What’s Happening in Health Services
Health Services and Student Nurses Association Campus Outreach Activity on Alcohol Awareness
Join the University Nurse in Health Services and the Student Nurses Association for an Alcohol Awareness campus outreach activity on Monday, April 8th from 10:30am to 1:00 pm in Johnson Center Atrium and Carlson Lobby as well as before and after chapel on Wednesday, April 10th. We will talk about facts and myths of alcohol use as well as tips for drinking alcohol safely and responsibly.
Students and staff can take screening assessments to see if they misuse or abuse alcohol. The University Nurse and student nurses will have resources ready for those who need help finding safer practices with alcohol use or feel they are dependent on or addicted to alcohol. Call the national Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) if you need help now with alcohol addiction.
NEW THIS YEAR: Come see the “If They Had Known” Documentary on Saturday, April 13th at 6 pm in Johnson 314 and stay for pizza and discussion about the party culture, alcohol, and other drugs.
Health Services Campus Outreach Activity: Food Allergy Awareness
Do you have food allergies or have a friend with food allergies? It is highly likely because 15 million Americans have food allergies.
Come to the Food Allergy Awareness campus outreach activity on Thursday, April 11th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Johnson Center Atrium to try some allergy-friendly snacks and talk with the University Nurse and other students with food allergies about:
- Safety tips if you or your friends have food allergies
- What North Park University does to help students with food allergies
- How to use an epi pen
For more information about how North Park University helps students with food allergies go to the Health Services website.
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 April 5th)
Where? Ohlson House community kitchen (at Spaulding and Foster Avenues)
Please reach out to Health and Counseling Support Services with any questions (email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 March 2019 to May 2019 (see schedule here).
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.
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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 email@example.com. 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.