What to do in an Emergency

What to do in a MEDICAL Emergency

A medical emergency is an injury or illness that is acute and poses an immediate risk to a person's life or long term health. These emergencies may require assistance from another person, who should ideally be suitably qualified to do so, although some of these emergencies can be dealt with by the victim themselves.

Any individual involved in an emergency situation requiring medical assistance should notify Safety and Security directly, at any time, and supply as much information as possible about the situation (i.e. location of person in need of aid, nature of injury or illness.)

  • Middletown: 341-4710
  • Newburgh: 341-9533

You may also call the Wellness Center during open hours:

  • Middletown: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, 341-4870.
  • Newburgh: Thursdays, 8:30 am - 2 :00 pm, 341-4870.

If possible, remain with the person until help arrives.

What to do in a MENTAL HEALTH Emergency

A mental health emergency is a life threatening situation in which an individual is:

  • Imminently threatening harm to self or others
  • Severely disoriented or out of touch with reality
  • Demonstrating a severe inability to function
  • Otherwise distraught and out of control.

Examples of a Mental Health Emergency include:

  • Acting on a suicide threat
  • Homicidal or threatening behavior
  • Self-injury needing immediate medical attention
  • Severely impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Highly erratic or unusual behavior that indicates very unpredictable behavior
  • An inability to care for themselves

In the event of a mental health emergency, please call:

  • Safety and Security at any time:
    • Middletown: 341-4710
    • Newburgh: 341-9533
  • The Wellness Center during open hours:

    • Middletown: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, 341-4870.
    • Newburgh: Thursdays, 8:30 am - 2 :00 pm, 341-4870.
  • If possible, remain with the person until help arrives.

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