An injury that involves an exposure to human or nonhuman primate body fluid should be treated as a medical emergency. First aid should be initiated immediately on-site.
The injury should be reported immediately to your local OMS clinic.
Emergency Procedures for Exposure to Blood, Body Fluids and Infectious Materials
First Response Guidance for Potential Exposure to B Virus
Infection Control Guidelines from the Clinical Center Hospital Epidemiology Service
An OMS clinician is on-call to respond to occupational exposures to HIV, monkey B virus, and other potentially life-threatening biohazards that occur during hours that the clinic is closed. The on-call OMS healthcare provider can be contacted by calling the NIH Page Operator on (301) 496-1211.
OMS provides limited medical care for personal medical emergencies that occur on the NIH campus.
For emergency medical care on the Bethesda campus, call:
For emergency medical care on other campuses and buildings in the surrounding communities, call 911.