Current Emergency

For life-threatening emergencies:

  • On-campus, dial 8-2222
  • Off-campus, dial 911


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General Emergency Information

Medical Emergencies During Non-Disaster Situations

For medical emergencies during non-disaster situations please call

On campus:

  • 8-2222 (from a campus phone)
  • (415) 388-2222 (from a cell phone)


Anyone calling from a cell phone on campus should call (415) 338-2222, NOT 8-2222 to connect to the campus police. Calling 911 on campus, the call will be transferred to California Highway Patrol and University police may be unaware of a campus emergency.


Off campus:

Call 911

Emergency Preparedness

In an emergency or catastrophic disaster, the Student Health Services will mobilize its personal and resources to provide basic aid and limited medical services to the campus community in conjunction with local, state, and federal government assistance.


The Student Health Services has developed a protocol for emergencies and assigned specific staff to deal with various aspects of such situations. However, due to the size of the campus community (30,000-38,0000 people) and limited resources/staff (50 staff) of the Student Health Services, we encourages the campus staff and faculty to prepare for a catastrophic disaster. 

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Basic Preparation for Disaster Situations

When it comes to preparing for an earthquake or other disaster, Student Heatlh Services encourages students, staff, and faculty to:


Basic Disaster Supplies

  • Water

  • Food

  • First aid supplies

  • Clothing, bedding and sanitation supplies

  • Tools

  • Special items


Kit Locations


  • Your disaster supplies kit should contain essential food, water, and supplies for at least three days.
  • Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
  • Additionally, you may want to consider having supplies for sheltering for up to two weeks.



  • This kit should be in one container, and ready to "grab and go" in case you are evacuated from your workplace.
  • Make sure you have food and water in the kit. Also, be sure to have comfortable walking shoes at your workplace in case an evacuation requires walking long distances.



  • In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.
  • This kit should contain food, water, first aid supplies, flares, jumper cables, and seasonal supplies.



SF State Emergency Preparedness


Earthquake Preparedness


How to Make a Kit

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