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Emergency & After Hours Care

After Hours Care

In the event of a mental health or medical emergency, or non-emergency medical concern occurring after the Health Service's hours, please see the contact information below. Students are advised to call the 1-800 phone number on their insurance card prior to going to a hospital or urgent care center. Services at these locations are not paid for by UMD Health Services.

Mental Health Emergency:

Birch Tree Center 
4720 Burning Tree Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Crisis line: 218-623-1800

If you are struggling and want to talk about adjusting to college life, try the U of M Textline. Just text "UMN" to 61222 and a counselor will be there 24/7 to talk, offer suggestions, or provide you with resources that may help—all through texting. It's a free service for UMN students. 

If you would prefer to talk on the phone, please call the U of M Crisis Line: 612-301-4673 anytime.

Students can also text MN to 741741 to receive mental health support over the phone, offered through the Minnesota Department of Health.


Medical Emergency:

St. Luke’s Emergency Department

St. Luke’s Building A

1012 E. 2nd Street, 2nd Floor

Duluth, MN 55805

Essentia Health- St. Mary's Medical Center
Emergency Room:
407 E 3rd Street Duluth MN
(218) 786-4357
Urgent Care:
400 E. 3rd Street Duluth MN
(218) 786-6000

Non-Emergency after hours care

Many insurance companies offer phone or online visits with a nurse or nurse practitioner.  Please check with your insurance company to see if this is an option for you.

Also, If you have the Student Health Benefits Plan, you have access to virtual medical visits: 

  • Doctor on Demand program: An app that allows you to see a provider when your student health service is unavailable. The app connects you to a visit video to diagnose and treat common medical issues. 

Local Urgent Care facilities:

Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical center, see above

St. Luke's Q Care Express Clinics: Provide walk-in care to treat minor injuries and general illnesses 

Q Care Express Clinic Inside Lake Superior College - temporarily closed

Lake Superior College

2101 Trinity Road

Suite L110

Duluth, MN 55811


Open Daily
8 a.m.– 6 p.m.    

Q Care Express Clinic Inside Cub - temporarily closed
619 West Central Entrance
Duluth, MN 55811

Open Daily
8 a.m.– 6 p.m.