UMass Boston

General Medicine
All departmental services are located in the Quinn Administration Building, 2nd floor.
Phone: 617-287-5660
Fax: 617-287-3977
Counseling Center

24/7 Crisis Phone Support
855.634.4135

Phone: 617.287.5690
Fax: 617.287.5507
Health & Wellness

Emergencies

UMass Boston's Department of Public Safety has first responders who attend to all on-campus emergencies.

Please call 911 for immediate assistance.

Medical Emergencies

What is a Medical Emergency?

According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the following are warning signs of a medical emergency:

  • Bleeding that will not stop
  • Breathing problems (difficulty breathing, shortness of breath)
  • Change in mental status (such as unusual behavior, confusion, difficulty arousing)
  • Chest pain
  • Choking
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • A feeling of committing suicide or murder
  • Head or spine injury
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Sudden injury due to a motor vehicle accident, burns or smoke inhalation, near drowning, deep or large wound, or other injuries
  • Sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness, or change in vision
  • Swallowing a poisonous substance
  • Severe abdominal pain or pressure

This is not an exhaustive list; if you think you are having an emergency, call 911. 

What to do in a Medical Emergency?

UMass Boston's Department of Public Safety has first responders who attend to all on-campus emergencies that may occur.

Please call 911 for immediate assistance from the police, fire department, and/or ambulance.

After-Hour Emergency Medical Facilities

Community Emergency Resources

 

Mental Health Emergencies

What is a Mental Health Emergency?

Mental health emergencies include but are not limited to:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Suicidal intentions, making suicidal statements, or suicide attempts
  • Impulses to hurt yourself
  • Severe mental confusion or disorientation
  • Incoherent or disjointed speech
  • A loss of contact with reality, including hearing or seeing things that are not there and/or ideas or beliefs that are not realistic
  • Extreme panic
  • Demonstrated inability to care for oneself
  • Have just been a victim of violence or assault

If someone you know says they are feeling suicidal:

  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Take any reference to suicide seriously
  • Get help right away

What to do in a Mental Health Emergency?

University Health Services

Emergency mental health assistance is available 24/7 at University Health Services:

  • Call the Counseling Center at (617) 287-5690 on weekdays, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Call the Crisis Line at (855) 634-4135 to speak with a clinician when the Counseling Center is closed. 

Community Emergency Resources

General Medicine
All departmental services are located in the Quinn Administration Building, 2nd floor.
Phone: 617-287-5660
Fax: 617-287-3977
Counseling Center

24/7 Crisis Phone Support
855.634.4135

Phone: 617.287.5690
Fax: 617.287.5507
Health & Wellness