Student Health Services

The Charles R. Drew Health Center is located on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the Lida Brown building, directly behind Trigg Hall. The Health Center functions as a resource to help students achieve and maintain wellness, as well as a treatment center for health problems within the student population. The Student Health Center provides health care to the student population that is convenient, affordable and accessible within a pleasant, professional atmosphere.


Working with your schedule, not against it.

We know that health issues don’t operate on a 9-5 schedule. So that’s why we’ve come up with an alternative, giving you real-time access to our physicians whenever you need them. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

As a student we know your time is valuable and we are here to assist in real time anywhere and at any time you need us. Our physicians are specially trained to assist, give advice, and prescribe when appropriate and necessary so you are on the road to recovery quicker and back to class. These services are in addition to the ones provided by your Student Health Center.

Easy access to an affordable solution.

With the Hawk Health Line by iSelectMD, you have access to superior medical care whenever you need it. By simply calling our toll-free number  (877-775-3006 ext.1) or going to our mobile health portal and entering access code (UME1144), you can be in touch with our exceptional staff of doctors in no time at all. Click here for more information about iSelectMD.

Health Services Information:

After HoursConfidentialityEligibility
Medical EmergenciesMedical ExcusesRecommended Immunizations
Required DocumentsRequired Immunizations 

After Hours
For services after hours, students should seek care from the local hospital emergency room (Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD) or the nearby urgent care facility in Princess Anne ( Urgent Care). Students should check the hours of operation and verify that their insurance is accepted at any urgent care facility before visiting.  In life-threatening or serious medical situations, 911 should be utilized.

Information provided to the Student Health Center is strictly for use by the Health Center staff and will not be released to anyone without student knowledge and written consent. The exceptions to this are cases of life-threatening illness or court subpoena.

All currently registered students who live on or off campus are eligible for services. Additional charges may be required for some services.

Specific services will incur a cost to the student. Payment is accepted from the HawkCard only.


Hours of operation have been adjusted beginning Fall, 2020 to enhance precautions against the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Hours of operations are Monday – Friday, 8am-4:30pm.  Walk-in hours are no longer available.  The center will operate on an appointment only basis. 

The Charles R. Drew Health Center is located in the Lida Brown building directly behind Trigg Hall.

Medical Emergencies
In a life threatening situation on campus contact the Campus Police at (410) 651-6590 and notify the Resident Assistant or Area Director. If medical emergencies occur while off-campus, contact 911 for an ambulance.

Medical Excuses

  • Please arrange your visit outside of, not during, your scheduled class time
  • Visit notes are not automatically issued for every visit
  • Notes are not given for non-urgent conditions (colds, sore throat, upset stomach, rash, routine appointments/ testing consultations, etc.)
  • A note will not determine if you will be allowed to make up a missed assignment or if your absence will be officially excused. The decision is solely the responsibility of the instructor.
  • We do not issue notes for work
  • If in our medical opinion, the condition is urgent or serious, a note will be given. Student who choose to visit the Health Center during class time for non-serious conditions will need to discuss the absence with their instructor
  • We do not issue visit notes during mid-terms or finals
  • You are advised not to miss class waiting to be seen

Required Documents
Students are required to submit health history and immunization proof upon entry to the university. Documentation of the following is required:

  • Completed health history form
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)—– 2 doses
  • TB (QuantiFERON blood test or Mantoux skin test)————— within the previous 12 months (for history of positive TB skin test a chest x-ray within the previous 12 months is required)
  • Meningitis Vaccine or waiver—————(on campus students)

The deadline for submission of forms is August 1 for Fall semester and January 1 for Spring semester

Required Immunizations
All students, including graduate, transfer and international, who are registered as UMES students, regardless of number of credit hours are required to provide a completed health history form and proof of up-to-date immunization status for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and tuberculosis (TB) prior to registering for and attending classes. Students living in campus housing must also meet the meningitis requirement.

Failure to submit your health and immunization form by the deadline will affect your access to scheduling. You may mail, fax or hand deliver the records (when delivering, be sure to give forms to Student Health Center staff) Please keep a copy of your records.

The following immunizations are required:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)—– 2 doses
  • PPD (Tuberculosis skin test)————— within the previous 12 months (for history of positive TB skin test a chest x-ray within the previous 12 months is required)
  • Meningitis Vaccine or waiver—————(on campus students)

Recommended Immunizations

  • Tetanus (within last 10 years)
  • Hepatitis B Series
  • Varicella (chickenpox) if no history of having the disease


Health and History Immunization Form

Important Information about Immunizations 

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