About Lehigh University EMS
The campus is served by LUEMS 24 hours a day when school is in
session. When LUEMS is not in service, City of Bethlehem EMS assumes
campus coverage. LUEMS shifts are staffed by a three-person crew. An
experienced EMT serves as the Crew Chief who has complete
operational authority over any incident. The Crew Chief works in
conjunction with a 2nd EMT to render patient care. The two EMTs are
complimented by an observer who is usually a CPR trained responder
and interested in receiving EMT training. Additionally, Lehigh
Police will also respond to all EMS calls to protect the safety of
the LUEMS crew, our patient(s), and any bystanders.
Lehigh EMS is dispatched by the Lehigh Police Department. In the
event of an on-campus medical emergency you should dial extension
8-4200. If you are dialing from a cellular phone you must dial
610-758-4200. Please note that dialing 911 from your cell phone will
delay the response time as your call will not be re-routed to the
Lehigh Police Department. Northamption County 911 will recieve your
call and noifty City of Bethlehem Emergency Services, who intern
Upon notification of a call, LUEMS members will respond directly
to the scene of any emergency. One member will respond in our
first-response vehicle 950. Additional members would respond using
their personal vehicles. You may notice seemingly "ordinary"
vehicles on campus with a flashing blue light on the dashboard.
These are LUEMS members responding to an emergency call, so please
give way to them!
Once on the scene, the LUEMS crew will make a size-up of the
situation and determine if the patient requires transport to a
hospital. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, a City of
Bethlehem ambulance will be called to transport the patient. For
minor injuries, LUEMS may treat the patient and then advise him/her
to seek consultation from the Health Center or their family
Emergency services provided by LUEMS are free of charge. Please
do not hesitate to call LUEMS in case of any medical emergency.
Standby services; however, (such as sporting games & other
events) are billed to sponsoring organizations at $35 per hour.
(Please see the standby link to request a crew for your event)