Emergency consultation services (322-2427) are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the regular school sessions. On-call nurse practitioners take phone calls from home (not on site at SHC), to assist students and RA’s in making decisions about acute or urgent illnesses, injuries, and the use of emergency services. The Vanderbilt Emergency Department staff handles calls between 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. In the case of obvious severe injury or illness, students should go directly to the Emergency Room.
The Student Health Center does not have an infirmary. Patients requiring observation after hours becuase they are too ill to return to the residence halls, will be observed and/or treated at the Vanderbilt Emergency Department.