What Is An Emergency?
A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action. The following are considered emergencies:
- Any life/death situation
- An arrest
- Civil unrest, natural disaster in the host country
UCEAP Emergency Telephone Number
24-hours, 7 days a week: +1 (805) 893-4762
If seriously injured or sick, get medical treatment at the closest medical facility and contact the local UCEAP representative. If medical service is not available, contact Europ Assistance (call international collect 1-202-828-5896) or call the UCEAP 24-hour emergency number above.
Other Important Emergency Contacts
- Carry the local emergency contact information at all times.
- If you have a health or safety emergency and do not have access to local or UCEAP Study Center emergency contact information: Call the University of California travel assistance provider, Europ Assistance, international collect 1+202-828-5896. To place an international collect call you will need to know the local access number for a collect call operator.
UCEAP Safety Information
UCEAP's emergency contingency plan is activated immediately after an incident. UCEAP staff are experienced and knowledgeable about emergency preparedness and incident management, and can be reached 24/7.
UCEAP has a 24/7 dedicated security and health analyst in charge of safety, security, and health affairs who remains in close contact with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. diplomatic security, and official health agencies. The security and health analyst monitors and assesses world threats, reviews and updates policies and protocols, and works with the central office and UC campuses in directing and managing responses to all incidents.