In the event of an emergency requiring hospitalization or immediate medical care:
- Locate help
-For urgent medical assistance, call the local equivalent of 911 or go to the nearest hospital or doctor
- Contact GeoBlue Global Health and Safety Services:
-+1-610-254-8771 (24/7 outside the United States)
- When you contact GeoBlue, you:
-Will need to provide your name; policy certificate number; the name, address and phone number of the hospital or medical facility; and the name of any treating medical professional.
-May be able to arrange a guarantee of payment for services.
-Will benefit from GeoBlue’s commitment to monitoring your care and its assistance with authorizing and arranging any continued care or additional support.
- If you have a designated in-country emergency contact, such as a faculty resident director, an on-site director, or other program leader, be in touch with this person as soon as possible.
- If you do not have a designated in-country emergency contact or you cannot reach the contact, contact the Ohio State 24/7 International Emergency Phone Line at +1-614-292-6677.
-Identify yourself as an Ohio State student traveling abroad.
-Provide your exact location.
-Provide contact information, in multiple forms if possible such as phone number, SMS, email or Skype.
-Inform the responder of the health concern.
-Answer any additional questions requested.
The Department of Public Safety will contact the international risk manager or another first responder to return your call and provide further assistance and instructions.