Physical Emergency

A physical emergency is an injury or situation that requires IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.

In case of a physical emergency, follow these procedures:

Dial 9-1-1.

Contact Public Safety (415.703.9510).

Find or provide care until help arrives.

See also: Nonemergencies »

Psychological Emergency

An acute psychological emergency is when the person is in psychological distress and poses an immediate risk.

Immediate risk occurs when:

The person presents an imminent risk of bodily injury to self, others, or the community. The risk is considered imminent when there is a weapon involved in the situation, when suicide or homicide is being threatened, and there appears to be intent to carry out that threat.

The person’s capacity to function is compromised and basic care of self or others is at immediate risk (current altered states of consciousness due to psychosis, severe anxiety or panic attack, severe catatonic state of depression, mania, or drug or alcohol abuse, and person seems out of control, etc.).

Psychological Emergency Procedures

1) Ensure your own safety. Do not endanger yourself or the community while attempting to help someone at risk.

2) Call 9-1-1

3) Refer to your department's psychological emergency protocol as applicable.

4) Notify Public Safety (415.703.9510) .

Remember, do not leave the individual until additional help arrives -- unless to do so would jeopardize your own safety.

A responsible adult will accompany/follow the student to the hospital in all psychological emergencies.

If the injured/sick person is a work-study student, faculty, or staff member, please notify your supervisor and Human Resources (x3683). Human Resources will determine whether the illness/injury is covered by Worker's Compensation.

Providing Transportation

Never use a personal vehicle to transport an individual in an emergency situation

For critical physical or psychological emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1 for an ambulance or contact Crisis Support Services of Alameda County at 800.309.2131

In a noncritical situation, help find a family member or friend who can provide transportation, or contact Public Safety to set up transportation