In a life-threatening emergency, call the Department of Public Safety (DPS)

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.

After-Hours Medical, Counseling or Sexual Assault Survivor Support Assistance

Follow the recorded instructions. You will be connected to an on-call physician, nurse or crisis counselor.

An advocates program is available to arrange transportation and accompaniment to a SARC location (sexual assault response center) 24/7. Advocates can also help survivors navigate through follow up care, accommodations support, and reporting options.

Needlestick Hotline

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


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.