Health & Wellness
Emergency Medical Services

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Brown Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) is licensed by the State of Rhode Island to provide 24/7 basic and advanced prehospital care to anyone requesting emergency aid through the Brown Communications Center.

Call 401-863-4111 For Emergency and Campus Services

Request Brown University Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) at 401-863-4111 for campus emergency care and medical assistance, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Reasons to call EMS include but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Major bleeding
  • Obvious major injury
  • Injury that impairs mobility
  • Loss of consciousness or unresponsiveness
  • Diminished consciousness or mental confusion
  • Severe pain — of sudden onset, of unknown cause, or of long duration
  • Alcohol or other drug intoxication
  • Sexual assault

The BEMS ambulance will respond and provide prehospital care and transportation to the hospital or Health Services as indicated. In the event that BEMS is already engaged, backup response is coordinated with a private EMS and/or the Providence Fire Department EMS.

Have Questions about Brown EMS?

Please complete this form for information about:

  • Campus services 
  • Training
  • General prehospital care questions