Knox College

Staying Well At Knox

We are committed to your well-being at Knox. Should you become ill or injured while on campus, multiple resources are available to meet your needs. So what can you do to ensure that a health issue doesn't distract from, or possibly hinder, your college experience?

Students walking on the Knox campus.Before you arrive on campus, be sure to send us a completed immunization form and emergency medical history form. This will give us the information we need to provide the best medical care possible.

If you are covered under your parent's health insurance, be sure to bring an insurance card with you to campus. You should also familiarize yourself with the basics of your parent's insurance plan, such as deductibles, co-pays, and where to call with questions.

So what do you do if you become ill or injured while on campus? If it's not an emergency, go to the on-campus Knox College Health Services, located in the residence hall at 175 W. Knox Street. An appointment is not necessary. There is no cost per visit and no limit to the number of visits you can make, as you are charged a A $70 health services fee at the beginning of each term for the service. A medical practitioner will provide an assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Any prescriptions, x-rays, and lab tests are your financial responsibility. Learn more about Health Services at Knox.

If you need medical attention after hours or on weekends when the on-campus Health Services is closed, visit OSF Prompt Care, located at 1707 North Henderson Street in Galesburg. You do not need an appointment and will be charged a Knox College discounted rate of $60 per visit (there is no charge during approved breaks). You will be charged for lab fees, x-rays, and prescriptions.

If you believe you are experiencing a serious medical emergency, call 911 and ask to be taken to the emergency room at either of Galesburg's local hospitals, OSF St. Mary Medical Center or Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

In addition to on-campus Health Services and discounted services available through OSF Prompt Care, all full-time students are automatically enrolled in an accident insurance plan. This plan only covers costs associated with specific accidents, such as a shoulder strain during football practice or a sprained ankle stepping off the curb on your way to class. The accident insurance plan does not cover chronic medical conditions, prescriptions, x-rays, lab tests, emergency medical care, Flu tests, or hospital visits that are not associated with a covered accident. Learn more about the Accident Insurance Plan.

Ultimate Frisbee practiceIf you are not covered under a parent’s health insurance or some other health plan, we highly recommend that you consider purchasing a health insurance policy. We have identified options for both international and U.S. students.

If you are going to miss any classes due to illness or injury, notify your professors as soon as possible. If you will miss significant class time or a test, quiz, due date on a paper, lab report, etc., you should contact the associate dean of the College and get a note from the medical practitioner to show your professors and the Office of Student Development. As soon as you are well, you and your professors will need to discuss the missed coursework.

E-mail student health services coordinator Melanie Lowe or call 309-341-7863 with questions concerning health services at Knox.

Approaching Deadlines

So that we can be ready for your arrival on campus, please observe the following deadlines:

Students enjoying a meal in the cafeteria.August 1

August 6

August 12

Before Your Arrive On Campus

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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 15 -- Housing and Meal Plans

July 8 -- Healthcare Resources

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!

Knox Links

New Student Page

Orientation Schedule

Knox News

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Knox Calendar

Class of 2017 Facebook Group

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