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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


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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.

In case you missed it (or want to watch it again), here is a recording of the Q&A session we had in June with Knox healthcare professionals. They answered questions from incoming students and parents on topics ranging from insurance and health services to accommodations and immunizations (including the COVID-19 vaccine).

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 Pre-Arrival Tracker to complete immunization and medical history forms. These forms must be completed before you begin 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. Knox College will also require the COVID-19 vaccination, subject to religious or medical exemptions, for the 2021-22 academic year. Learn more about the requirements for each immunization (PDF). Questions about immunizations? Contact

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 health care for illness and injuries. Learn more about Health Services at Knox.

Meet your mental health needs.
Wellness is more than just your physical health. Confidential counseling, outreach, and consultations are available free of charge to all Knox students, where you have the opportunity to talk with an objective professional about your feelings and concerns. Learn more about Counseling Services.

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.

Attend a Virtual Healthcare Q&A program.
To answer any questions you may have about healthcare at Knox—from health services to mental health to accommodations—join a virtual Q&A on Thursday, June 17, at 5 p.m. CST. Get log-in info and submit questions (you'll also be able to ask questions during the event) on your Pre-Arrival Tracker.

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.

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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