A medical emergency is a life threatening situation that requires immediate attention. Examples of a medical emergency include (but are not confined to) the following:
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- persistent, severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
If you have a medical emergency on campus that requires an ambulance, dial the Emergency Campus helpline on 01 716 7999. They will call an ambulance and ensure that they are met upon their arrival on campus and are escorted to your exact location.
If you are off campus you should dial 112 and ask for an ambulance.
Urgent Medical situation (Non-Life threatening)
If you have an urgent health problem that is not life threatening your GP is your first port of call.
Useful UCD contacts:
UCD Student Health (During normal office hours)
Telephone 01 716 3133/3134
Doctor’s Appointments - East Doc 01 209 4021
House Calls - Contractors Medical Bureau (01) 830 0244
Accident and Emergency at St. Vincent's University Hospital