First Aid

This page contains information about first aid on UBC’s Vancouver campus. Visit the UBC Okanagan website for information about first aid on the Okanagan campus.

In the event of a medical emergency, first call 911 and then call Occupational First Aid.

UBC provides a comprehensive Occupational First Aid Program to care for faculty and staff in the workplace.

All faculty, staff and student-staff on UBC’s Vancouver campus can enlist the help of the UBC Occupational First Aid Team, 24 hours a day, by calling:

604-822-4444 or 2-4444 (UBC landlines)

Mobile first aid attendants will be dispatched to your campus location.

 

What to do in the event of a medical emergency

A medical emergency can be comprised of any number of things, think heart attacks, broken bones, loss of consciousness etc. If you find yourself in a medical emergency situation:

  • Call 911 immediately
  • Clearly answer any questions the phone operator asks you
  • Then call 604-822-4444 or 2-4444 (UBC landlines) as the Occupational First Aid team will likely arrive on scene before an ambulance

If you are unsure about whether a situation requires the emergency services follow the above steps. It is better to be safe than sorry.

What to do if a faculty or staff member is injured

All employees (faculty, staff and student-staff) are covered by the Occupational First Aid Program.
If an employee requires first aid, think minor cuts and bruises, sprained ankles, pulled muscles etc, you should:

  • Call 604-822-4444 or 2-4444 (UBC landlines) as soon as possible
  • Clearly answer any questions the phone operator asks you
  • Reassure the patient until the Occupational First Aid team arrives

What to do if a student or visitor is injured

Students and visitors and not covered by the Occupational First Aid Program.
If a student or visitor requires first aid they should:

  • Attend UBC Student Health Services in the UBC Hospital (Students only)
  • Go to Urgent Care at the UBC Hospital – 2211 Wesbrook Mall
    (Open Everyday 8am-10pm)
  • Call 911 for an ambulance

Where and when is first aid provided?

The Occupational First Aid Program covers all areas of the UBC Point Grey campus and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

First Aid Frequently Asked Questions

Information about fist aid on the Vancouver campus in a useful FAQ format

Automated External Defibrillators

AEDs have been installed in a variety of UBC buildings to provide quick response in the event of a cardiac arrest.