If you feel you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or University Police at (607) 436-3550. If needed, University Police will coordinate with Oneonta City Fire Department to provide ambulance transport to a local emergency room.
Here are just a few examples of medical emergencies:
- Feeling of suffocation or significant difficulty breathing.
- Blue lips or swelling of face, lips, tongue.
- 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 pain or tightness/pressure in chest, with or without any of the following:
- Shortness of breath.
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, jaw back or arms.
- Heart palpitations.
- Dizziness, severe light-headedness or weakness.
Described as severe, persistent or rapidly increasing, vomiting blood or dark material that looks like coffee grounds.
- Bleeding from any wound or cut that cannot be controlled with direct pressure.
- Vomiting blood or a large amount of blood in stool.
- Lasting more than a few seconds.
- With heart palpitations.
- History of recent head injury.
- Loss of movement, numbness or weakness in any part of body.
- 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, throat, or lips.
- Breathing difficulty, chest pain, abdominal pain, or mental status change.
- Thoughts of harming yourself or others, with a plan to carry it out.
- Extensive burn area which is white and painless.
- Severe pain and extensive burn area which is red and blistered.
- Sudden severe pain, may be described as worst headache ever.
- Fever or stiff neck.
- Confusion or other mental status change.
- Sudden onset weakness, numbness on one side of the body, or changes in vision.
- 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.
When the Health Center is closed, the following urgent care/ walk-in clinics are available. Don’t forget to bring your insurance card.
Bassett Convenient Care - Must call for appointment.
1 Associated Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
WellNow - Appointments are highly recommended.
5001 NY-23 Oneonta
7 days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm