Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 863-4111 for emergency medical care in case of sudden illness or injury. Reasons to call EMS include but are not limited to:
- Difficulty breathing
- Major bleeding
- Obvious major injury
- Injury that impairs mobility
- Loss of consciousness or unresponsiveness
- Diminished consciousness or mental confusion
- Severe pain - of sudden onset, of unknown cause, or of long duration
- Severe alcohol/other drug intoxication
Brown Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an advanced life support system, will respond and provide pre-hospital care, and transportation to the hospital or Health Services (only during full service hours) as necessary. In the event that Brown EMS is already engaged, back-up response is available from Providence Fire Department EMS.
Brown University EMS is staffed by paid supervisors (Paramedics or EMT-Cardiacs) and student volunteer-EMTs. The EMS administrative office number is 863-3671. Do not call this number for medical services.
Click here for more information about Brown University EMS.
Call 863-3953 for an appointment for acute problems which include:
- Chest congestion
- Eye infection
- Urinary infection
- Pregnancy testing
- Muscle strains
- Cuts or lacerations
- Vomiting, diarrhea
- Prescription refills
Anytime during your visit, if you feel too sick while waiting because you might faint or otherwise lose control, tell the receptionist; they will see that you get immediate attention.
Medical advice and an on-call physician is always available 24 / 7 during the academic year. Students can call Health Services anytime @ 401-863-1330 for medical advice on what to do.