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Text to 9-1-1

Text to 9-1-1 is now available in San Diego County, including UC San Diego.

Calling is still the fastest way to reach 9-1-1. However, texting may be the better option if you are:
  • Deaf, hard of hearing, non-verbal or have difficulty speaking
  • In a situation where it's not safe to call 9-1-1
  • Having a medical emergency and cannot speak on the phone


How to text

  1. Type 9-1-1 in the "To" field.
  2. Give your location and nature of your emergency.
  3. Respond to any questions and follow instructions.

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