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Frederick Health Urgent Care Emmitsburg 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

Walk-Ins

Walk-ins are available 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.

Virtual Appointment Room

Student Life now provides students with a private place they can use on campus for remote medical and mental health appointments.

Learn more about booking the virtual appointment room.

16403 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

240-566-7310

COVID-19 Information

The Mount will continue to follow CDC and Maryland Department of Health guidance for COVID-19 prevention and management to safeguard the health and safety of our community. We continue to monitor the Frederick County and Maryland environment (Community Transmission Rate and Community Levels) and the campus environment (number of active cases) so that we can anticipate resurgences and respond accordingly.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

As of March 1, 2023, students are no longer required to be vaccinated for COVID-19; however, because of their proven efficacy, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.

For more information about COVID-19 and its vaccines, visit the CDC website.

Required Health Forms

For new undergraduate students and seminarians entering the Mount in the fall, the following forms are due at Summer Orientation or no later than July 31.

For new undergraduate students and seminarians entering the Mount in the spring, the following forms are due by the Friday before classes begin in January.

Download Required Health Forms

If you have any questions about the health forms, please contact Jennifer Southers, Transitional Care RN from Frederick Health at 240-566-7310 or jsouthers@frederick.health.

New Students Health Form Upload

If you are unable to schedule a physical before the required deadline, please complete the Health History section and upload to MyMount.

  • New NCAA student-athletes are also required to complete additional athletics forms
  • 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.

Upload forms to MyMount

Returning Students

Returning students and seminarians must do the following:

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.

Required Health Forms FAQs

Are health forms required?

  • Yes, Mount St. Mary’s University health forms are required for all incoming freshman and transfer students before they can move in and start classes.
  • All students are required to complete pages 1-4.
  • NCAA Division I athletes are required to complete pages 1-6.
  • Download health forms

How do I turn in my health forms?

You can upload your health forms to the MyMount portal.

You can also hand deliver or mail your health forms to the following address:

Frederick Health Urgent Care / MSMU Health Services
Attn: Jen Southers, RN
16403 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Or Fax directly to MSMU Health Services, ATTN: Jen Southers at 301-566-7929 with a confidential cover page.

Please note: NCAA Division I athletes MUST upload their health forms to the MyMount portal and to ATS

Please keep a copy of your completed health forms for your records.

I am a NCAA Division I athlete. Which health forms do I use?

You will use the same MSMU health forms as other students. You (and a parent/guardian if younger than 18) will complete pages 1, 2 and 5. Your provider will complete pages 3, 4 and 6. Please upload to the MyMount portal when all health forms are completed.

New student-athletes must also upload their health forms to ATS. Please follow these instructions for new student-athletes. Additional required forms, such as Sickle Cell testing, are also available.

If you are a returning student-athlete, please follow these instructions for returning student-athletes.

Please call the Sports Medicine staff at 301-447-5386 with any questions.

As a returning student, do I need to complete MSMU health forms every year?

No. You only need to complete MSMU health forms annually if you are a NCAA Division I athlete.

Can a physical exam from last year be used?

  • For many students, a physical exam performed up to 12 months prior to the start of the semester is acceptable for MSMU health forms.
  • For NCAA Division I Athletes, new or transferring students, a physical exam must be within 6 months of the start of the semester.
  • A healthcare provider must complete the physical exam section (pages 3 and 4). For athletes, the provider must also complete and sign page 6.

My last physical exam was over a year ago (or over 6 months ago for DI athletes). What do I do?

Please call your primary care provider to schedule an appointment for a physical exam. It might take some time before your appointment, so we recommend you call early instead of waiting too close to the deadline.

My primary care provider cannot see me until after the health forms deadline. What do I do?

If you would like to be seen for a physical sooner, you could try an urgent care clinic or certain pharmacies. Bring your photo ID, insurance card, the MSMU health forms, and a copy of your immunization records which can be obtained from your primary care provider. There may be an associated fee for the physical exam so please also bring a form of payment.

Will you accept my doctor’s health forms or records?

We can only accept the approved MSMU health forms.

Are vaccinations required?

The only vaccination required is Meningitis A. 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 (Meningitis A). (Brand names: Menactra, Menveo, or ACWY.) The Mount requires all students be up to date on this vaccine. This means you must have the Meningitis A vaccine or booster at age 16 years or older.

All other vaccinations listed on page 4 of the MSMU health forms are recommended but not required.

If you do not wish to receive the Meningitis A vaccine or booster, you (or your parent/guardian if younger than 18) may sign the waiver found on page 4 of the MSMU health forms.

Can I use a typed signature on the health forms?

No. A typed signature (even in a cursive font) is not acceptable. All signatures must be handwritten.

I am having technical difficulty with the MyMount portal. Who do I contact?

Please review these tips for downloading and uploading healthforms to MyMount.

Or you can email IT at itsc@msmary.edu or call 301-447-5805.

My Student To-Do-Checklist still shows an “X” but I uploaded all my health forms to the MyMount portal.

Your health forms will be reviewed by a Frederick Health Registered Nurse for completeness and accuracy. Please allow up to 3 business days for review. If everything is complete and accurate, you will notice a checkmark on your To-Do-Checklist. If there is any issue with your health forms, the nurse will notify you via your MSMU student email address.

If it has been more than 3 business days since you submitted your health forms and your Checklist is showing your health forms are not complete, please check your MSMU email. If you have not received communication from the Frederick Health Registered Nurse, please contact them at frederickhealth@msmary.edu.

Are students required to have health insurance at the Mount?

No, health insurance is not required unless you are a NCAA Division I athlete. Although health insurance is not used primarily at Health Services, Mount St. Mary’s University highly recommends students be insured. Health insurance would be needed in the event of an emergency or for most diagnostic testing outside Health Services (such as lab work or x-rays). Prescription medications may also be less expensive if purchased from a local pharmacy through a prescription drug plan.

Does the Mount offer student health insurance?

At this time, Mount St. Mary’s University does not offer student health insurance.

I am a U.S. Resident and want to purchase health insurance. How can I do this?

US Residents: If you need medical insurance and don't know where to begin, contact the Frederick County Health Department. Medicaid (Medical Assistance) or QHP (Qualified Health Plan) caseworkers will assist you in making an account and completing the application process.

Contact the Frederick County Health Department at 301-600-3124 for questions. Walk in hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 am-3 pm and Friday 8 am-12 pm. Please bring the following:

  • Birth dates, Social Security or Tax ID numbers of all household members.
  • Income information for all household members (you may be asked to provide your most recent paystubs and/or Tax Return).
  • Citizenship or Immigration status for all applicants (If you have a Permanent Resident or Employment Authorization card be sure to bring it).
  • Health care coverage information for any members covered by current Health Insurance.
  • Verification of birth if applying for a newborn.

Frederick County Health Department
Health Care Connection Division
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
1st Floor, Entrance A, First door on the right

I am an international student and want to purchase health insurance. How can I do this?

Below is a list of health insurance companies for international students. Mount St. Mary’s University does not endorse any of the programs listed and students can purchase with their discretion.

I have other questions (not listed here) about MSMU health forms. Who do I contact?

Contact the MSMU Office of Orientation and Transition Programs at 301-447-6783 or orientation@msmary.edu. Contact Frederick Health at 240-566-7472 or frederickhealth@msmary.edu.

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 Emmitsburg

16403 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
240-566-7310
Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Frederick Health Urgent Care at Tollhouse

501 West 7th St.
Frederick, MD 21701
301-698-8374
Hours: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

MedStar Health: Urgent Care

888-223-0870
www.medstarhealth.org
Hours: Open every day 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
201B Shorebird St., Frederick Market Square, Frederick, MD 21701

Winding Cross Urgent Care

240-379-7776
frederick.windingcrossurgentcare.com

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

Wellspan Urgent Care

717-339-2875
https://www.wellspan.org/offices-locations/wellspan-urgent-care-gettysburg/

Hours: Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
455 Washington Street – Suite 12, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital – Emergency Department

717-334-2121
https://www.wellspan.org/offices-locations/wellspan-gettysburg-hospital/emergency-department/

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

Frederick Health Hospital – Emergency Department

240-566-3300
www.frederickhealth.org/
Hours: 24/7
400 West Seventh St., Frederick, MD 21701

Pharmacies

CVS

301-271-7094
228 North Church St., Thurmont, MD 21788
www.CVS.com

Med One Pharmacy

101 Silo Hill Rd. Emmitsburg, MD 21727 | 301-447-6226
58 Water St. Thurmont, MD 21788 | 301-271-2223
www.medonepharmacy.net

Weis Market

301-271-2548
2 Thurmont Blvd., Thurmont, MD 21788
www.weismarkets.com

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
  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988
  • Maryland Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009
  • Maryland Community Services locator: https://211md.org/
  • Mental Health Association of Frederick County Guide to Mental Health and Community Support Services: www.fcmha.org/mhaguide

Influenza and COVID-19 Prevention and Policy

The Mount St. Mary's University influenza policy is in place for each of our best interest as well as for the protection of our entire campus community. It is important to remember that the University, including faculty and administration, will work with students who need to go home due to illness and are diagnosed with the flu.

Learn more about the Influenza and COVID-19 Prevention and Policy