Medical Emergencies

In the event of an emergency requiring hospitalization or immediate medical care:

  1. Locate help
          -For urgent medical assistance, call the local equivalent of 911 or go to the nearest hospital or doctor
  2. Contact GeoBlue Global Health and Safety Services:
         -+1-610-254-8771 (24/7 outside the United States)
         -globalhealth@geo-blue.com
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.