What if I have an urgent health problem after regular clinic hours?

Emergency consultation services (615-322-2427) are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from on-call professionals. 

The Student Health Center does not have an infirmary. Patients requiring observation after hours because they are too ill to return to the residence halls will be observed and/or treated at the Vanderbilt Emergency Department.

If your health problem is not life-threatening,  you have consulted our after hours line, and you prefer going to a urgent care/walk-in clinic for immediate assistance, please visit our Community Resources for urgent care/walk in clinic locations and phone numbers. 

Special Note to Students regarding Saturdays in November and December 2017:
In order to better serve your needs, the Student Health Center is transitioning to a new medical record system that will allow for on-line scheduling.  This transition requires staff training and technical changes that will temporarily impact clinic hours.  For this reason, the Student Health Center will be closed on Saturdays during November and December.  During this transition, the Student Health Center will still be open Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm and will continue to have after-hours on-call available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Students with an urgent medical question can speak to the on-call provider by calling 615-322-2427. 

Convenient local walk-in clinics with available evening and weekend hours include:

  • CVS Minute Clinic, 426 21st Avenue South---their website includes their hours (7 days/week) and allows you to reserve your spot in line and/or schedule an appointment
  • Vanderbilt Belle Meade Walk-in Clinic, 4534 Harding Pike:  Hours 7:30-7:30 pm, Monday through Friday and 8 am- 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Walgreens Walk-In Clinic, 4243 Harding Pike---their website includes their hours and allows you to reserve an on-line appointment. 
  • The Vanderbilt Emergency Department is available 24 hours/7 days a week for more serious health conditions that need more immediate attention