Health Services at Lake Forest

Changes to Health and Wellness Center: Summer 2021

Health Services is Closed for the Summer!

Call (847) 735-5240 (please leave message) or


Health and Wellness Summer Hours*: 

8:30 a.m.–11:30 am
2 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

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 may be subject to a late fee of $100. 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. 

    Students that are seeking a religious exemption must complete the religious exemption certificate and submit it with your completed Health History Form. 

    COVID-19 Vaccination  Information

    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 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.

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. 

    For On-campus students, when the clinic is not open:

    In the event of an urgent or emergency illness or injury when the Health and Wellness Center is closed, 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.

    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 campus, the Minute Clinic 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. 

    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 and Wellness Center Hours and Information


    Buchanan Hall Ste 137 (South Campus)

    Phone:  847-735-5240
    Fax: 847-735-6098
    Call 911

    Summer Hours

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    By appointment only


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