Health Services at Lake Forest

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: 

Online: Lake Forest Student Patient Portal

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 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.
  • Tuberculosis 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 start and by July 15th for Fall semester start. If forms are not submitted by January 15th/July 15th, residential students not in compliance with the immunization requirements may have their room keys withheld upon arrival to campus. Commuter students who are not in compliance with the immunization requirements will be restricted from registering for subsequent terms until compliance is obtained. 

Immunization Exemptions

  • 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

There is no COVID-19 vaccination requirement for Lake Forest College students, staff, and faculty. All members of our community are encouraged to continue getting the most up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine to maximize protection against the most serious effects of COVID-19 (CDC guidance).

    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:

    The Minute Clinic:

    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

    Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care

    525 Rockland Rd
    Suite 100
    Lake Bluff, IL 60044

    Phone Number: 847-475-2273
    Hours of Operation: 

    Sunday - Saturday: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

     The Lake Forest Acute Care

    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
    • Cancer
    • 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.

    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. 


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

    Contact Us

    Hours: Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - Noon
    1 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Phone: 847-735-5240
    Fax: 847-735-6098

    Emergencies (outside of normal business hours)

    24/7 Mental Health Support Line:

    Public Safety: