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Emergencies & After-Hours Care

Student Health Services is NOT an emergency room. Emergencies should be handled as follows:

Call 9-1-1. This will summon immediate assistance and dispatch emergency medical transportation to the nearest emergency facility.

Local Medical Facilities

Emergency Care: Call 9-1-1

Local Urgent-Care Centers

(please verify they accept your medical insurance before your visit.)

  • InFocus Urgent Care – 100 Campus Town Circle, Suite 100, Ewing, NJ – 609-799-7009 – Please verify they accept your medical insurance before your visit.  
  • CVS Minute Clinic – 2721 Brunswick Pike (inside CVS Pharmacy), Lawrenceville, NJ – 1-866-389-2727 – Please verify they accept your medical insurance before your visit.
  • Optum Urgent Care – 1680 North Olden Avenue, Ewing, NJ – 1-609-896-0485 – Please verify they accept your medical insurance before your visit.
  • Carbon Health Urgent Care – 3373 Brunswick Pike, Trenton, NJ – 1-609-913-2473 –  Please verify they accept your medical insurance before your visit.
  • Live Urgent Care – 800 Denow Road, Pennington, NJ – 1-609-775-9545 – Please verify they accept your medical insurance before your visit.

Note: Student Health Services lists these facilities for your convenience but without any recommendation or endorsement

Other Emergencies:

According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the following are warning signs of a medical emergency:

  • Unconsiousness, nonresponsiveness
  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or choking
  • Profuse or continuous bleeding
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Change in mental status (such as unusual behavior, confusion, difficulty arousing
  • Head or spine injury
  • Sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness, or change in vision
  • Ingestion of a poisonous substance
  • A sudden injury like a motor vehicle accident, severe burns or smoke inhalation, near drowning, a deep or large wound, human or animal bite

The nature of emergencies is that they arise without warning! Be prepared!

  • Enter the telephone number of the campus 9-1-1 operator (Campus Police) into your cell phone NOW. That number is 609-771-2345. Use it for on-campus emergencies.
  • If you have a medical problem that could result in unconsciousness or an altered state of consciousness, wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace at all times. IDs can be purchased at various stores, such as American Medical ID .
  • Tell your roommate, housemates, friends, and professors about your medical problem and what to do should you need immediate assistance and cannot speak for yourself. Help them be prepared to assist you in getting the help you need FAST.
  • If you have a life-threatening allergy, carry an epinephrine injector pen (or two) with you at all times, whether in class or out on the football field and make sure you know how to use it. Make sure the medicine in the injector has not expired. DO THIS BEFORE YOU NEED IT. If you do not have one, contact your healthcare provider or schedule an appointment with Student Health Services. Don’t hesitate to use your injector pen if you may have come in contact with the substance you are allergic to. TELL someone to call 9-1-1 immediately or call 9-1-1 if you are alone after using your injector. Remember that allergic reactions can return once the medication wears off, sometimes hours later! Don’t remember how to use your epinephrine injector pen, view a training video here.
  • Learn to recognize the signs of an emergency. When in doubt, call 9-1-1. Being prepared and understanding the situation will increase the effectiveness of your actions in an emergency. But deciding to act is crucial. It means being ready, willing, and able to help someone until emergency service arrives or the crisis has passed.