Medical Emergencies

What to do in case of a

Medical Emergency

Potentially Life-Threatening or Serious Medical Issues

A medical emergency may occur for many reasons. Examples of an emergency medical situations include but are not limited to: chest pain, difficulty breathing, major injury (broken bones, bleeding, etc), unconsciousness / unresponsiveness, seizures, etc.

  • Call 911 immediately for Emergency Medical Service
    • You can also text to 911, contact the Campus Public Safety Office (503-725-5911), or activate one of the blue light emergency phones on campus
  • Report the location, nature of injury or illness, current condition of the injured person, and any other requested information
  • If possible, and you are comfortable doing so, perform first aid
    • Only use CPR or an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) if you feel comfortable and have been trained to do so
  • Wait with the injured person until emergency responders have arrived
  • Do not move the injured person unless they are in immediate danger
  • Send someone to meet emergency responders when they arrive

Non-Life Threatening Medical Issues

  • Staff / Faculty
    • Contact or visit your healthcare provider for additional information and / or medical advice
    • See below for a list of hospitals and urgent care clinics near to the PSU campus
  • Students
    • Visit the Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) or your external healthcare provider for additional information and / or medical advice
    • Any SHAC-eligible student can access SHAC services regardless of their health insurance coverage
      • SHAC location: 1880 SW 6th Ave (University Center Building)
        Contact: Main Line: 503-725-2800
        SHAC Hours: Mon-Thur: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Fri: 9:30am - 5:00pm

After the Emergency

  • Staff / Faculty
    • Report the incident to your supervisor and / or Human Resources
    • If necessary, work with Human Resources on any needed workplace accommodations
  • Students

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Off Campus Resources

The following are some hospitals and urgent care medical clinics near to the PSU campus:

  • Oregon Health and Science University
    • Address (Emergency Room): 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland
    • Travel Time: 7 minutes by car, 21 minutes by bus (#8)
    • Contact: 503-494-7551 (Emergency Room)
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • Address: 1015 NW 22nd Ave, Portland (on NW 23rd Ave. between NW Marshall and NW Northrup)
    • Travel Time: 12 Minutes by car, 25 minutes by streetcar (NS Line)
    • Contact: 503-413-7711 (Emergency Room)
  • Zoom Care (Downtown)
    • Address: 900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 (enter on 4th)
    • Travel Time: 9 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bus (#8,#9,#17), 14 minute walk
    • Contact: 503-684-8252
  • Zoom Care (Pearl)
    • Address: 202 NW 13th Ave, Portland
    • Travel Time: 6 Minutes by car, 17 minutes by streetcar (A-Loop or NS Line)
    • Contact: 503-684-8252
  • Legacy GoHealth Urgent Care
    • Address: 1244 NW Marshall St, Portland
    • Travel Time: 9 Minutes by car, 21 minutes by streetcar (NS Line)
    • Contact: 971-232-8620
  • Providence Express Care (Pearl District)
    • Address: 1025 NW 14th Ave, Portland
    • Travel Time: 8 Minutes by car, 22 minutes by streetcar (NS Line)
    • Contact: 888-227-3312
  • AFC Urgent Care NW Portland
    • Address: 25 NW 23rd Pl, Ste 11, Portland
    • Travel Time: 11 minutes by car, 28 minutes by transit (A-Loop Streetcar transfer to Bus #20)
    • Contact: 503-894-5668 (Emergency: 503-305-6262)

Points of Contact

Call or text: 911
PSU Emergency: 503-725-5911
PSU Non-Emergency: 503-725-4407