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Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7222

Fax: 309-341-7077

newstudent@​knox.edu

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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.

Don't forget your health forms.
To help us meet your healthcare needs, visit your  personalized student portal to complete immunization and medical history forms. These forms must be completed before you can register for your classes. The State of Illinois requires that all students who enroll in public or private colleges or universities provide proof of immunity against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, and meningococcal disease. Learn more about the requirements for each immunizationQuestions about immunizations? Contact immunizations@knox.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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Printed on Monday, September 16, 2019