Exposure to Blood or Bodily Fluids at Work

Employees or students who are pricked by a needle at work (“needlestick”) should immediately call Yale Health for care  (Employee Health Department 203-432-7978, Student Health 203-432-0312, or Acute Care 203-432-0123). It is important to begin any recommended treatment within 1 to 2 hours after exposure.

If the exposure occurs at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, and the employee or student wishes to be seen on site, he/she should report to the Occupational Health (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday) at 203-688-2462 or to Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency Room at 203-688-2222 if the episode occurs outside of regular daytime working hours.

Please note the University Office of Environmental Health and Safety should also be informed in addition to scheduling an appointment with Employee Health.