For Immediate Release October 03, 2016

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New Facility Expands Quality Treatment Options for Community

Baltimore, MD – October 3, 2016 – University of Maryland Urgent Care (UM Urgent Care) has now opened at 105 Penn Street in an effort to meet patient needs and improve access to world-class medical care in Baltimore.   Located just around the corner from the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Emergency Department in the UM School of Nursing, the facility will provide care to patients who have timely medical needs but do not require emergency care – therefore expediting treatment and easing Emergency Department wait times.

The UMMC Emergency Department averages nearly 170 patients each day; it is estimated that about 50 of those patients could benefit from the services of UM Urgent Care.   

UM Urgent Care is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for walk-in visits for patients with low-complexity issues such as:

  • rashes

  • sprains and strains

  • cuts needing stiches

  • sore throat; cold and flu symptoms

  • lower back pain

  • pink eye

  • animal or insect bites

  • minor bleeding/cuts

  • fever/flu

  • vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration

  • skin rashes and infections

  • urinary tract infections

  • Other non-emergency medical conditions

Patients should visit the Emergency Department for issues such as stomach or chest pain; allergic reactions; eye or head injuries; serious burns; stroke symptoms; trouble breathing; heart attack symptoms; high fevers, or possible drug overdose or poisoning.  When in doubt, call 911. 

The new UM Urgent Care is a partnership of the University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland School of Nursing, and University of Maryland School of Medicine.  Another location of UM Urgent Care is scheduled to open later this year at the UMMC Midtown Campus. 

For more information, visit UM Urgent Care or call 410-328-1660.