Health Center Emergency Procedures


In the event of an emergency, first CALL 911 followed by PUBLIC SAFETY at 304-243-2486.

In addition, notify the Health Center at 304-243-2225 if during normal business hours for follow-up purposes.  If outside normal business hours, notify Residence Life staff on duty through the appropriate residence hall duty phone number.  All Residence Life staff are certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR annually.

What is an emergency?

An emergency is any illness/injury that is acute and poses an immediate risk to a person's life- or long-term health. Examples include:
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexplained severe abdominal pain
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Chemical burns or eye injuries
  • Rape/Sexual Assault
  • Alcohol/Drug Overdose
  • Suicidal ideations or attempt
  • Violent behavior