After Hours

After Hours Care

For severe or potentially life-threatening medical emergencies, call 911 or go to a local emergency. For a severe or potentially life-threatening mental health crisis call 211.

When the Student Health & Wellness Center is closed, call the Nurse Advice Line at 813-974-2331. A nurse can answer your health-related questions and help you to decide if you should seek immediate medical care at an Urgent Care or Emergency Room facility, or wait to be seen at the Student Health & Wellness Center when it opens. The nurses can assist you with basic self-health care tips. The after-hours advice nurse is not located at Student Health so they cannot access your records.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to registered students at the University of South Florida campuses, or those who have voluntarily paid the current Health Fee.

There is no charge for talking to the after-hours nurse. If you choose to seek medical care outside of SHS, remember that you are responsible for the cost of that care. The pre-paid health fee does not cover emergency or urgent care services not treated at the clinic. If you have medical insurance coverage, check with your insurance company before seeking care to understand what it will cost.

For concerns related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) see USF's page.

The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 by calling 1 (866) 779-6121 or emailing

For local medical treatment, close to Tampa campus:

Nearest walk-in clinic to campus on Fletcher Ave:
13610 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

Walk-in clinic near Fowler and 56th Street:
AdventHealth Centra Care
5802 East Fowler Avenue, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Nearest hospital and Emergency Room:
Advent Health Hospital (formerly Florida Hospital), Tampa
3100 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33613

When our clinics are closed, 913-974-2331 can be used to reach our After Hours Nurse Advice Line. For night and weekend medical services, close to the Tampa campus, including the closest emergency room or urgent care clinic click here. To find Urgent Care near St. Petersburg or Sarasota-Manatee campuses, please click on the campus closest to your location.