Medical Emergency

Call 911

If serious injury or illness occurs on campus, immediately dial 911 for medical assistance. Give your name, describe the nature and severity of the medical problem, and the campus location of the victim. Do not hang up unless released by the emergency operator.

If victim is conscious and oriented, the individual has the right to determine his/her own health care needs and the response to those needs. Under such circumstances, University staff should refrain from recommending specific health care vendors.

In circumstances involving a person who is unconscious and/or disoriented, calling 911 is the appropriate response. Keep the victim still and comfortable until help arrives. Do not move the victim.

In case of a minor injury or illness, BU Student Health Services can be contacted at 3750, or students may go to the Student Health Services or have trained persons provide appropriate first aid.

Persons with serious or unusual medical problems should be encouraged to notify their supervisors or instructors of the medical problem and the standard emergency treatment related to that problem.

In the event of an outbreak of highly contagious disease [e.g., meningitis] or other campus wide health situation [e.g., suspected food poisoning, anthrax], the head of the Student Health Services will coordinate campus wide actions and notifications through appropriate channels.

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