Nurse Advice Line for After Hours
The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center has an after hours Nurse Advice Line available for students. Any time the Health Center is closed, you can call our regular telephone number (214) 768-2141 and select option #2,  to speak with a registered nurse who will assist you in obtaining the appropriate care.

For serious medical situations such as a stroke, heart attack, severe bleeding, head injury, or other major trauma, go straight to the nearest EMERGENCY ROOM or call 911. Other critical conditions include severe abdominal pain; sudden dizziness, weakness, or loss of coordination or balance; sudden blurred vision or loss of vision; deep cuts or bleeding that won't stop; and loss of consciousness.

For COVID-19 emergencies such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips, or face, call 911.

Local Emergency Rooms

  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas 8200 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas, TX (214) 345-6789
  • ER of Texas 6215 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX (469) 868-6322
  • Baylor Hospital 3500 Gaston Ave., Dallas, TX (214) 820-0111
  • Lakewood Emergency 6101 E. Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, TX (469) 414-3552

Sexual Assault

If you have experienced any form of sexual harassment, please know that you are not alone. SMU and community resources can help, including 24-hour emergency response, medical care and confidential counseling. You can choose the resources you are most comfortable contacting.

For information about a SANE Exam at the SMU Health Center, 6211 Bishop Blvd., a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) will provide medical care and a sexual assault exam; call 1-800-886-7273.

For more information about sexual assault or harassment on campus, please visit


After Hours Counseling
The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center provides a counseling line for students to use any time they need it. Students may call Counseling Services at (214) 768-2277, option 2 to speak to a trained counselor 24/7.


Where to go for Emergency or Urgent Care

When the Health Center is closed, urgent or emergency medical care is available from urgent care facilities and hospital emergency departments in the nearby community. If you have a critical medical situation, go straight to the nearest EMERGENCY ROOM or call 911. If your symptoms are not life threatening, you should seek care from an Urgent Care facility. This would be most cost-effective and provide you with timely care.

Local Emergency Rooms

  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas: 8200 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas, TX  214-345-6789, Emergency 214-345-7885*
  • Trusted ER: 6215 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 469-868-6322
  • Baylor Hospital: 3500 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX  214-820-0111, Emergency 214-820-2501*
  • Lakewood Emergency: 6101 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 469-414-3552
  • Baylor Scott and White Hospital-White Rock: 9440 Poppy Dr. Dallas, TX 214-324-6100, Emergency 214-324-6111*
  • Medical City Hospital: 7777 Forest Ln., Dallas, TX  972-566-7000, Emergency 972-566-7200*
  • Parkland Hospital (County): 5200 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX  214-590-8000*
  • UT Southwestern Clements Hospital: 6201 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX  214-633-4700*
  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center: 1441 N. Beckley Ave. Dallas, TX.  214-947-8181*

*NOTE:  Hospitals with an asterisk are covered by the SMU student insurance.

Local Urgent Care Centers

*NOTE:  Urgent Care Centers with an asterisk are covered by the SMU student insurance and have COVID-19 testing available.