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Student Success and Wellness

Health Services

Welcome to North Park’s Health Services.  It is our aim to promote health, wellness, and preventive care for students at North Park University.

In cooperation with Swedish Covenant Hospital, North Park University’s Health Services provides resources for students to obtain appropriate medical care, maintain their health, and make healthy life choices.

We are located at 3317 W. Foster Avenue, and our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The nurse is available:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 12pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30am – 1:30pm

You can also reach us at 773-244-4897 or healthservices@northpark.edu.

For medical emergencies please call 911. For other non-urgent questions, click the button below.

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What’s Happening in Health Services?

What is a Healthy Relationship?

Join the University Nurse in Health Services and the Student Nurses Association in another campus outreach activity on Wednesday, February 21st from 10am to 2pm in the Johnson Center Atrium to discuss Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships. You are invited to write down a few words on a heart-shaped post-it note that describe either a healthy or unhealthy relationship. At the end of the day, we will see what North Park students think about healthy and unhealthy relationships! There will also be resources for students who feel they are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship as well as resources to help students maintain a safe, healthy relationship.

North Park is Prepared for the FLU

The latest from the Illinois Department of Public Heath (IDPH) on influenza activity: Widespread activity since the second week of December 2017. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a great resource to stay up to date on flu news and to find tips for preventing and treating the flu. According to the CDC, the top 3 actions to prevent and treat the flu are:

  • Get the flu shot: The flu shot can help prevent the flu or lessen the severity of your symptoms if you still get the flu. See the Local Pharmacy Listings for a list of nearby pharmacies that provide the flu shot.
  • Stop Germs: Take extra care not to infect others, especially your roommates.
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand gel
    • Clean and disinfect common surfaces.
    • Use clean utensils and cups (don’t share these items).
    • Stay home if you are sick (especially if you have a fever or have not been fever free without medications for 24 hours).
    • Ask a friend to get food for you from the dining hall with a North Park Meal Ticket from a Resident Director or the University Nurse in Health Services.
    • If you must go out while you are having a fever, wear a mask. Masks are available at Health Services.
  • Take antiviral medications as prescribed by a health care provider (preferably within 48 hours of flu symptoms)

Self-Serve Medication Station

The Self-Serve Medication Station is up and running at Health Services! If you come to Health Services when the University Nurse is not present, then you can still get over-the-counter medications, like ibuprofen or cold medications, to help you get through your day and get back to class. Tell the Office Manager that you would like to access the Self-Serve Medication Station and she will show you what to do.

New Students

What do you need to prepare to come to North Park? Here are the details you need about forms, vaccines, health records privacy, and packing a good first-aid kit.

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FAQ

What does Health Services offer? What immunizations are required? Where can I get treatment? Find answers to these and other frequently asked questions about Health Services.

FAQ

Self Care Center

Sitting in classrooms and living in dorms with lots of other students could make you feel like you’re bound to get sick. Here are some helpful tips on keeping yourself healthy.

Helpful Tips

Counseling Support Services

Along with physical health resources, North Park provides student care resources for mental and emotional health.

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Sexual Violence and Rape Victims Resources

North Park University offers resources to support students, faculty, and staff who have experienced sexual violence.

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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.

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Ask the Nurse

Please use the email address below to submit general questions to the North Park University Health Services office.

If you need immediate assistance with a health problem, please call our office at (773) 244-4897 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, during the school year; go to the Swedish Covenant Hospital Emergency Room; or call 9-1-1.

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Swedish Covenant Hospital