Medical Emergencies

Immediately call the Yeshiva University Security Department for all emergency medical services. 

  • Wilf Campus Security (24 Hour)                                                                     (212) 960-5200
  • Beren Campus Security                                                                                  (212) 340-7460
  • Cardozo Law School Security                                                                         (212) 790-0303

Yeshiva University security officers are first responders and are trained in first aid. Security will simultaneously call for Hatzolah ambulance services or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) thru 911 and immediately dispatch officers to the scene to assist until medical assistance arrives on the scene.

  • FDNY Emergency Medical Services (EMS)                                                  911
  • Hatzolah                                                                                                        (212) 230-1000
                                                                                                                          (212) 387-1750

If you call either 911 or Hatzolah yourself, please place another call to YU Security so we can expedite the emergency response to your location on campus.

Essential Action Steps and Conditions for All Medical Emergencies

The instructions that follow are intended as guidelines for untrained individuals who witness or are personally involved in a medical emergency.

  • Remain calm.
  • Call the Yeshiva University's Security Department and briefly describe the incident, nature of the injuries and location of the injured person.
  • DANGER: Do not put yourself at risk to help someone else. Assess the scene first. Do not help the victim or attempt a rescue unless you are ABSOLUTELY certain that the environment in which the victim is located is safe and does not represent a life-threatening situation for you.
  • If you observe what appears to be a medical emergency and a potentially hazardous situation through a closed door's vision panel, do not open the door until Public Safety officers arrive on the scene. Opening a door can be very risky (e.g., a smoldering fire can flare up and/or you can suddenly be surrounded by a hazardous atmosphere).
  • Do not move an injured person unless s/he is in further danger (e.g., advancing fire).