Urgent/Emergency Care

If you need urgent/emergency care, call University Police at 315.312.5555, or simply 5555 if you are on a campus phone. If you are off campus call 911.

When the clinic is not open during the academic year, the Student Association Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SAVAC) can provide emergency coverage and transport to Oswego Hospital Emergency Room. To reach SAVAC dial 911 or 315-312-5555. SAVAC does not transport to Urgent Care. The student is responsible for any costs associated with after-hours health care.

You may utilize our after-hours nurse triage line by calling (877)-617-9538 for medical advice, and following the prompts to connect to FONEMED. Registered nurses are available to talk with students to help determine a plan of care. FONEMED is intended for medical advice only. Please note that they are NOT located on campus and do not have access to your personal medical record. Therefore, they cannot tell you your immunization compliance, call in prescriptions, or provide your lab or X-ray results. A summary of each call will be faxed to the Student Health Center to ensure proper follow-up care.

Hospitals/Urgent Care

Oswego Hospital Emergency Room

110 West 6th street

Oswego, NY 13126

PH#: 315.349.5522

Lake Ontario Prompt Medical Care

300 Route 104 #2

Oswego, NY 13126

PH#: 315.216.4036

Fulton Urgent Care

510 South 4th street

Fulton, NY 13069

PH#: 315.592.3500

Alcohol and Other Drug Emergencies

An overdose occurs when a toxic amount of a drug/medicine is taken. Many substances can cause harm when too much is taken, including alcohol, prescription/OTC medications, illegal drugs, and some herbal remedies. Risk of overdose is increased when more than one drug is taken at the same time, or the person is not used to taking a certain drug.

An overdose is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention. ALWAYS call 911 if a drug overdose/alcohol poisoning is suspected

What should I do if a friend had too much to drink

Call 911. Alcohol poisoning can lead to death. Know the signs of alcohol poisoning using C.U.P.S:

  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Unresponsive
  • Puking
  • Slow breathing

Don’t leave them to “sleep it off”

  • Call 911 or SAVAC
  • Try to wake the person
  • DON’T leave them alone
  • Roll them on their side to avoid choking from vomit

What should I do if I think my friend has overdosed?

A wide range of signs and symptoms can occur when a person overdoses, and everyone responds differently. Signs and symptoms depends on a variety of factors such as which drug was taken, the amount taken, and the person's state of health at the time. Do not put your own safety in danger. Some drugs can cause a person to lash out in unpredictable manners, it is not safe to try to reason with a person who has overdosed. Call a medical professional right away.

  • Call 911 or SAVAC right away
  • Don't give them anything to eat or drink
  • DON’T leave them alone
  • Don't put them in a shower
  • Don't let them sleep
  • Don't make them throw up
  • Don't leave them to "sleep it off"
  • Get information

Will I get in trouble if I call for help?

Under the Good Samaritan Policy the victim or the witness is not subject to formal disciplinary actions with the college. SUNY Oswego encourages a witness or a victim of an AOD related emergency to seek medical assistance right away.

Sexual Assault

Use the following resources to access care or information. Remember, it is your decision whether or not to report the assault. A trained counselor or advocate can help you explore options, and work with law enforcement if you choose to:

Campus Police

315.312.5555

Oswego City Police

315.342.8120 or 911

Oswego Hospital ER

315.349.5511

Mary Walker Health Center

315.312.4100

Counseling Services Center

315.312.4416

Title IX Office

Lisa M.Evaneski- Title IX Coordinator

lisa.evaneski@oswego.edu

315.312.5604 (private voicemail)

SAF (Services To Aid Families)

315.342.1600

National Sexual Assault Hotline

800.656.HOPE(4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

800.799.SAFE(7233)

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault/Sexual violence is physical sexual act perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. Such acts include, but are not limited to, rape, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. 

Sexual contact means the intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing, of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks of any person with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.” 

Title IX Definitions 

What do I do if I have been sexually assaulted?

  • Go immediately to a safe place and seek the support of someone you trust.
  • Call 911 or campus police at X5555 on a campus phone
  • Do not change clothing, shower, douche, bathe, comb hair, brush teeth, eat, drink, or in any way alter/dispose of potential evidence.
  • Seek medical care at a hospital emergency department
  • Even if you decide to not report the assault, it is recommended that you get medical care as soon as possible. Such care may include:
    • Prevention of sexually transmitted infections, HIV, or pregnancy
    • Screening to detect the presence of date rape drugs such as Rohypnol
    • A rape kit can be obtained up to 96 hours (4 days) after the incident

What if I go over the 96 hour time?

  • You can still get help:
    • Seek follow up medical care (Walker Health Center, ER, primary care provider)
    • Get help with the emotional and psychological impact from the assault (Counseling Services Center, SAF, Title IX)

How can I help someone who has been sexually assaulted?

  • Listen-Listen in a different way. Listen to your friend fully without saying anything. There is nothing wrong with silence as your friend is telling their experience. When your friend is finished speaking. Take a moment to gather your thoughts before saying anything.
  • Remind them that it is NOT their fault- There was nothing they could do to deserve or asked to be raped. Here are some examples of what you should NEVER say to a survivor:
    • What were you wearing?
    • What did you do to lead them on?
    • Were you drunk?
    • Were you flirting with them, and gave them the wrong impression?
    • Why didn't you fight back?
    • Are you lying?
  • Be sensitive about asking questions- Ask them if it's ok that you are asking these questions to better understand their experience.
  • Honor their autonomy-It is up to your friend to make decisions on how they want to proceed. Even if you don't agree, make sure to support them with whatever they choose.
  • Remember, a survivors response is complex and varied-Everyone responds to physical and emotional trauma differently, and there's no time restraint for someone to experience the emotional and physical trauma of an assault.
  • Establish that they are safe- Emotional safety is one thing, but there's is also the importance of physical safety as well. Offer your friend the comfort of your presence by walking them to places that seem scary. Even small tasks can leave a big impact on helping your friend in this troubling time.
  • Offer resources for your friend- Offering your friend resources is a good stepping stone, but if your friend chooses to not use those resources, honor their decision to do so.
  • Remember, sexual assault can happen to ANYONE- Anyone on the gender spectrum can be victims of sexual assault.

Remember:

If you are sexually assaulted, it is not your fault. It’s never too late to call for help

Mental Health Emergencies

How do I know if it’s an emergency?

Students that are having thoughts about harming themselves or others, those who are struggling to function or having trouble taking care of basic daily needs, should be seen by a mental health professional as soon as possible. If something is urgent and you need to see a counselor, contact the Counseling Services Center at 315.312.4416 at the Mary Walker Health Center.

What do I do if the Counseling Services Center is closed?

-You may utilize our after-hours crisis line by calling (315-312-4416) Choose prompt “2” to be connected to a counselor.

-Call 911 or Campus Police at x5555

-Go to the nearest emergency room

Additional Resources:

Oswego Hospital Emergency Room

110 West 6th street

Oswego, NY 13126

PH#: 315.349.5522

SUNY Oswego University Police 

Pathfinder Hall 

315.312.5555 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1.800.273.TALK (8255) 

*available 24/7

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

*Has a chat service as well-All of your communications are securely encrypted from both computers.

Contact Community Services

24 hour contact hotline

Suicide, crisis, and telephone counseling

315.251.0600