Health Services strives to promote, maintain and restore the optimum level of health to prevent illness and alleviate disability so students can pursue their studies at Lake Forest College to the best of their abilities.
All full-time students – new, transfer, resident, and commuter – are required to complete a Health History Report and to include an immunization record. These forms must be returned to Health Services by January 12, 2015. If forms are not postmarked by January 12, students will be subject to a late fee of $100. Students not in compliance with the immunization requirements during their first term of attendance are restricted from registering for subsequent terms until compliance is obtained.
Emotional and physical needs of the students are met in a way that is both corrective and educational. Persons significant to the student, as well as cultural and economic factors, are recognized as affecting healthcare needs. Whenever possible, teaching-learning principles are used to assist the student in providing the highest level of self-care.
Health Services are provided to all full-time and part-time students. To obtain a full list of services please click here.
If you have been following the news recently you may have heard of the recent multi-state outbreak of measles linked to Disneyland in California, as well as sporadic cases in other states including one case in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Most of us have never seen anyone suffering from the measles virus. That’s because of a very successful vaccination program and public health effort which began in 1936. In 2000 the United States declared that measles was eliminated from this country which means that measles was no longer native to the US. However, outbreaks continue to arise as a result of travel to or from countries where measles is prevalent such as Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.