Medical Emergencies and Mental Health

Do not move a seriously injured person unless they are in a life threatening situation. Know your street address so you can give that to emergency services.

In the event of a serious injury or illness, immediately call 911 (9-911 will also work from on-campus). Give as much information as possible regarding:

  • Nature of the illness or injury
  • Victim's location
  • Is victim conscious, breathing, bleeding
  • Victim's injuries
  • Chemicals or radioactive materials involved

If trained personnel are not available in your area or if an ambulance is needed, call:

Ambulance Services can always be reached by dialing 911 (or 9-911 from an on-campus phone).

Send someone to the building entrance to meet the ambulance.

Only trained personnel should provide first aid or CPR. If first aid or CPR training is desired, contact the Office of Environmental Health & Safety.

For injuries that do not require urgent attention, visit a local clinic or your campus health center.

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