Is This an Emergency?

ATTENTION: Important Emergency Message

Power outage on parts of campus

During tonight's storm, power was lost on the western part of campus, including the traditional residence halls and areas around Brigham and Gardner Halls. Crews are working to restore power. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Effective Time and Date (CST):
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 9:15pm

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Emergency rooms are specifically designed to manage life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Examples of illnesses and injuries appropriate to be seen in emergency rooms include:

  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of consciousness
  • drug overdose
  • acute alcohol intoxication
  • gunshot or knife wounds
  • fractures
  • seizures
  • accidents such as falls or involving motor vehicles
  • eye injuries
  • severe lacerations
  • high fever (greater than 101°F) with a severe headache and a stiff neck

Should I go to an immediate/urgent care facility?

Urgent care facilities provide evening and weekend health care for acute problems that are NOT life-threatening. Examples of illnesses and injuries managed at these facilities include:

  • rashes
  • upper respiratory infections
  • sore throats
  • earaches
  • headaches
  • abrasions
  • lacerations
  • flu
  • back pain
  • sprains
  • minor fractures

If you cannot decide whether you require immediate medical care, call the Student Health Services  'Ask a Nurse' or the local hospital to speak with someone who can help you decide.

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