During regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm) you can call SHS and speak to a triage nurse. The nurse can advise you on the urgency of your condition and recommend the appropriate level of care needed.
Emergency Room services are not covered under the Student Life Fee; ER services will be charged to you and your personal insurance.
If you are unsure whether you should go to the ER, call student health service at 773-702-4156 to determine if emergency treatment is necessary. If you call outside of business hours you will have the option to reach the after hours nurse advice line. The Emergency Room is not appropriate for most ear aches, stomach flu, or sore throats.
If you do go to the ER it is important that you tell the Emergency Room staff you are a student, and that you take your insurance card and student ID card along with you.
University of Chicago Medical Center
5656 South Maryland Avenue
Phone: (773) 702-6250