Emergencies and After Hours Concerns

Emergency Care

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.
  • Nausea/vomiting.
  • 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.
  • Confusion.
  • 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.

Urgent care

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 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WellNow - Appointments are highly recommended. Please check their website for accepted insurances to ensure you have coverage.
5001 NY-23 Oneonta

7 days a week from 8 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Health and Wellness Center

Phone: 607-436-3573

Fax: (607) 436-2074


Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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