Emergency Contacts

 

FOR HUMAN HEALTH AND SECURITY ISSUES ALWAYS CALL: 911


ANIMAL HEALTH OR ANIMAL FACILITY ENVIRONMENTAL
After Hours or Weekend/Holiday
312-908-8257
An answering service will collect necessary information and then contact the on-call veterinarian.

Business Hours 
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday-Friday

Chicago: 
(312) 908-8257

Evanston: 
(847) 467-6215

* If possible please also notify Northwestern University Department of Safety & Security directly of any 911 emergencies as they are not automatically notified of 911 calls coming from the Chicago campus.

Department of Safety & Security Non-emergency numbers:

Chicago Campus Police - (312) 503-3456
Evanston Campus Police - (847) 491-3456

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When reporting any emergency, please provide the following information:

  • Nature of the problem;
  • The name and call back phone number of person reporting the emergency;
  • Location of the problem (campus, building, room number).

If emergency involves an Animal Health problem also provide:

  • Animal species;
  • Animal identification number (cage card if rodent);
  • The principal investigator's name.