What’s Happening in Health Services
Campus Outreach Activity: Mental Health Self-Care
Thanks to all who stopped by the campus outreach activities for mental health self-care on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.
If you are feeling the stress from writing papers and studying for final exams, take a look at some stress relieving tips from Health and Counseling Support Services, the Student Nurses Association (SNA), and the Health and Wellness Committee for the Student Government Association (SGA) to help you cope with the stressors of student life and more.
Food Drive: Now Accepting Donations
Do you have extra non-perishable food as you pack up for winter break?
Bring it over to Health and Counseling Support Services at 3317 W. Foster Avenue (4 doors west of the post office) from Monday, December 10th to Friday, December 14th. Any food collected will be donated to the North Park Friendship Center Food Pantry at 3448 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL 60625. Click here for more information.
Students who have concerns about finding their next meal or affording food on a regular basis can find more resources under the Self-Care Center of the Health Services website.
Got Health Insurance?
Students can obtain health insurance through their parents’ plans (if under the age of 26) or go to HealthCare.gov to purchase health insurance packages.Open enrollment for 2019 health insurance packages starts November 1, 2018 through December 15, 2018.
At HealthCare.gov , you’ll find a variety of plans and prices. Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for savings based on your income. But if someone will claim you as a tax dependent on next year’s tax return, you won’t be eligible for extra savings.
Learn more about students accessing health insurance.
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 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.
Health Alert: Mumps found on Chicago Universities
Potential and confirmed Mumps cases are occurring at college campuses around the Chicago area. Currently, Health Services is not aware of any cases of Mumps at North Park University.
You can easily protect yourself from the Mumps through immunization. In fact, most students were probably vaccinated with 2 doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine after their first birthday.
The Illinois Department of Public Health requires all full-time North Park students who take classes on campus to show proof of 2 doses of the MMR vaccine. If you have not submitted proof that you have received your MMR vaccines, please submit it to Health Services. If you have not received one or both of your MMR vaccines, you can get them from your primary care physician or local health clinic. If you have any questions, please reach out to Health Services at 773-244-4897 or email@example.com.
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 12pm to 4pm
- Tuesdays 9:30am to 1:30pm
- Wednesdays 9:30am to 1:30pm
- Note: The nurse will not be in on Wednesday, December 12th.
- Thursdays 12pm to 4pm
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.