The Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides emergency medical response to campus. As part of this responsibility, DPS assists the University community 24/7 year-round with transports to University Health Services (UHS) for acute medical issues and arranges for ambulance transportation when in the officers opinion the person cannot be transported by a regular vehicle or when the individual is not eligible (not affiliated) to be seen at UHS.
Ambulance transports are always directed to a local hospital, since they cannot transport to UHS by NJ State Regulations. In most situations, patients have the right to refuse ambulance transport, however in certain situations the ambulance team must transport despite the patients refusal. DPS may provide transportation to the local hospital, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP), in limited situations.
Once a student is released from either UHS or UMCPP and transportation is medically necessary, DPS will transport to the students dorm or campus apartment. DPS does not transport to off campus locations.
DPS also provides transportation from UMCPP back to UHS once the student is released from care 24/7.
As part of DPS support for the new UHS scooter program, DPS will provide transportation for a 24 hour period to and from classes for students waiting for a scooter to be delivered. DPS does not generally provide transportation for other reasons, including on-going temporary medical conditions. Non scooter options include using the University extensive bus transportation system. Please note that campus call responses take priority over non-urgent transports so delays are possible.
To learn more about the UHS Scooter Program, please use this link: https://uhs.princeton.edu/using-our-services/location-accessibility#scooters