Medical emergencies and care

Emergency preparedness

Medical emergencies and care

Emergency medical response

In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 and request that an ambulance be dispatched to the location. The member of the SCAD community making the call should remain at the location until the emergency responders arrive. Be prepared to give the following details:

  1. The person's name
  2. Information about the incident
  3. Details about the person's condition

After you have contacted 911, call the SCAD Derpartment of Public Safety to report the incident.


For emergency care in Atlanta, go to Piedmont Hospital located at:

1968 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30349

Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree NE
Atlanta, GA 30308


For emergency care in Savannah, go to either:

Memorial Health University Medical Center
4700 Waters Ave.
Savannah, GA 31404

St. Joseph's
11705 Mercy Blvd.
Savannah, GA 31419

5353 Reynolds St.
Savannah, GA 31405

Learn more about the Memorial Health University Physicians SCAD Student Health Center.

Non-emergency medical response


Concentra Urgent Care
688 Spring St.
Atlanta, GA 30308

Piedmont Minor Emergency Clinic
2108 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305


Memorial Health University Health Center operates a clinic for SCAD students, faculty and staff for routine healthcare.

The clinic is located at:
300 Bull St., Suite 102
Savannah, GA 31401
Hours of operation

Additionally, there are Urgent One centers located at:
14089 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419

110 Medical Park Drive
Pooler, GA 31322

Alcohol emergencies

A high blood concentration level of alcohol can result in unpredictable behavior, unconsciousness and even death. This emergency condition can be compounded if other drugs were also taken.

Call 911 if the person:

  • Cannot be awakened by shaking or shouting
  • Has shallow or irregular breathing
  • Drank alcohol in combination with other drugs
  • Has cold, clammy or flushed skin
  • Is disoriented, incoherent or has collapsed. In this situation do not leave the person alone. Lay them on their side. Check regularly for breathing and consciousness until medical help arrives.
  • After calling 911, call SCAD Security to report the incident.

Mental health emergencies


Call 911 or the following:

Ridgeview Institute
3995 S. Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
770.434.4567 or 800.329.9775

Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303


For all mental health emergencies in Savannah, contact 911 and the SCAD Department of Public Safety.

Additional contact information

  • Drug Helpline: 800.662.4357
  • Poison Control: 800.222.1222
  • Fulton County Health (Atlanta): 404.612.1211
  • Chatham County Health (Savannah): 912.356.2441

Rape Crisis Center

  • Atlanta: 404.616.4861
  • Savannah: 912.233.7273

Emergency contact numbers

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