Life Threatening and Serious Emergencies


Call 828.227.8911
Examples of emergencies this category include:

  • Seizures / Head injury
  • Bleeding (heavy or uncontrollable)
  • Breathing problems / Chest pain
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Suicidal ideation or action
  • Sexual Assault
  • Suspicious person or intruder
  • Hearing voices, disoriented or otherwise misperceiving reality
  • Homicidal, aggressive or potentially violent intentions / actions
  • Acute medical issues warranting immediate treatment

When You Call 828.227.8911, Let Them Know:

  • You are calling to report an emergency at Western Carolina University
  • The address
  • The injury or situation
  • The telephone number you are calling from
  • Your name and follow-up phone number

Upon completion of report, be sure to follow-up with your supervisor and the Office of Student Affairs at 828.227.7147, in accordance with university protocols.


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