Health Services is open Monday through Friday.
8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Walk-In Hours are from 9:30am-10:30 am and 2pm-3pm Monday through Friday.
To schedule an appointment:
Call: (847) 735-5240
Services During the Academic Year:
- Physical Examinations
- Exam for people assigned female at birth, Pap smear
- Illness evaluation and management
- Injury care/wound management
- Minor procedures
- Sexual health – birth control, STI education/testing/treatment
- Wellness and nutrition counseling
- Onsite Rapid Testing for COVID-19, strep, mono, pregnancy, UTI, blood glucose
- Blood draw for send out laboratory tests through Labcorp
- Collaboration with home healthcare team for continued care of chronic conditions
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:
- Medcial History Form
- Immunization History Form - A signed/stamped copy of your immunization records must be uploaded into the portal for dates to be verified.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Form
- Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire
- Consent to Treat form (if under the age of 18 prior to the start of the semester)
It is important that you complete all necessary forms with vaccination proof into the Lake Forest Student Health Portal by January 15th for Spring semester and by July 15th for Fall semester. If forms are not submitted by January 15th/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 medical exemption requests: Please ask your treating medical provider to write and sign a letter (on official letterhead) indicating the nature and probable duration of the medical condition(s) and/or circumstance(s) that contraindicate a vaccination(s).
- For religious exemption requests: Please fill out the religious exemption certificate.
All exemption requests should be submitted by July 15th for fall semester or by January 15th for spring semester. Submissions should be made as a PDF on the student health portal via "Document Upload." Please note, the portal is confidential and only Health & Wellness Center staff can view the portal.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
To support the goal of learning, living, teaching, and working together, all students (residential and commuter) are required to meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirement 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 need to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. We also recommend getting the most up to date COVID-19 vaccine as students will be isolating in place throughout the academic year.
Students who live in countries with no access to a vaccine should email email@example.com by January 1 spring semester start or Aug 1st for Fall semester start to communicate plans for receiving the vaccine after arrival to campus.
Proof of the COVID-19 vaccination should be submitted on the Lake Forest College Student Health Portal.
COVID-19 Vaccination Exemptions
If a student is requesting either a medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination, please see the Immunization Exemptions above.
All exemptions requests should be submitted by July 15 for fall semester or by January 15 for spring semester. Submissions should be made as a PDF on the student health portal via “Document Upload.” Please note, the portal is confidential and only member of the Health & Wellness Center Staff can view the portal.
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 can 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 it is a life threatening emergency call 911 to be transported by ambulance to the nearest emergency room. 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:
520 N. Western Avenue, Lake Forest (Located inside of CVS Pharmacy)
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Lunch breaks: 1:30-2:30 Monday - Friday and 1:00 - 1:30 Saturday and Sunday
Appointments are required and may be scheduled at https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic
525 Rockland Rd
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Phone Number: 847-475-2273
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Saturday: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
1025 W Everett Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 8 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 6:00 pm.
No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcomed.
Can offer blood tests and X-ray services
What warrants visiting 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, ultrasound, etc).
- Inpatient care.
Have the student health insurance plan offered by the College? AcademicLiveCare is a resource for medical/urgent care, therapy, nutrition, and psychiatry. Click here to sign up. AcademicLiveCare is NOT for people suffering from serious or life-threatening conditions. Please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you are experiencing:
- Chest pain
- Neurological symptoms, suggesting a stroke
- Difficulty breathing
- Dizziness or loss of consciousness
- Sudden bleeding
- Choking or gagging
- Severe Hypertension or Hemorrhoids
- Head injury
- Possible broken bones
- Patients who want to hurt themselves (suicidality)
- Patients who want to hurt others (homicidal)
- Schizophrenia or hallucinations
If you have any of the above symptoms or any other serious medical concerns, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department.
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.
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