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Emergency and After-Hours Care

Call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room if you are currently experiencing a life-threatening situation or if your safety is at risk. Call 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

University Health Services provides non-emergency, same day assistance for immediate emotional support needs.

Community Healthcare Resource Listings

Find community emergency rooms, hospitals, and urgent care facilities below. There are additional facilities available to you in the Bryan/College Station community. It is the patient’s responsibility to determine insurance coverage and benefits.

Emergency Rooms + Hospitals

College Station


*Available for mental health emergencies

Local Mental Health Resources

Local and National Crisis Hotlines

Police Departments

Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Facilities

Emergency Room

Visit an Emergency Room or call an ambulance/911 if someone is experiencing the following:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Passing out, fainting
  • Severe pain in the arm or jaw
  • Suddenly not able to speak, see, walk, or move
  • Suddenly weak or drooping on one side of the body
  • Dizziness or weakness that does not go away
  • Inhaled smoke or poisonous fumes
  • Sudden confusion
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Possible broken bone, loss of movement, particularly if the bone is pushing through the skin
  • Deep wound
  • Serious burn
  • Coughing or throwing up blood
  • Severe pain anywhere on the body
  • Severe allergic reaction with trouble breathing, swelling, hives
  • High fever with headache and stiff neck
  • High fever that does not get better with medicine
  • Throwing up or diarrhea that does not stop
  • Poisoning or overdose of drug or alcohol
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Seizures

Urgent Care Facility

If you are not able to wait to see a clinician at University Health Services, visit an Urgent Care for help with the following:

  • Common illnesses (examples: colds, the flu, earaches, sore throats, migraines, low-grade fevers, and mild rashes)
  • Minor injuries (examples: sprains, back pain, minor cuts and burns, minor broken bones, or minor eye injuries
  • Minor allergic reaction
  • Bug bite/sting

Differences Between an Emergency Room (ER) and an Urgent Care Facility


Typically, treatment will cost significantly less at an urgent care clinic when compared to an emergency room.

Wait Time

The wait time may be less at an urgent care, as they typically see patients on a first come, first served basis. Emergency Rooms will see patients in the order of their severity.


While an urgent care facility and an ER can treat acute illnesses, only ER’s can address life-threatening conditions.


ER’s are typically available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Urgent care clinics typically are not. Many urgent care clinics may have weekend and extended hours.

After-Hours Medical Care

Follow the below recommendations in non-emergency situations when University Health Services facilities are closed:

  • For general medical advice: call Dial-A-Nurse to speak with a Registered Nurse regarding your symptoms. Dial-A-Nurse can be reached at 979.458.8379. Most health insurance companies offer virtual visits for insured individuals. Students insured with the Texas A&M Student Health Insurance plan can utilize AcademicLiveCare. The service key is ALC. To obtain the coupon/access code, please contact Patient Services at
  • When Texas A&M University classes are in session, HelpLine is available 4:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends. HelpLine can be reached at 979.845.2700 (V/TTY). HelpLine can provide information, support and referrals over the phone. If you need to speak to someone face-to-face, go to the nearest hospital emergency room. If HelpLine is unavailable, the answering machine will give you emergency instructions.
  • If you are ill or injured and feel you need medical care: visit a local urgent care facility.
  • If you feel you are able to wait until University Health Services facilities are open, schedule an appointment online or call 979.458.4584 when University Health Services resumes normal business hours.