Health Services at Lake Forest

Health Services Closed for Summer

Call (847) 735-5240 or

Email healthandwellness@mx.lakeforest.edu

Services During the Academic Year:

  • Physical Examinations
  • Illness evaluation and management
  • Injury care/wound management
  • Minor procedures
  • Sexual health – birth control, STI education/testing/treatment
  • Wellness and nutrition counseling
  • Laboratory testing: strep throat, mono, pregnancy, urinary tract infection, sugar, other blood draws
  • Collaboration with home healthcare team
  • COVID-19 Testing

Health Records and Immunizations

  • All full-time (first year and transfer) students are required to complete the following forms on the Lake Forest Student Health Patient Portal: medical history, immunization history, TB questionnaire and Consent to Treat (if under the age of 18 prior to the start of semester). Asigned/stamped copy of your immunization records must be uploaded into the portal for dates to be verified. It is important that you complete all necessary forms with proof into the Lake Forest Student Health Portal by July 15th. If forms are not submitted by July 15th. Students not in compliance with the immunization requirements during their first term of attendance are restricted from registering for subsequent terms until compliance is obtained. 

    • For requests for medical exemptions: Please ask your treating medical provider to write a letter (on official letterhead) indicating the nature and probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances that contraindicates this vaccination. Submit that letter as a PDF to the confidential health portal with your completed Health History Form. 
    • For requests for religious exemptions: Please fill out this the  religious exemption certificate. Submit that as a PDF with your completed Health History Form.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Information

    To support that goal of learning, living, teaching, and working together, all students (residential and commuter) are required to get a COVID-19 vaccine and booster in order to participate in the 2022-2023 academic year. This step is necessary to protect the health and safety of our community, and will allow us to relax some of the precautions that constrained the campus experience previously.  New students must be “up to date” by the time they arrive, which means having a primary vaccination series (two doses for Pfizer and Moderna or one dose for Johnson&Johnson), and having one booster as well if 5 months have passed since completion of the primary vaccine(s).

    Students who live in countries with no access to a vaccine this summer should email healthandwellness@lakeforest.edu by August 1 to arrange for a vaccine to be provided upon arrival to campus.

    Please log in to the Lake Forest College Student Health Portal promptly after your last dose (or after your single dose if you receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) to submit proof of vaccination. The College will accept all vaccines approved by the US and students’ home countries. As with all vaccine requirements, students may request an exemption from the requirement for medical or religious reasons, and exemption requests should be submitted by July 15, 2022 for review by our medical team. 

    • For requests for medical exemptions: Please ask your treating medical provider to write a letter (on official letterhead) indicating the nature and probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances that contraindicates this vaccination. Submit that letter as a PDF to the confidential health portal, above, via “Document Upload.”
    • For requests for religious exemptions: Please fill out this COVID-19 vaccine religious exemption request form. Submit that as a PDF to the confidential health portal, above, via “Document Upload.”

    Use your College issued username and password to log in to the Lake Forest Student Health Portal to complete your forms and upload any documents.

    When the Health Center is Closed

    In the event of an urgent or emergency illness or injury when the Health and Wellness Center is closed, on-campus students should call the Department of Public Safety at 847-735-5555. An officer will respond to all calls, evaluate your condition, and arrange for transport to the nearest emergency facility if needed. In the event of an emergency off-campus, students should call 911. 

    If your issue is less urgent but can’t wait until the Health and Wellness Center is open, there is a local clinic that has hours of operation in the evenings and on weekends:

    If you live on or near campus:

    The Minute Clinic is located inside of CVS Pharmacy in Lake Forest at 520 N. Western Avenue. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm. Lunch breaks are from 1:30-2:30 Monday through Friday and 1:00 - 1:30 Saturday and Sunday. 

    The Lake Forest Acute Care is located 1025 W Everett Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 8 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 6:00 pm. 

    Why would I need to go to the hospital?

    • Emergency Care for illness or injury that can’t wait until the clinic opens.
    • Services not provided at the Health and Wellness Center such as radiology (x-rays).
    • Inpatient care.

    Have the student health insurance plan offered by the College? Cigna has 24/7 Nurseline Access: 800-634-7629. Students should call when seeking professional medical assistance; for example, when they’re not sure if they should go to the doctor or Emergency Room.

    Health Services Staff

    What is a Nurse Practitioner?

    A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse with graduate level training who provides healthcare services similar to those traditionally performed by a doctor. NP’s diagnose and treat health problems and focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. They help patients make wise health and lifestyle choices. 

    What is a Registered Nurse?

    A Registered Nurse (RN) is a licensed medical professional who provides hands-on medical care. RNs provide basic care, health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. 

    Location

    Buchanan Hall, Room 137
    Health and Wellness Center
    (South Campus)

    Contact Us

    Summer Hours: Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - Noon
    1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Phone: 847-735-5240
    Fax: 847-735-6098 
    healthandwellness@mx.lakeforest.edu

    Emergencies (outside of normal business hours)

    24/7 Mental Health Support Line:
    847-735-5300

    Public Safety: 
    847-735-5555