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Medical Emergencies

Medical Service - Stethoscope

If the Student Health and Wellness Center is OPEN:

The Student Health and Wellness Center is NOT an emergency room and the staff are NOT first responders. If an emergency occurs, call 911 and then notify Campus Safety and Security at (310) 665-6965.

By calling 911, first responders will provide the most prompt response to an emergency. They will triage the patient and, if needed, call Los Angeles paramedics. Campus Safety and Security will also assess the situation. If Campus Safety and Security determines that the SHWC needs to be involved, they will transport the patient to the SHWC or contact the SHWC directly. For liability purposes, the SHWC is not equipped to provide care outside of the Clinic (Ahmanson 107) and Counseling Room (Ahmanson B05). No medical or psychiatric care will be administered outside of the clinic or counseling center. 

Medical/Psychiatric Emergency Protocol.

If the Student Health and Wellness Center is CLOSED:

Life Threatening Emergencies: Call 911. State the problem and your exact location to the 911 operator. Do not leave the student or area. After you call 911, notify Campus Safety and Security (310.665.6965) that you have an emergency and you have called 911.

After Hours and Weekend Non-urgent Medical Needs:

For Residents: If you become ill or injured when the SHWC is closed, your resident assistant (R.A.) or Coordinator for Residence Life and Housing an give you first-aid supplies or give your information regarding local health care facilities.

For Residents and Non-Residents: The following facilities are available to you:

  • Exer Urgent Care Playa Vista - approx. 5 minutes from campus, M-F 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Sat/Sun 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 6020 Sea Bluff Drive, Suite #1, Playa Vista, CA 90094, 310.862.0400 *no charge for parking, Urgent Care Facility (no Emergency Room), Website
  • Cedars Sinai Urgent Care Playa Vista - approx. 7 minutes from campus, M-F 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Sat/Sun 9:00 AM - 2 :00 PM, 12746 W Jefferson Blvd 2nd floor, Playa Vista, CA 90094, 424.315.2220, Website
  • Cedars Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital Emergency Department - approx. 10 minutes from campus, 24 hour medical care available, 4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 310.823.8911 (Main), ext. 5100 (ER), Website
  • Southern California Hospital Emergency Department - approx. 6 minutes from MFA studios, 24 hours medical care available, 3828 Delmas Terrace, Culver City, CA 90232, 310.836.7000, Website

For Closures During Business Hours (non-urgent Medical needs):If the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed during normal business hours, please go to the Security Office. The Student Affairs Office is also available to answer questions.