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Health & Safety


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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In the coming months and years, you will face many exciting opportunities and challenges. It's normal to need physical or mental health support along the way. That's why we have Counseling and Health Services right here on campus. Our on-campus counselors and medical staff are here to help and are committed to your academic and personal success.

Here are some ways to ensure a healthy start to your Knox career.

Find health care right around the corner (or across the quad).
Medical care is provided on campus by Health Services. There is no cost per visit and no limit to the number of visits you can make to the office, which provides basic healthcare for illness and injuries.

Meet your mental health needs.
Wellness is more than just your physical health. At Counseling Services, we offer free, confidential counseling and consultations to all Knox students. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk to an objective professional about any area of concern. 

Provide us with emergency contact and medical history information.
The information you provide in your Pre-Arrival Tracker will help us give the best care in an emergency.

Learn about disability services at Knox.
The Office of Disability Support Services promotes accessibility for students with disabilities in all areas of campus life by facilitating accommodations, promoting the use of innovative resources and programs, and advancing inclusive and sustainable learning and living environments across campus. Learn more about Disability Services at Knox.

Will you be under 18 when your arrive on campus?
If so, a parent/guardian consent for treatment form is necessary in order for care at Health Services. You'll find the form on your Pre-Arrival Tracker.

Accident on campus or off? You're covered.
All Knox students are automatically enrolled in an accident insurance plan that provides specified medical benefits if you're accidentally injured on or off campus.

Complete a Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire
All students must receive a TB skin test before arriving on campus. Learn more on your Pre-Arrival Tracker.

Find out about insurance plans. 
All Knox students are strongly advised to have comprehensive health insurance. While basic health care is available through campus Health Services, additional medical expenses are your financial responsibility. Knox does not offer comprehensive health insurance plans for students, but we have identified some insurance options.

International students: Receive high-quality health care in the United States.
Your health and wellness are essential to your success at Knox, and you can expect to receive high-quality health care in the U.S. Learn more about  health care in the U.S.

Stay safe.
The Department of Campus Safety is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and is dedicated to developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus in cooperation with other campus departments and community organizations. Campus Safety staff will be at check-in and move-in to let you know about all of the services they offer. In the meantime, learn more about  residence hall keysparking permits, and registering bikes on campus.

Join the Prairie Fire.
If you plan to participate in Prairie Fire Athletics and haven't been in contact with the head coach,  do that now before you arrive on campus. A physical examination is required before you can participate in practice or competitions. Learn more about student-athlete physicals and insurance.

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