Phone Numbers and Local Hospitals

For on-campus emergencies, call 6-3333.

Public Safety will send an officer and the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) to assist you.

For off-campus emergency, Call 911.


Local Emergency Departments

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St.
Newton, Mass.
(617) 243-6193
Open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week

Reasons to go to the Emergency Room

  • Sexual violence
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness/change in consciousness/seizure
  • Sudden, severe pain (abdominal, chest, head) which is not relieved with over the counter medication.
  • A major injury
  • Bleeding that does not stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure, or a deep cut which may need stitches in order to stop the bleeding.
  • Poisoning or overdose
  • Severe or worsening reaction to an insect bite or sting, or to a medication, especially if breathing is difficult
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Severe vaginal bleeding

Conditions for which you may call the following day for an appointment

  • Fever which goes down with Tylenol or aspirin
  • Sore throat, colds, cough, earache
  • Minor cuts or burns
  • Skin rash
  • Mild nausea with vomiting or diarrhea without fever
  • Mild burning or irritation on urination
  • Chronic joint or muscle pain/strain

You must use your best judgment on how to care for yourself when we are not open.

You may enlist the advice of our on-call clinician by calling 781-239-1948.