Health Services at Lake Forest

Health Services is open Monday - Friday

8:30am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Walk-in hours: 9:30am-10:30am & 2pm-3pm, Monday - Friday

To schedule an appointment: 

online: Lake Forest Student Patient Portal

Call (847) 735-5240 or


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 ( including both a primary series and booster)
  • 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. 

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

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 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 one booster if 2 or more months have passed since completion of the primary series. The College will accept all COVID-19 vaccines approved by the U.S. and students’ home countries.

Students who live in countries with no access to a vaccine should email 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 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:

    Located inside of CVS Pharmacy

    520 N. Western Avenue, Lake Forest

    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

    The Lake Forest Acute Care

    Located at 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? 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. 


    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: