There are both medical and psychological emergencies which could possibly occur to yourself, another student, or a staff or faculty member. It is important that everyone knows what is considered an emergency and how to handle the situation if it presents itself.
Please check out the links below for Medical Emergencies in order to assist you in following the proper procedure(s) to ensure the safety of all involved.
Call University Police if you need assistance for on-campus emergencies:
Not sure if this is an emergency? Click here to see when it is appropriate to go to an Emergency Room vs. an Urgent Care Center.
If serious injury or illness occurs on campus (breathing problems, chest pain, serious bleeding, loss of consciousness, etc.) immediately call the University Police at (859) 572-7777. Give your name and the campus location of the victim, describe the nature and severity of the medical problem and indicate if an ambulance is needed.
In case of minor injury or illness, first-aid care is administered by medical personnel in University Center, Suite 440.
In case of serious injury or illness, after calling for help, properly trained personnel should quickly perform the following steps:
Drug overdose cases will be handled as medical emergencies.
When the Public Safety officer or EMT arrives and takes over care, follow their directions for the safety of all involved.
It is recommended that everyone be trained in first-aid and CPR and that departments have a first-aid kit available. First-aid & CPR training is available through the local American Red Cross (513) 792-4000. For information on items to include in a first-aid kit, you can call to consult with one of our nurses: (859) 572-5650.
*Universal Precautions = the use of protective clothing to protect skin and face from contamination.
**For a listing of Community Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Facilities, please click on the drop down below
If unsure if a particular site or provider is covered on a your insurance plan, it is recommended that you call your insurance program or visit their website to find a local provider that is in your insurance network. This contact information can often be found on the back of your health insurance card.