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Emergency Services

As a student, Beu Health Center is considered your primary health care facility while you are on campus. Student health insurance will usually cover emergency medical charges when a referral is made from Beu Health Center or when the Health Center is closed.

Emergency Numbers

  1. For Immediate Emergency Care : Call 9-1-1
  2. Medical Emergencies:
    McDonough District Hospital
    General Phone: 309-833-4101
    Ambulance: 309-837-4500
  3. Mental Health Emergencies:
    McDonough District Hospital Behavioral Health - 309-836-1582.
  4. 1-800-942-5969 Illinois Poison Center

Finding Care When We're Closed

  • Dial 9-1-1 for immediate emergency care
  • McDonough District Hospital is an accredited trauma center and the closest 24-hour emergency service.
    Location: 525 E. Grant St. in Macomb
    General Phone: 309-833-4101
    Emergency Dept. 309-837-4500
  • McDonough District Hospital Convenient Care.
    Location: 1600 East Jackson Street, Inside Hy-Vee Grocery in Macomb
    General Phone: 309-836-1700

Serious Medical Conditions

  • A headache with a stiff neck
  • If a friend seems very confused or out of it and cannot focus or be awakened.
  • Fainting or losing consciousness
  • Having an injury that results in excessive, uncontrollable bleeding
  • An accident that results in severe internal pain or multiple bone breaks or injuries
  • Chest pain with shortness of breath, sweating and/or nausea
  • Loss of ability to move limbs or significant numbness in a limb or other area.
  • For serious possibly life-threatening allergic reactions
  • If a friend has been drinking and has passed out and is not able to be aroused or awakened.

For these types of symptoms, call 911 or visit a hospital emergency room immediately


  • If you have a cough lasting more than 1 week
  • If you have an injury that is bleeding profusely
  • If you think you have broken or sprained a bone
  • If you have recently been in an auto accident or other type of collision-based accident
  • If you have difficulty breathing or can't catch your breath.
  • If you have a fever greater than 101º F lasting longer than 2 days
  • If you have a headache that will not go away even after using over the counter medications, particularly if accompanied by fever and neck stiffness.
  • If you feel you are having unusual medical symptoms that might indicate exposure to a sexually transmitted disease or have had a positive result after taking a home pregnancy test
  • If you may have been exposed to an infectious disease such as mononucleosis, hepatitis, tuberculosis, or meningitis.
  • If you have cold/flu symptoms lasting longer than 1 week.
  • If you have had a sore throat that has become progressively worse and are having difficulty swallowing.
  • If you have not urinated for 8 hours
  • If you experience vomiting or diarrhea for more than two days.

If you have any of these symptoms, please tell our appointment nurses and make an appointment to be seen. Other symptoms or conditions may also necessitate you schedule a visit- please note your symptoms when calling to obtain an appointment. We are committed to helping you maintain the best health possible !