboratory testing, limited pharmacy services, massage and acupuncture. Health educators work hand-in-hand with the clinical staff to see that students get the information they need to maintain good health.
The UMBC Counseling Center is located in the Student Development and Success Center. The Center provides free and confidential short-term individual and group counseling for personal, emotional, relationship, substance abuse and vocational concerns. Psychiatric services are available for students engaged in counseling at the Center. Referral assistance is provided for students who require services beyond what we are able to provide. In addition, the Center offers workshops on a variety topics including; healthy relationships, how to help a friend you are concerned about, stress management, time management, procrastination, test anxiety, motivation and preparing for finals.
The Office of Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) strives to meet the diverse needs of students who live off campus. The department, located on the first floor of The Commons next to the Bookstore, maintains information about off-campus living, roommate referral, public transportation, bus schedules and resources available in the Greater Catonsville and Arbutus communities. OCSS is available to answer questions about finding off-campus housing, signing a lease, and any transportation issues you may have.