Samford University


Emergencies and Crises

Life Threatening

In case of life-threatening injuries or illness, or if an individual is not responsive: 

  • On/off campus call 911
  • Be prepared to say exactly where you are
  • Keep the victim calm

To obtain medical care, use a local emergency department:

St. Vincent's Hospital
806 St. Vincent's Drive
(205) 939-7100 


Although the conditions below may not be life-threatening, have a medial evalution as soon as possible if you experience any of them. When University Health Services is open, call (205) 726-2835 to let them know you are coming.

For other urgent issues on campus, please call Public Safety at 205-726-2020

Examples of urgent conditions include:
-Significant pain (e.g. in the chest, abdomen, head or ear, especially with fever)
-Asthma (when not responding to usual medication)
-Urinary infection
-Possible fracture or dislocation
-Any injury with significant pain or swelling
-Minor cuts
-Major bee sting reaction -- hives, wheezing or swelling (e.g. whole arm or leg swells)



If you make an appointment, you are likely to be seen sooner.

Call (205) 726-2835 for an appointment

Examples of non-emergencies include:
-Bruises/abrasions (scrapes)
-Minor burns
-Sore throats / cough 

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