In an Emergency

What to do in an Emergency?

Upon arrival to your destination, travelers should learn about the local emergency procedures from the on-site contact, or host institution. Below are general protocols for addressing an on-site emergency.

If you encounter a medical or security emergency while traveling abroad on a MUSC-related trip, take the following steps:

  • Take whatever actions are necessary to assure your immediate safety and/or medical needs.
  • Call the equivalent of ‘911’, if appropriate.  Review the U.S. State Department’s global "911" list
  • Call International SOS at + 215-942-8226 (worldwide, 24/7/365) for help.  International SOS accept collect calls and are available 24/7 to assist with overseas medical, security or legal emergencies.