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Health Services

The Health Services Office at Mount St. Mary’s University is committed to keeping students well by providing the best primary/urgent care possible.

Our physician is available during clinic hours Monday through Friday.  During non-clinic hours our nurse will evaluate you and respond according to your needs.

Health Services is open to all undergraduate students, both resident and non-residents and seminarians.

Emergency after hours:  Call 911 and/or Public Safety at ext. 5911.  Or you may reach Dr. Bonita Portier, D.O. or the doctor on call for her at (717) 848-8530.


Some of the services available include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of acute illness/injury

  • Allergy injections

  • Influenza vaccine

  • Management of chronic disease or disability in collaboration with the student’s primary care provider

  • Medication monitoring when indicated

  • Rapid strep, mono and flu testing

  • Referrals to specialists, as needed

  • Medications: most medications prescribed by the doctor are available on site


There are no fees for visits to Health Services.


Insurance is not required to utilize Health Services. However, students are strongly encouraged to be insured and to carry their insurance card with them on campus. A student should have health insurance in the event diagnostic testing outside of Health Services would be indicated or in the case of emergency. It is advantageous for the student’s current insurance information to be on file in Health Services for such referrals, or emergencies.

Additional Medical Information

Vaccine Information .pdf - (Recommended Immunizations and Refusal to Vaccinate form)
Ticks and Lyme Disease .pdf

To Find Help for Mental Health or Substance Use Concerns Call Now

2-1-1 Maryland: 211 or 1-866-411-6803
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Maryland Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009

Maryland Community Services locator:
Mental Health Association of Frederick County Guide to Mental Health and Community Support Services:

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Map & Directions | | 301-447-6122
Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
Map & Directions | | 301-682-8315