Emergencies

If you have an immediate medical, mental health, or sexual assault matter

Please call the 24/7 USC Student Health line, (213) 740-9355 (WELL), to connect to an advice nurse, mental health counselor, or confidential advocate.

The advocates program can arrange transportation and accompaniment to a SARC location (sexual assault response center) 24/7. Advocates are confidential resources and can also help survivors navigate through follow up care, academic and housing accommodations support, and reporting options. Contact a confidential advocate if you have experienced sexual assault or gender-based harm (including stalking or intimate partner violence) for help.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please do not wait for a response and seek treatment immediately.

  • 911 is the general emergency phone number in the United States.
  • The nearest 24/7 urgent care is Optum Urgent Care, 1120 West Washington Blvd., 213-623-2225.
  • The Department of Public Safety is available 24/7 on both USC campuses, 213-740-4321 (UPC) and 323-442-1000 (HSC)

When you are on campus, call DPS for the fastest emergency vehicle response. When outside of the USC campus vicinities, call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.

Needlestick Hotline

For USC students in health profession degree programs who are exposed to potential bloodborne pathogens.

Naloxone (Overdose reversal)

Naloxone (commercially known as the nasal spray Narcan) can reverse the effects of an accidental overdose from opioids. Any physician in California can prescribe it to someone at risk of overdose. Naloxone is also available by pharmacist consultation and can be filled at USC Pharmacies on campus. Narcan is a covered benefit in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan administered through Aetna. Treatment is available and effective, talk to your medical or mental health provider at USC Student Health to discuss a treatment plan. Learn more at safety.usc.edu/drugs.

Dental Trauma

Students who experience dental trauma — “a knocked out tooth” (see postcard for full instructions) — should keep the tooth moist in cold, whole milk or re-inserted in their mouth, and arrange immediate attention (within 30 minutes). To receive a “save a tooth kit” please call Student Health (213-740-9355/WELL) or the Department of Public Safety (213-740-4321 or 323-442-1000) and say you need a “Save A Tooth” kit.

After you have preserved the tooth, arrange to be seen for dental trauma. During business hours contact the dentistry operator at 213-740-2800 to reach the urgent care and advanced endodontics clinics. For evening, weekend, or holiday dental emergencies, call the after-hours dentistry line at 213-764-5660. 

COVID-19

The most recent infomation regarding the university’s response to COVID-19 may be found at coronavirus.usc.edu. General questions may be directed to covid19@usc.edu. Students and on-campus faculty and staff seeking testing should schedule an appointment in MySHR.

If you have tested positive with an antigen kit, follow these instructions and complete the contact tracing form in MySHR.

 

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