After Hours Care


For life threatening emergencies please call the Department of Public Safety:  717-358-3939 and/or 911.

 For urgent but not emergency needs, you can visit one of the local urgent care facilities.   For continuity, we encourage you to go to one of the  Lancaster General Health Urgent Care facilities when the Student Wellness Center is closed.  Students who need assistance with transportation can speak with public safety about a possible taxi voucher.  Remember to take your health insurance card with you to the Urgent Care or Emergency Department.  

Go to to view exact locations, hours of operations, the current wait time at either facility, and to reserve your spot in line.

Lancaster City Urgent Care (closest facility to campus)

 540 N. Duke Street (across the street from the LGH ER)


 Mental Health

For life threatening emergencies call the Department of Public Safety: 717-358-3939 and/or 911

For non-life threatening psychological emergencies (suicidal thoughts, risk of violent behavior, loss of emotional control, impairment of thinking), the Student Wellness Center provides 24 hour crisis care during the academic year.  Call the Student Wellness Center 717-544-9051 and stay on the line and you will be connected with the on-call counselor. 

DO NOT use e-mail to contact Counseling Services in an emergency situation.  

Emergencies During Business Hours

Call 717-544-9051 and tell Counseling Services that you need immediate assistance.

Additional Resources

YWCA 24-Hour Confidential Sexual Assault Line- 717-392-7273

Lancaster County Crisis Intervention - 717-394-2631

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line-Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis              support in U.S.    (

The Trevor Lifeline( Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ )

866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)