Knox College

Variety of Healthcare Resources Available at Knox

Your health and wellness are of vital importance to us. That's why we have established resources to help you in the event of illness or injury.

Health Forms
To help us meet your healthcare needs when you arrive on campus, we must receive an Immunization Form (PDF) from you by August 6. Read more about immunization requirements.

You also need to fill out and return to us an Emergency Medical History Information Form (PDF) by August 6. You will not be able to register for classes if we have not received both of these forms. Mail them to Office of Student Development, Knox College, Box K-236, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401.

Health professionals consult at Knox College Health Services.Student Health Services
Medical care is provided by on-campus Health Services, located at 175 W. Knox Street. A $70 health services fee will be billed to each degree-seeking student attending classes on campus at the beginning of each term. This resource ensures that you will have access to a medical practitioner for basic health care and counseling needs. Athletic injuries are not covered by Health Services. Learn more about Health Services at Knox.

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 for this coverage. The accident insurance plan covers medical expenses due to a covered accident with no deductible. Plan benefits are subject to limitations and exclusions and may not pay for 100% of all medical expenses. Medical tests or care due to sickness, illness, and pre-existing conditions are not covered by this plan. Learn more about the accident insurance plan.

Health Insurance
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 basic health care is available through Health Services on campus, additional medical expenses including prescriptions, x-rays, lab tests, and hospital visits are your financial responsibility. Under the new Affordable Care Act guidelines, domestic students can remain on family plans until age 26. You may also secure individual health insurance coverage. While Knox College does not offer comprehensive health insurance plans for students, we have identified some options available to students. Learn about voluntary insurance options.

If you have questions about the accident insurance plan or Health Services, contact the Office of Student Development at or 309-341-7222.

Health Care for Athletes

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
Athletic Insurance
The Knox Football team prepares to take the field at Homecoming.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‚Äôs 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
An athlete at Knox College will not be allowed to start practice without a yearly physical examination and completion of an Emergency Medical History Information Form (PDF). Athletic physicals will be offered for a fee of $25 on Monday, August 19, at 5:00 p.m. for football and 5:30 p.m. for other fall sports teams. Physical exams for winter and spring sports teams will be on Monday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. All athletic physicals will take place in T. Fleming Fieldhouse and the basement of Memorial Gym. Learn more about athletic physical examinations.

Student-athletes interested in obtaining a physical exam from their own physician prior to coming to campus can download the Athlete Physical form (PDF). All physical forms should be returned directly to Scott Sunderland at Knox College, K-226, 2 E. South St., Galesburg, IL 61401 upon their completion and not returned with the other forms to campus.

Sickle Cell Trait Testing
The NCAA 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

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Dates to Remember

August 19
Fall Athlete and Parent Orientation

September 4
Multicultural Student Orientation
International Student Orientation

September 6
Non-Traditional Student Orientation

September 7
Family and Friends Orientation
New Student Orientation

September 11
Pumphandle, Day of Service, and
All-Campus Picnic

September 12
Classes Begin

October 4-6
Family and Friends Weekend


July 1 -- Owning Your Education

June 24 -- Alumni Community

June 17 -- Payment Options

June 10 -- Nurturing Excellence at Knox

June 3 -- Learning at Knox

May 27 -- Orientation

May 20 -- Knox Traditions

May 13 -- Graduation Wish List

May 6 -- Welcome to Knox!

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Knox College Office of Student Development
2 East South Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
309-341-7222 Phone
309-341-7077 Fax