University Health Service

Knowing what type of health care you need can save you time and money.


NON-URGENT health concerns include:

  • Acne care
  • Contraception
  • Follow-up care for existing conditions
  • Prescriptions (new or renewal, unless urgent)
  • Vaccinations
  • Annual vision exams

Please schedule an appointment for non-urgent health concerns. See How to Get Health Care for scheduling options.


URGENT health concerns include minor illnesses and injuries that are time-sensitive but not life-threatening, including:

  • Allergic reaction with widespread swelling/itching
  • Asthma not responding to usual medication
  • Fever ≥ 101° F (38.3° C) or lasting 2 or more days
  • Injury with significant pain and/or swelling or that may require stitches
  • Possible fracture or dislocation; scrapes or burns with blisters
  • Severe sore throat
  • Significant or increasing pain, especially with fever
  • Urinary infection, especially with fever or back pain 

See Emergency/After-Hours for urgent health concerns.


MEDICAL EMERGENCY may be life-threatening.

In case of emergency, CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM. All fees would be your responsibility. 

Examples include:

  • Alcohol or other types of poisoning
  • Any condition that feels life threatening
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Major injuries, such as bone protruding through skin
  • Severe difficulty breathing
  • Unconsiousness - unable to rouse

Unsure what to do?

Call UHS at 734-764-8320 for Nurse Advice. Nurses can advise about self-care or help you decide where to go for health care.

See Emergency/After-Hours for options for health care.