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Nurse Advice Line and Urgent Care

Under the weather?

Use our free 24/7 nurse line!

Call 1-800-556-1555 for professional medical advice at any time. Available to all AU students. Students covered by the Student Health Insurance plan can also log in at

If you are not experiencing a medical emergency, but would like a medical evaluation before the student health center reopens you may want to visit an urgent care facility to avoid a costly ER visit. 

Most urgent care facilities are able to offer the following services:

  • Strep Test
  • Flu Test
  • UTI diagnosis and treatment
  • X-rays (All Urgent Cares except CVS)
  • Evaluation of Illness and Injuries
  • Travel Vaccinations

The listed facilities participate with most major health insurance plans. The following list should be used only as a guide and is subject to change. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health benefits plan includes receiving in-network services from these facilities, please call your insurance company.

Urgent Care centers close to main campus

MedStar Prompt Care - Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Ave #401, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
8 am to 8 pm Everyday
*Preregistration is available

MedStar Prompt Care – Adams Morgan
1805 Columbia Road, Washington, DC 20009
8 am to 8 pm Everyday
*Preregistration is available

GW Immediate and Primary Care: Cleveland Park
2902 Porter St NW, Washington, DC 20008
8 am to 8 pm Weekdays
8 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday
*Appointment scheduling available online

Minute Clinic at CVS Tenleytown (Tenleytown neighborhood/Red Line metro/ AU Shuttle service)
4555 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
8:30 am to 7:30 pm Weekdays (closed for lunch 2 pm to 3 pm)
9:00 am to 5:30 pm Saturday (closed for lunch 1-1:30pm)
9:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday (closed for lunch 1-1:30pm)
*Appointment scheduling available

MedStar Prompt Care - Bethesda
*Walk-in, scheduled appointments, and telehealth available
Bethesda location: 4507 Stanford St, Bethesda, MD 20815 (next to Trader Joe’s, 1 block North of Bradley Blvd)

If you live off campus and are experiencing a true medical emergency, please call 911.