The type of medical/health services you seek depends greatly on your health insurance policy. Please make sure to read through your health insurance policy carefully and know what your plan covers and does not cover. For students and scholars enrolled in the International Health Insurance Plan (Aetna Student Health) please visit the U-M International Center's Health Insurance section for more information.
Depending on which type of health insurance you carry, your preferred hospital may one of two major hospital systems:
Calling an Ambulance
For emergencies that require an ambulance, dial 911.
Emergency Room Visits
For emergencies in which you are able to drive to the hospital, you can also visit emergency rooms of the hospitals listed above. The emergency area of the hospital is clearly marked.
Mental Health Emergencies
If you have psychiatric emergency please go to the emergency room of the hospitals listed above or call the UMHS psychiatric/suicide crisis line at 734.996.4747 (available 24 hours).
Control If you have a poisoning emergency, call 800.222.1222 (available 24 hours). If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911. The Poison Control Center urges all households to have syrup of ipecac on hand.
These facilities provide walk-in treatment for non-life-threatening illness and non-traumatic injuries. Go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 in any life-threatening situation.
Please contact your health insurance provider to ensure you are visiting a doctor approved under your plan. The following is a list of U-M affiliated facilities, but your insurance provider will have an extensive list of doctors you may also visit:
Family Planning and Sexual Health
Your primary care provider can provide you with information on birth control and testing/counseling for pregnancy, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy termination.
Students may prefer to visit the University Health Service (inform of these services are provided confidentially. Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan Alliance provides anyone the above services confidentially:
Refer to the U-M International Center's Health Insurance, Dental Care page for detailed information on dental care resources in the Ann Arbor area.
Vision Care Services
There are many private optometrists available throughout Ann Arbor area, but before you make an appointment with one, you should make sure you have vision coverage as a part of your health insurance coverage. Your insurance provider will be able to refer you to an optometrist or eye clinic that accepts your insurance.
For a complete list of area eye care professionals, please consult the Yellow Pages.
Listed below are two U-M affiliated facilities:
Last reviewed: 10/10