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What to do when Health Services is closed


If you are a residence hall student, first check with your Resident Assistant (RA). If you need immediate attention, your RA will call the Campus Police. The Campus Police will call an ambulance to evaluate and/or transport you to St. Luke's Hospital, located in New Bedford, MA.

Don't call an ambulance yourself. Campus police need to meet the ambulance at the entrance to direct the driver to the right location. To reach our campus police from your cell phone, call 508-999-9191. From an on-campus phone, call 9191.

If you live off-campus, your local resources are St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, and Charlton Memorial Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River.


If your problem does not require immediate attention:

Nurse practitioner on call

Want to talk to a nurse practitioner? Call our answering service at 508-999-8982, and our nurse practitioner on-call will get back to you.

The nurse practitioner on-call service is in effect from the first day of classes through the last day of exams, fall and spring semesters—when Health Services is closed.

Self-care guide

You can also access our Self Care Guide, which will provide you with valuable information to help you make some decisions.

Sections include:

  • 20 common health problems
  • Keeping you safe while keeping you healthy
  • Information on lifestyle issues

Off-campus non-emergency resources: call to confirm hours of operation

  • New Bedford Medical Associates Walk-In
    368 Faunce Corner Road, N Dartmouth, MA
    Hours: Monday through Friday 8am–7pm; Saturday 8am–2pm
  • Hawthorn Medical Walk-In
     531 Faunce Corner Road N Dartmouth, MA
    Hours: Monday through Friday 8am–8pm; Saturday/Sunday 8am–4pm
  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center Urgent Care
    874 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
    Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30am–6pm; Friday 8:30am–5pm; Saturday 9am–5pm
  • Dartmouth Medical Center
    29 Faunce Corner Road, N Dartmouth, MA
    Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45am–4:30pm