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If you are experiencing an emergency, you should refer to the following resources for assistance.


Penn Resources

(Urgent medical or mental health needs)
215-746-WELL (9355)

(Police, fire, or medical emergencies)

(Support services to members of the Penn community who have experienced any type of crime, including sexual violence)
215-898-4481 or 215-898-6600

215-898-WALK (9255)

(Help navigating Penn’s health and wellness resources)
215-898-HELP (4357)

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call PennComm (24/7) at 215-573-3333. Dial 911 if outside of the Penn patrol zone. 

If you are experiencing a suicidal crisis or are in emotional distress, contact the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (24/7) dial 988 or chat with a national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline support person. You can also text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor (24/7).

External Resources

  • National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text, call, or chat 988, the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7. 
  • Trans Lifeline: Call 1-877-565-8860
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+) Helpline: Call 1-866-4UTREVOR (1-866-488-7386), chat online, or text START to 678 678
  • Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255, chat online, or text 838255
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), chat online, or text START to 88788
  • Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or chat online
  • Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC) (24/7)
    300 E. Hunting Park Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
    Emergencies: Call 215.425.1625 to reach the on-call sexual assault nurse examiner
    The Philadelphia Sexual Assault Treatment Center is designated to provide forensic rape examinations to victims of sexual assault and to assist them in the process of making a report to the Philadelphia Police Department. It is recommended that those who wish to pursue legal action, or who may wish to take legal action in the future, receive a rape exam which includes a collection of evidence. During this examination victims can receive treatment for injuries and sexually transmitted infections as well as emergency contraception. Individuals may contact PSARC directly by calling the 24 hour hotline. Penn DPS Special Services Department provides 24/7 transportation and accompaniment to the center (215.898.6600).
  • WOAR: Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence
    One Penn Center 1617 John F Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1100
    24 Hour Hotline: 215.985.3333
    WOAR is a non-profit organization that provides a 24-hour hotline, free individual and group counseling to children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse/assault, counseling in Spanish, and hospital and court accompaniment. WOAR provides services to all survivors regardless of gender or sexual orientation and offers a Queer Survivors Group.