For a critical or life threatening medical emergency, call 911.

For 24-hour crisis and emotional support, contact The Phone by call or text at 225-924-LSU1 (5781) or chat online with a Paraprofessional Counselor.

An evidence collection kit can be collected up to 120 hours, or 5 days, after an assault. Survivors are often hesitant to have an evidence collection kit because they are unsure about what will happen, especially regarding making a report to police and pressing charges. However, without evidence collection in the first 120 hours, crucial evidence could be lost and the survivor's legal case may be significantly weakened. 


There is no cost in Louisiana for evidence collection if it is performed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at a hospital or health center. 

Weekday Evidence Collection

Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  

After Hours Evidence Collection

If you need support services or an evidence collection kit completed after hours, or on the weekend, please contact STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response) at 855-435-7827(STAR) or your local police department.



Medical Emergency Resources

An ambulance may be summoned for acute medical emergencies by dialing 578-HELP (4357). State the condition of the person and the exact location. If you are in a residence hall, a staff person should be notified at once.

Local Emergency Rooms Open 24/7

For emergencies, call or go to one of the following hospital emergency rooms, open 24 hours daily:

Baton Rouge General (Bluebonnet)
8585 Picardy Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Ochsner Medical Center
17000 Medical Center Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70816

OLOL Regional Medical Center
5000 Hennessy Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Emergency Room Costs

The above hospitals accept out-of-state checks. They also accept LSU student insurance. Please check your policy for limitations. Any expenses incurred as a result of medical care obtained off-campus, including ambulance service, are the patient's responsibility.

Mental Health Emergency Resources

During Office Hours

Call the Mental Health Service at 225-578-8774 where there is a counselor available for students in times of an urgent situation during regular clinic hours.

After Hours

  • Call 911.
  • Go to a local hospital emergency room
  • Call the LSU crisis intervention and referral service, "The Phone" at 225-924-5781. Trained counselors are available 24 hours per day to talk with you. All calls are confidential.
  • The COPE phone line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 225-765-8900, 800-864-9003. It is a first point of contact for mental health and substance abuse services.
  • The Bridge Center for Hope, East Baton Rouge’s 24-hour crisis center, provides pathways to treatment for those experiencing behavioral health issues, 225-256-6604.


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