After-Hours and Off-Campus Care

**For Urgent or Emergent Issues Only**

If you need urgent medical attention that can not wait until normal business hours, please have our after-hours care provider paged at Hahnemann Family Health Center of Worcester, at 508-334-8830 and identify yourself as a WPI student. The doctor on call will return your call as soon as possible.

If there is a life-threatening emergency or if a student is too sick to make necessary arrangements or needs physical assistance, please contact Campus Police at 508-831-5433 and an officer will respond to the student's location and request an ambulance if warranted. Students with serious illnesses and injuries will be transported to a local hospital via ambulance. The ambulance fee will be the responsibility of the student. To report off-campus emergencies, call 911.

What is an emergent or urgent issue?

Emergencies

Urgent Care

Routine

Loss of consciousness

Worsening concussion

Headache

Severe pain

Consistent pain from existing issue

Improving, but persistent pain

Difficulty breathing

Worsening asthma symptoms - responding well to inhaler

Cough without fever

Chest pain

Injury to chest area

Heartburn, pulled muscle, rib bruise

Uncontrollable bleeding or severe burns

Deep cut that might need stitches or tetanus shot

Minor cuts, scrapes, burns that don't blister

Alcohol poisoning or drug overdose

Alcohol or drug addiction in sober person

 

Allergic reaction

Rash

Seasonal allergies

Fractures or Dislocations

Concussion

Sprains/Strains

Numbness, bluing of extremity 

Painful redness of extremity 

Cuts, scrapes, small bruises

Loss of vision

Redness & constant discharge from eye

Minor itching & redness of eye

Inability to drink fluids >24hrs

Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain

Stomach bugs

Someone who is a danger to self or others

Severe anxiety or depression

Stress, sleep issues, fatigue

Fever >103 not responding to acetaminophen

Fever >100.4 persistent >48hr

Temperature <100.4

Inability to swallow, talk or manage saliva

Sore throat w fever >100.4 degrees C

Minor sore throats, colds, ear aches

Sexual assault

Emergency contraception

Sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy tests

Request for Transportation from the Hospital

When a student is ready to return to campus from a Worcester area hospital after an injury or accident that required hospital transport, the student should call Campus Police at 508-831-5433. The student is responsible for any payment which is not covered by their health insurance policy.

Transportation to Medical Appointments Off-Campus

Students are responsible for arranging for transportation and costs associated with their healthcare. In rare instances, the Medical Transport Committee, composed of representatives of Health Services and Disability Services, may deem it necessary for Campus Police to provide local area transportation to medical appointments.

WPI's after-hours healthcare provider, the Hahnemann Family Health Center, is located at:

279 Lincoln Street

Worcester, MA 01605

508-334-8830