If a student is experiencing a health emergency, they should call 911 or University Police at 607-436-3550.
For after hours non-emergent assistance a nurse help line is available. Please call the Health Center to be connected 607-436-3573.
Fox Hospital is located five minutes from campus. Call 911 for a life threatening emergency. University police, 436-3550, can also be contacted to dispatch Oneonta State Emergency Squad. They are on duty most nights and weekends and are staffed by NYS EMTs and first responders. They operate similarly as your local emergency squad. Ambulance transport to the local ER is done by Oneonta City Fire Department and will bill your medical insurance for emergency transport.
- Feeling of suffocation.
- Blue lips.
- Severe wheezing not relieved by prescribed bronchodilator.
- Inability to speak.
- Breathing difficulties with a history of blood< clot of the lung or collapsed Lung.
Severe or as tightness/ pressure and accompanied by any of the following:
- Shortness of breath.
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, jaw back or arms.
- Heart palpitations.
- Dizziness or weakness.
Described as severe, persistent or rapidly increasing, vomiting blood or dark material that looks like coffee grounds.
- A knife wound a wound or cut that cannot be controlled with direct pressure.
- Vomiting blood or a large amount of blood in stool.
- With heart palpitations head injury or history of recent head injury.
- Severe pain.
- Loss of movement in arms or legs.
- Difficulty speaking.
- Ingestion or exposure to a substance you have had a severe reaction to in the past (use epipen if indicated).
- Difficulty swallowing, feeling of swelling in the tongue or throat.
- Breathing difficulty.
- Suicidal thoughts with a plan and means to carry out the plan.
- Intent to harm others.
- Extensive burn which is white and painless.
- Severe pain and extensive burn area is red and blistered.
- Sudden severe pain, may be described as worst headache ever.
- High fever and stiff neck.
- Confusion and/or difficult to arouse.
- Sudden onset weakness, numbness on one side of the body.
- Inability to speak.
- Bone is protruding through the skin.
- Extremity is cold, blue and painful.
- Penetrating stab/gunshot wound.
- Severe neck injury.
- Head injury with difficulty moving arms or legs or slurred speech.
If you are experiencing an after-hours health issue, you may consider the following:
When the Health Center is closed, the following urgent care/ walk-in clinics are available. Don’t forget to bring your insurance card.
1 Associated Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820
Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am -4:-00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
5001 NY-23 Oneonta
7 days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
If the Health Center and Urgent Care Centers are closed, and students feel they can't wait for the clinics to open, they can call for a taxi to take them to the emergency room at Fox Hospital on Main Street in Oneonta. Ambulance rides are expensive and are best used only in emergency situations.
You can also consult with a parent or another trusted source about how to care for yourself until the Health Center opens in the morning.