Managers should dial 911 for emergencies that require first responders. For less serious medical issues, a transportation service is available to take students to the hospital. This service is available during regular business hours. In order to use the transportation service, a student must be evaluated by the Student Health Center and then referred to the hospital by one of their medical professionals. Managers are not permitted to transport students in their personal vehicles for emergency purposes.
Students needing medical assistance after regular Student Health Center hours can call an after-hours nurse at 1-800-777-3622. Nurses take calls from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. Students needing immediate assistance after 10 p.m. should visit Urgent Care (if open) or the Emergency Room.
Managers should not administer any type of medication to students.
Cost of Ambulance Service
According to the BYU-Idaho Student Health Insurance Plan, "when medically necessary, the plan covers licensed ambulance services to the nearest medical facility equipped to furnish the appropriate care. The plan pays 80% after your $25 copayment; you pay 20%." The Madison County Fire Department will respond and treat someone for free unless they administer more than basic care, such as giving insulin to someone who is diabetic. In that case, it costs a $100 flat fee. If someone is transported and given what is known as basic care (non-life support in nature), it is a $350 base price. If someone is transported and given advanced care (life support in nature), it is a $500 base price. There is also a per mileage fee added to the base price at $7.50 per mile. This means that a student transported from any On-Campus complex with non-life support service will cost a student after insurance approximately $70 plus a $25 copayment- $95.00 in total. (also see Level of Intervention). If a student is attended to but never transported, there is no cost.