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Welcome to the RC MERT website

RC MERT is Back In Service!

MERT will be on shift to take calls from 2000-0700 every Monday through Sunday 

To see the new policy put forth by MERT to protect our crews and patients from COVID-19, please click here.

RC MERT (River Campus Medical Emergency Response Team)

The University of Rochester River Campus Medical Emergency Response Team (RC MERT) is a Basic Life Support, non-transporting EMS agency.  Since 1972, RC MERT has provided emergency medical assistance to the University of Rochester community.  All care is free, confidential, and provided by highly trained individuals. Our members come from a variety of EMS backgrounds and are volunteers. RC MERT welcomes all students, faculty and staff from the University of Rochester community to apply to join the organization. We strive to accept new members that will be dedicated and passionate about MERT.

In addition to providing emergency medical care, RC MERT is involved on campus and in the community.  RC MERT provides standby coverage to any event on campus and welcomes the opportunity to work with organizations and student groups to educate the community on health-related issues.

For more general information on RC MERT, visit our “About Us” page. Regarding information on membership and joining RC MERT, click on the “Membership” tab. For information about RC MERT sponsored community events and partnerships with RC MERT, visit our ‘Public Resources” tab. For information and paperwork pertaining to standby requests or contacting the executive board, visit the “Contact Us” page.

In an Emergency


Call x13 from any campus phone, pick up any blue light phone, or call (585) 275-3333.

RC MERT is dispatched through the UR Department of Public Safety.



MERT is an organization that is open to feedback from both its members and the UR community. Please feel free to share your voice by using our feedback form.

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