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Health Services

Office Services

Health Services offers convenient services for all Mount students and staff in partnership with Frederick Regional Health System. Our experienced and multidisciplinary health care professionals provide evaluation and treatment for a variety of illnesses and injuries, preventive health check-ups, immunizations and periodic health monitoring. Here are a few of the most common student visit requests:

  • Allergy injection
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Bite/sting
  • Burns
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sports Physical
  • Rash
  • Sore Throat
  • Injury
  • Upper Respiratory Infection / Bronchitis
  • Lab Testing
  • Referrals
  • Prescriptions as Needed


You may choose to set an appointment or walk-in during our regular office hours. When medical concerns present themselves after-hours or on the weekend look for our recommended after-hours providers, but if you find yourself with a medical emergency or life threatening situation call 911, then please notify Campus Public Safety 301-447-5911 or x5911 with campus telephone.

120 Lower McGowan Center
Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Required Health Insurance

Each student at the Mount is required to have health insurance coverage either through a qualified insurance plan or through the School Sponsored Insurance Program (SHIP).

Important Note!

If you do not enroll or waive the insurance coverage you will automatically be enrolled in the school sponsored insurance program (SHIP) at the cost of $1,895 for the 2019-20 academic year.

Choice 1: Enroll in the SHIP

  1. All full-time undergraduate students who do not have health insurance that meets MSMU’s criteria must enroll in the SHIP.
  2. The $1,895 SHIP includes both administrative fees and the insurance premium for a one-year term of insurance, effective 8/1/2019 - 7/31/2020.
  3. The SHIP does not automatically renew and paying for it via your student account does not guarantee your enrollment. You must complete the enrollment process online before the beginning of every school year.

To enroll login to the QM Services website using your ID (student's last name and first name initial, example for Pat Smith: smithp) and your password (student ID number). Select "Enroll" and continue. Please print out or take a screen shot of the confirmation page for your records.

Choice 2: Waive the SHIP

  1. To waive the SHIP, you are required to have comparable health insurance that covers you in the Emmitsburg area.
  2. To submit a waiver request, log on to the website and enter information from your current health insurance card.
  3. You must complete this waiver process before the beginning of every school year.

To waive login to the QM Services website using your ID (student's last name and first name initial, example for Pat Smith: smithp) and your password (student ID number). Select "Waive" and continue. Please print out or take a screen shot of the confirmation page for your records.

Cost and Coverage

$1,895 - is the cost of the school sponsored insurance (SHIP) with coverage from 8/1/19 to 7/31/20.

Ship Services and Questions

Mount St. Mary’s University has hired QM Services to process our student insurance enrollments and waivers. If you have questions about the online process or SHIP, please contact QM Services at 1-800-273-1715 or visit the QM Services website >.

You must decide to enroll or waive the SHIP by Aug 15.

Enroll/Waive the SHIP

Required Health Forms

For new undergraduate students and seminarians entering the Mount in the fall, the following forms are due at Orientation or no later than July 8.

New Students and Seminarians: Due July 8

If you are unable to schedule a physical before this due dates, please complete pages 1,3, 4 and 5 and attach a note stating date of physical. Once physical is complete, please submit page 2 to health services. Please call us with any questions.


Effective June 1, 2000 Maryland law requires that an individual enrolled in an institution of higher education in Maryland who resides in on-campus student housing must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

Please mail your forms to:

Mount St. Mary's University
Attention: Health Services
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Faxed forms will not be accepted

Returning Students and Seminarians

Returning students and seminarians must do the following:

  • Inform Health Services of any changes in your health insurance plan;
  • Inform Health Services of any changes in medications or diagnosis;
  • Update your Emergency Contact information (.pdf).

Health Services seeks to insure a safe, healthy environment for the entire campus community, we cannot impress upon you enough the importance of getting this information to us in a timely manner.

The Health Services staff is looking forward to having you as a part of the Mount St. Mary’s University family again.

Additional Medical Information

A well informed patient is able to make better decisions about their health. At Health Services we want to be sure you're fully informed so you can make the right decisions for your own health.

Here are some helpful details about important medical topics that students and parents ask us about. 

To contact the Health Services Office, please call 301-447-5288.

Health Emergency

In an emergency or life threatening situation call 911. Then please notify Campus Public Safety 301-447-5911  or x5911 with campus telephone.

Local After Hours Urgent Care

Bring your Insurance Card and Photo ID when using these providers:

Frederick Health Urgent Care at Tollhouse

501 West 7th St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Righttime Medical Care


Hours: Open 365 days of the year including holidays from 7 a.m. – midnight
201B Shorebird St., Frederick Market Square, Frederick, MD 21701

Winding Cross Urgent Care


Hours: Call or visit website for hours – closed holidays
5930 Frederick Crossing La., Frederick, MD 21704

Wellspan Readycare


Hours: Call or visit website for hours – closed holidays
455 Washington Street – Suite 12, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital – Emergency Department 


Hours: 24/7
147 Gettys St, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Frederick Memorial Hospital – Emergency Department 


Hours: 24/7
400 West Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701



228 North Church St., Thurmont, MD 21788

Med One 1 Pharmacies

Emmittsburg, Md. 301-447-6226
Thurmont, Md. 301-271-2223

Weis Market

2 Thurmont Blvd., Thurmont, MD 21788

Mental Health or Substance Use Concerns

To find help for mental health or substance use concerns call now:

  • 2-1-1 Maryland: 211 or 1-866-411-6803
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Maryland Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009
  • Maryland Community Services locator:
  • Mental Health Association of Frederick County Guide to Mental Health and Community Support Services: