Handling Emergencies

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If you or a friend are in immediate danger and the nurse is not available call Campus Safety (574.807.7500) or 911 immediately. In case of a non-life threatening medical emergency contact your Resident Director or Campus Safety (574.807.7500) for medical assistance.

Mental Health

In case of a life threatening mental health emergency for yourself or a friend, call Campus Safety (574.807.7500) and 911. Never leave a friend who is suicidal alone. In case of a non life threatening but urgent mental health emergency occurring after regular Wellness Center hours, contact the Bethel University Counseling Services emergency answering services at 574.236.5717. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the academic year.

The Wellness Center does not recommend transporting a friend or yourself to the emergency room or Epworth Memorial Hospital by yourself. Please call Campus Safety or your resident director for assistance, or your local EMS (911).

Examples of Emergencies

  • Heart attack or chest pain
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Sudden loss of vision, speech, or movement of body part
  • Seizure
  • Broken bone
  • Severe injury from a gunshot, knife, or accident
  • Drug/alcohol overdose or poisoning
  • Back or neck injuries
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Accidental overdose
  • Feelings of wanting to hurt yourself or someone else
  • Suicide attempt
  • Respiratory Difficulty (severe asthma attack)

Local Hospital Emergency Departments

  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
    5215 Holy Cross Parkway
    Mishawaka, IN 46545

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  • Memorial Hospital/Emergency Care Center
    615 North Michigan Street
    South Bend, IN 46601

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  • Epworth Memorial Hospital (Mental Health Care) 
    420 North Niles Ave.
    South Bend, IN 46617

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Local Urgent Care Facilities

*The information provided in this website is for educational and informational use only. It does not provide medical or psychological advice and is not intended to replace the services of a trained medical or psychological professional. Please discuss health and mental health concerns with your healthcare provider.