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Health Services

Health Services at Knox

The wellness of all members of our community is of vital importance to us, and we have established services to help you remain healthy and aid you in the event of injury or illness.

All students have access to basic medical care provided by Health Services, located on campus at 175 W. Knox Street. For each visit you make, the medical practitioner will provide an assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. There is no per visit cost, and there is no limit to the number of visits you can make. To ensure that you have unlimited access, a $70 health services fee will be billed to each student at the beginning of each term.

Health Insurance Options
We are committed to helping you find the right option to ensure your well-being, which is why all Knox students are strongly advised to have comprehensive health insurance while in college. While basic health care is available through Health Services on campus, chronic or extended medical conditions, prescriptions, x-rays, lab tests, emergency medical care, and hospital visits are your financial responsibility. Under the new federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines, you can remain on family plans until age 26. If you have a primary insurance provider or are enrolled in a voluntary health insurance program, please bring that provider card/information with you to campus.

Voluntary Health Insurance: Although Knox does not administer or provide comprehensive health insurance for students, we have identified options through Lawrence E. Smith & Associates, Inc. for international and U.S. students. International students can learn more about the plan and receive a cost estimate by visiting HTH Worldwide. For U.S. students, www.ehealthinsurance.com, for information on how to obtain voluntary health insurance plan options.


Coverage Dates

On-campus health coverage begins September 9, 2013, through June 7, 2014 (only when classes are in session). Off-site coverage at OSF Galesburg Clinic or OSF Prompt Care (when classes are not in session):

  • August 19, 2013, through September 11, 2013
  • November 26, 2013, through January 2, 2014
  • March 17, 2014, through March 25, 2014
  • June 7, 2014, through Commencement

Off-site coverage does not apply while classes are in session, and there will be a $60 charge per office visit except for the dates listed above.

Accident Insurance Plan
All full-time students are automatically enrolled in an accident insurance plan that provides specified medical benefits in the event you are accidentally injured either on or off campus. There is an annual $90 fee (prorated for students beginning in winter $60 or spring term $50) for this coverage. The accident insurance plan only covers medical expenses due to a covered accident. This fee is mandatory and may not be waived. Please note the Knox policy number is   13-0255-2014.

Health Forms and Immunization Requirements
You will receive in the mail an Immunization Form (PDF) for new students only, and an Emergency/Medical History Form (PDF) for new and returning students. To help us meet your healthcare needs when you arrive on campus, both completed forms must be returned to us by January 2, 2014. Per state law, you will not be able to register for classes if we have not received both forms. Learn more about our immunization requirements.  Also, you may forward on to the student health services coordinator a copy of previous immunization records either directly from your physician's office or also from a previous school attended.  This can either be faxed to 309-341-7077, or emailed to Melane Lowe.  If you have any questions regarding your immunization requirements or questions pertaining to the Emergency Medical History Form, please contact 309-341-7863.

Athletic Injuries, Insurance, and Physicals
Athletic injuries are cared for and treated through the Athletic Training Room located in the basement of Memorial Gymnasium. A staff of certified athletic trainers will:

  • provide practice and game coverage
  • evaluate and refer athletic injuries to team physicians in a variety of specialties
  • perform necessary treatments and rehabilitations within the well-equipped facility

All student-athletes on intercollegiate teams must have a physical examination before participating in practice and/or competition. Student-athletes may obtain this required exam when they arrive on campus. The charge for the exam is $25, which will be billed to your student account. All on-campus athletic physical exams will be in T. Fleming Fieldhouse. Student-athletes interested in obtaining a physical exam from their own physician prior to coming to campus can download the Athlete Physical form (PDF). The form should be returned directly to Scott Sunderland at Knox College, K-226, 2 E. South St., Galesburg, IL 61401. Questions? Contact Scott Sunderland at 309-341-7378.

All student-athletes planning to participate in intercollegiate athletics must have a current Emergency/Medical History Information form (PDF) on file with the Office of Student Development.


Athletic Insurance
To comply with NCAA requirements, we provide a group accidental insurance policy for all Knox student-athletes. The plan covers $1,000 up to $90,000 -- the threshold where the NCAA catastrophic coverage begins. The athletic insurance pays secondary to any other insurance and only covers accidents related to varsity athletic practice, competition, and/or supervised strength and conditioning activity. Club and intramural sports, off-season injuries, chronic injuries, and illnesses are not included under this policy. To offset the cost, athletes are charged $200 to their student accounts once the year of eligibility in the athlete's sport has been satisfied by NCAA definition. This fee is non-refundable and is a one-time per year charge no matter the number of sports in which you participate. Learn more about intercollegiate athletic insurance.

Athletic Physical Exams
All student-athletes on intercollegiate teams must have a physical examination before participating in practice and/or competition. Student-athletes may obtain this required exam when they arrive on campus. The charge for the exam is $25, which will be billed to your student account. All on-campus athletic physical exams will be in T. Fleming Fieldhouse.

Student-athletes interested in obtaining a physical exam from their own physician prior to coming to campus can download the Athlete Physical form (PDF). The form should be returned directly to Scott Sunderland at Knox College, K-226, 2 E. South St., Galesburg, IL 61401. Questions? Contact Scott Sunderland at 309-341-7378.

All student-athletes planning to participate in intercollegiate athletics must have a current Emergency/Medical History Information form (PDF) on file with the Office of Student Development.

Sickle Cell Trait Testing
The National Collegiate Athletic Association requires all athletes to confirm their sickle cell Status and supply in a written report the results to the Knox College Athletic Department and the Knox College athletic training staff prior to any participation in practice, competition, and/or strength and conditioning activities. Completion of the Sickle Cell Trait Testing Guide and Waiver Form (PDF) is required prior to any athletic participation at Knox College.

Questions about intercollegiate athletic injuries, health insurance, or physicals? Contact Scott Sunderland, head athletic trainer, at 309-341-7378 or ssunderl@knox.edu.