Care received within Health Services is provided by Registered Nurses following physician-approved clinical protocols. Below is a list of clinical and prevention services provided:
Assessment, treatment, and follow-up care for acute injuries, illness, and minor health problems
- Students presenting with health needs that exceed our nursing scope of practice will be referred to a local health care provider/facility or their primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment.
- If you have a chronic illness for which you need regular medical care, we encourage you to maintain follow-up with your primary care physician. If that is not practical, we advise you to find a physician located in the Aurora area that will be able to support your medical needs. Please contact Health Services if you would like assistance in finding an appropriate local physician.
- A completed "Consent for Treatment" form must be on file in Health Services prior to evaluation and treatment of any student less than 18 years of age.
Screening and testing services
- Rapid Strep A testing, urinalysis (dipstick), pregnancy testing, and blood glucose testing are provided by Health Services. In addition, blood pressure measurement, percentage body fat evaluations, height, and weight measurements as well as basic sleep and nutritional evaluations are offered.
Over-the-counter medication availability
- Health Services stocks a wide variety of common over-the-counter medications. If indicated, and according to physician-approved clinical protocols, a one-day supply of medication will be provided with clear directions for use and instructions for where/what to purchase, if additional supplies are needed.
Limited prescription medications availability
- A limited supply of prescription medication is available within Health Services. Prescription medications are dispensed according to physician-approved clinical protocols only. Students requesting prescription medications for reasons beyond what is covered under the physician-approved protocols will be referred to their primary care physician or a local healthcare provider for further evaluation.
Referrals to community healthcare providers
- Students needing further evaluation by a physician or specialist may contact Health Services for assistance in locating a provider within the surrounding community.
Health and immunization record management
- Health Services manages and enforces the State of Illinois College Immunization Code (77 ILL.ADM.CODE 694). For information on specific immunization and health record requirements, click on our health and immunization records page.
Students do not need to be sick to visit Health Services. The following is a list of prevention services offered:
- Stress relief resources such as meditative coloring
- Basic sleep and nutritional evaluations
- Wellness Assessments, which include measurement of blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, percentage body fat, BMI, and waist circumference
- Free condoms, dental floss, and ear plugs
- Health education resources
- Small group/classroom health presentations or discussions
- TimelyCare health coaching