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Parents/Guardians Emergency Guide

In the event that your student has an emergency situation, the following information may help parents/guardians find necessary resources. 


  • Local Hospital - Baptist Health, 801 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, 859-623-3131
  • Closest Level 1 Trauma Center - University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, 1000 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY, 859-257-1000
  • Closest Psychiatric Care Center - Eastern State Hospital, 1350 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY, 859-246-8000

General Health Care Needs:

Whom to call on campus if there is an emergency at home and your student cannot be reached?

  • For Parents/Guardians, Call EKU Police at 859-622-1111
  • For Students: Download the EKU S.A.F.E. App to communicate with EKU Police or call EKU Police.

Other Tips for Parents/Guardians:

  • Make sure your student listed emergency contacts in MyEKU. The link is in My Profile > Update Emergency Contacts.
  • Do you have easy access to your student's medical release (HIPAA) and/or Healthcare Power of Attorney forms?
  • Have you requested contact information from your student's roommate and/or their parent/guardian's information?
  • Does your student have a way to refill prescriptions easily?
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