Emergency Care


In case of acute illness or an emergency accident

For medical emergencies (e.g., loss of consciousness, cardiac arrest, seizure, head injury, serious fall or fractures, excessive bleeding), the victim or a bystander should first call 911 emergency response system.  Campus Safecty (843-3333) and Residence Life staff (843-3241) should be called immediately after 911.  The Health Center staff will assist with emergencies during office hours.  Campus Safety and Health Center Staff members are certified in CPR, First Aid, and will render care until an ambulance arrives. 

If you need help with transportation to a medical facility after hours, you should contact the Campus Safety Office or a Resdience Life staff ember on duty.  The list of staff on call is posted in every residence hall.  For liability reasons, staff will transport only if there are no other options for transportation.

For medical assistance, call the Health Center during office hours. After hours, follow this procedure if it is a non-emergency:

  • Methodist University Hospital Emergency Room
    (2.5 miles from campus—view map)
    1265 Union Ave
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital East Emergency Room
    (8.75 miles from campus—view map)
    6019 Walnut Grove
  • Baptist Minor Medical Center
    (3.25 miles from campus—view map)
    3295 Poplar Avenue
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Monday-Sunday
  • Methodist Minor Medical Center
    1803 Union Ave., Suite # 2
    Memphis, TN 38104
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 12 p.m.-9 p.m. 
  • Walgreens Pharmacy/Take Care Clinic
    1863 Union Avenue (Union & McLean—view map)
    Clinic Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                  

For crisis and suicide prevention counseling

  • National Hopeline Network
  • Suicide & Crisis Intervention (local)
  • Emergency Mental Health Services (local)