Skidmore College Emergency Medical Services

Skidmore College Emergency Medical Services (SCEMS) is a New York State Basic Life Support-First Response Agency, which provides high quality and confidential emergency medical care to the Skidmore community. SCEMS is staffed and operated entirely by Skidmore students, who are trained and state certified at the EMT level or higher. SCEMS provides emergency coverage between 4:30pm and 8:30am on weekdays, and 24-hour coverage from 4:30pm on Friday until 8:30am on Monday. SCEMS is also available for standby coverage for special events.

Our Mission

We strive to provide a high level of confidential and professional emergency medical care to the Skidmore community and to provide students with invaluable hands on medical experience, and leadership training that will follow them into their professional endeavors.

Skidmore College EMS Contact Information

In an emergency:

Call Skidmore Campus Safety at 518-580-5566.
Campus Safety will dispatch SCEMS.


Phone: 518-580-5298


Office: The SCEMS office is located in Case Center 220.
Open office hours are 4:30pm-5:00pm on weekdays,






SCEMS will be hosting an EMT-Basic original course at Skidmore College in the Fall Semester. The course is open to the public, though preference is given to Skidmore students. Classes will be Monday and Thursday nights, with some Saturday classes. Pre-registration is required, and can be completed by emailing For more information, please email or call our office at 518-580-5298.