What’s Happening in Health Services
Thank you for coming to the Healthy Eating Club!
North Park University’s Healthy Eating Club had a great urn out this semester at the Seminary Kitchen. We made vegetable and lentil soup, chickpea burgers and roasted sweet potatoes, and cauliflower crust pizzas. A special thanks to Maria Mantice, Health Services Intern, for running the healthy eating club so flawlessly this semester. Thanks to all the students who came out to our meetings! We look forward to seeing you all next semester.
If you have questions about the healthy eating club, please contact Health Services (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-244-4897).
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 (ideally by the end of October) to prevent unexpected absences from class due to sickness.
Students with health insurance should 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 email@example.com to set up an appointment on a Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday between 9 am and 3 pm.
Need Health Insurance?
You can’t plan when you are going to become physically or mentally ill or have an injury, so it’s best to be prepared with health insurance whenever possible. Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act health coverage is open NOW until December 15th, 2019. You can examine options and sign-up for coverage at healthcare.gov
For more information about finding health insurance as as college student, check out the following article.
Thank you for coming to the Health Services Campus Outreach: Learn about Vaping
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), e-cigarettes and vaping devices have recently surpassed conventional cigarettes as the most commonly used tobacco product among youth. These devices can contain nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), flavorings, and other unknown chemicals that can be unsafe and harmful.
Within the last few months, e-cigarettes and vaping devices have been linked to severe respiratory symptoms, (including shortness of breath, cough, and fatigue) requiring emergency room services for 2,051 people in the U.S., leading to 39 deaths.
Thank you to those who came out to learn about the dangers of vaping with the University Nurse and the Student Nurses Association (SNA) on Monday, November 25th. Thank you to Christina Psyhogios for drawing the beautiful picture of healthy lungs for our stickers to handout at the outreach activity.
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 9:00 am to 3:00 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, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 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.