What’s Happening in Health Services
Get your Flu Shot!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone over the age of 6 months get the influenza vaccine. When more people are vaccinated, it stops flu viruses from being able to spread easily and keeps people healthier. College students should get the flu shot to prevent unexpected absences from class due to sickness.
Students with health insurance can go to their primary care physician or local pharmacy or health clinic for a flu shot. Students without health insurance can come to Health Services for a flu shot for $15 (billed to your student account). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Thanks for coming to the Healthy Relationship Campus Outreach Activity with the University Nurse and Student Nurses Association!
We hope you enjoyed the campus outreach activity on Friday, February 8th where we to discussed Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships.
Students wrote that healthy relationships are honest, loyal, caring, understanding, have open communication, and are mindful. Evaluate your relationships and see if they meet these standards!
Stop by Health Services if you feel you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, and the University Nurse will be happy to provide you with resources to help maintain a safe, healthy relationship.
Join the Healthy Eating Club!
Come to North Park University’s first-ever Healthy Eating Club, which will be led by the University Nurse in Health Services, the Director of Wellness and Recreation in Helwig, and a Student Wellness Educator. Together, we will prepare and try a healthy dish, explore healthy cookbooks, discuss healthy eating practices, and find ways to improve our lives through nutritious food and community support.
When? The 1st Friday of every month from 12pm to 1pm (next meeting is March 1st)
Where? Ohlson House community kitchen (at Spaulding and Foster Avenues)
Please reach out to Health and Counseling Support Services with any questions (email email@example.com or call 773-244-4897).
Learn how to provide CPR and use North Park’s AED machines!
Staff from North Park University’s Athletic Training, Helwig Recreation Center, and Health Services are offering FREE Adult CPR and AED training classes for students, faculty, and staff from January 2019 to March 2019 (see schedule at right).
The Adult CPR/AED training classes will follow the American Heart Association Heartsaver guidelines. Although the classes are free, participants have the option to purchase a certification card for $17.
To sign up for the Adult CPR/AED training classes, please use SignUp Genius.
Welcome to Health Services
With support and direction from Swedish Covenant Hospital, North Park University’s Health Services provides a variety of services for students to improve or maintain their health, obtain appropriate medical care, and make healthy life choices.
Health Services, along with Counseling Support, is located at 3317 W. Foster Avenue (four doors west of the North Park Postal Center).
Office hours for Health and Counseling Support Services are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm during the fall and spring semesters. A registered nurse is present on campus four days a week (see hours and contact information below). A certified nursing assistant is present during office hours Monday through Friday and can take vital signs and perform blood glucose checks when necessary.
Contact the Nurse
The University Nurse is available in Health Services during the fall and spring semesters. The nurse’s clinic hours are as follows:
- Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
You can email the nurse (see button below) or refer to the FAQs for questions about where to seek medical care when Health Services is not open or the nurse is not present on campus.
You can also reach the office staff at Health Services at 773-244-4897 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For medical emergencies please call 911.
Helwig Recreation Center
North Park students, faculty, and staff all have unlimited access to Helwig Recreation Center, which offers a variety of exercise equipment and classes, intramural athletics, and wellness education.