Health Services at Lake Forest
The Health and Wellness Center is open during the summer. Students need to be living, working and taking classes at Lake Forest College over the summer to receive services.
Health Services will be open but with limited hours. It is best to schedule an appointment ahead of time by visiting the Forester Health and Wellness Portal and selecting a time that best suits your schedule or by calling ahead (847-735-5050).
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. It is important that you complete the Health History Form, enter immunization dates and upload it on the Forester Health & Wellness Patient Portal by August 1, 2017. If forms are not submitted by August 1, 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.
To access the portal: https://lakeforest.medicatconnect.com. Use your College issued username and password to log-in.
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 schedule an appointment using our on-line patient portal click here.
Health Services Offered:
Visits with the nurse practitioner or physician include, at no additional charge:
- Physical examinations (such as athletic, travel, employment, and well woman).
- Illness evaluation and management.
- Minor injury evaluation and management (i.e. crutches, wound care and other minor procedures).
- Sexual Health - Birth control, STI education/testing/treatment.
- Wellness and nutrition counseling.
Visits can be scheduled ahead of time (recommended) or we have walk-in hours twice daily.
Prescriptions, labs, x-rays or other testing and specialist consultation will be arranged by Health and Wellness staff and billed to the student’s individual health insurance plan or can be paid separately.
What is a nurse practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse with graduate level training who provides healthcare services similar to those traditionally performed by a doctor. NP’s diagnose and treat health problems and focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. They help patients make wise health and lifestyle choices.
When the clinic is not open:
In the event of an urgent or emergency illness or injury when the Health and Wellness Center is closed, students should call the Department of Public Safety at 847-735-5555. An officer will respond to all calls, evaluate your condition, and arrange for transport to the nearest emergency facility if needed.
If your issue is less urgent but can’t wait until the Health and Wellness Center is open, there is a local clinic that has hours of operation in the evenings and on weekends:
Minute Clinic located inside of CVS Pharmacy in Lake Forest at 520 N. Western Avenue. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm. Lunch breaks are from 1:30-2:30 Monday through Friday and 1:00 - 1:30 Saturday and Sunday.
Why would I need to go to the hospital?
- Emergency Care for illness or injury that can’t wait until the clinic opens.
- Services not provided at the Health and Wellness Center such as radiology (x-rays).
- Inpatient care.
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