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The Health Center is located off Center Street and next to Sowers and Allen Residence Halls.

Who Can Use the Health Center?

  • All currently enrolled students.
  • Full-time or Part-time.
  • On or off campus.
  • Signed parental consent must be on file if under 18 years of age. Emergency and reproductive health services are exceptions.

Health Fees

  • User Fee - $15.00 per visit.
  • In addition there are miscellaneous charges, such as: diagnostic tests, immunizations, routine GYN services, physical exams, treatments and prescription medications.
  • Payment is expected at time of service.
  • You may pay by cash, check, Bobcat Express or have the charges bursar billed to your student account.
  • Fee Schedule

Health Center Services

  • Primary Care
    The Health Center is an ambulatory facility, much like a doctor's office or small clinic, treating routine illnesses and minor injuries. Please call for an appointment or schedule online.
  • Allergy Injections
    Some types of allergy injections are given at the Health Center. The student must provide written instructions and serum from their allergist. Allergy injections are by appointment only and are done on Fridays between 10:00am and 12:30pm, while the physician is on site. For additional information and copy of needed forms, click here.
  • Women's Health
    The center provides routine pelvic exams, breast exams, pap smears, contraceptive care, treatment and testing for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV antibody testing and pregnancy testing.  For additional information on women's health services, click here.
  • Men's Health
    Diagnosis, treatment and evaluation for male genitourinary problems such as sexually transmitted disease, prostatitis, and hernia are provided. Screening for testicular cancer and testicular self examination is taught.
  • Smoking Cessation
    Counseling, education, and medical intervention to assist students in tobacco cessation is offered at the health center. Call for information and to arrange an individualized appointment. There is no visit fee and no charge for any of the nicotine replacement products available through the program (while current supplies last). Due to state budget reductions, funding for this grant has been eliminated.

Phone Numbers

Brady Health Center

Main Office - appointments




Local Health Care Facilities

Allegany County Health Department


HIV Testing - Brady Health 

301- 687-4310

HIV Testing - Allegany County Health Department


Frostburg Health Center (Frostburg Plaza)


Health Matters Urgent Care
(next to Bel Air Plaza)


Western Maryland Regional Health Center


Med Express, LaVale
(across from Staples)


Local Pharmacies

Pharmacare Frostburg (will deliver in Frostburg)


Rite Aid Pharmacy, Frostburg


CVS Pharmacy, LaVale                                                               301-729-1004
Wal-Mart Pharmacy, LaVale 301-729-5088

Other Important Numbers

Campus Emergency: Police, Fire & Rescue


Maryland Poison Control Center, 24 hour/day


Off Campus Emergency


Rape & Domestic Violence



Darlene Smith, CRNP, MS          Nurse Practitioner, Director          Email:


Harjit Sidhu, MD
Physician/Medical Director


Lindsey Staggers-Gardner, CRNP, MS, Nurse Practitioner                   Email:




Amy Kiddy, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse

Julie Julie Miller, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse

Deanna Nelson Deanna Nelson
Office Clerk

Jacqie Broadwater Jacqie Broadwater
Administrative Assistant II

Beth McDowell Beth McDowell
Nursing Assistant

Medical Absence Excuses

Medical excuses are not provided. The student is responsible for meeting each instructor's requirements regarding class attendance.

Missing class due to a routine illness such as a cold, should be discussed with your faculty member. Medical excuses are not given for these types of illness or due to appointments with the health center that could have been scheduled at other times.

If you miss class because of a scheduled appointment, you can use your receipt as verification for the appointment, however, it will NOT indicate that your absence was justified.

Make your appointment for a time that does not conflict with your classes.

Under no circumstances will we verify illness or absence for anyone not treated by staff.


Students are seen by appointment only. It is advised that students make scheduled appointment for a time that does not conflict with their classes.

  • Please be on time for your appointment.
  • If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please call 301-687-4310 or schedule online.

Client Satisfaction and Complaints


  • Periodic client satisfaction surveys conducted.
  • Suggestion box available in the waiting room for comments and suggestions.
  • The Brady Health Center takes pride in our facility. In order to improve our services, we welcome feedback. Information received on the link below is confidential and will be initially reviewed by the Health Center Director. The Director then investigates the suggestion or complaint, makes recommendations, and notifies the Assistant VP of Student Affairs if indicated.
  • Web form for Suggestions/Complaints

Client Right's and Responsibilities

Medical Records

  • All medical records are confidential.
  • Access to information is limited to authorized health center personnel, unless you give written consent or upon receipt of court-ordered subpoena. (This policy is in accordance with The Family Rights and Privacy Act).
  • Paper medical records are destroyed five years post-graduation and/or withdrawal.
  • All students are strongly advised to have a physical exam/health history from their physician on file at the Health Center.
  • Copy of current insurance information helpful.

Health Insurance

  • No insurance billing is done by the health center.
  • Recommend that you have health insurance coverage in the event you need hospitalization, surgery, complicated diagnostic procedures or medications not carried by the Health Center
  • No University sponsored health insurance plan. See information on student health insurance page.
  • Check to see if you are covered by your family's policy.
  • Please let us know your insurance requirements before we order any diagnostic tests or prescription medications.

What to do if...

  • You are ill or injured away from campus and cannot return for several days

    Notify the Vice President for Student Affairs at 301-687-4311.

  • You need to go to another health facility and have no personal transportation

    Transportation is available by calling one of the following cab companies.

    Yellow Cab             301-722-4050
    Queen City Taxi     301-722-2800
    Crown Taxi            301- 759-4090 
  • You are concerned that someone may injure himself or others

    Call University Police at 301-687-4222.

  • You are depressed or anxious

    Call the Counseling Center at 301-687-4234.

  • You have a question or concern that cannot be resolved by the Health Center staff

    Contact Dr. Thomas Bowling, VP Student Affairs, at 301-687-4311.