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Health & Safety


Division of Student Development

2 East 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.

Please Note: Health forms are made available on your Pre-Arrival Tracker at different times before you arrive on campus. You will receive an email whenever new forms are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

  •  To help us meet your healthcare needs, visit your Pre-Arrival Tracker to complete an immunization form. 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  Learn more about the requirements for each immunization (PDF).  Questions about immunizations? Contact

  •  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.

  • Wellness is more than just your physical health. Confidential counseling, outreach, and consultations are available free of charge to all enrolled, degree-seeking Knox students, where you have the opportunity to talk with an objective professional about your feelings and concerns. Learn more about counseling services. Additionally, TimelyCare is available to all Knox College students, staff, and faculty at no charge. TimelyCare is a telehealth platform that provides 24/7 services including scheduled counseling, crisis sessions, self-care journeys, and health coaching. Simply visit to create your free and confidential account using your Knox-issued email address. Insurance is not required to utilize these services.

  • 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.

  • All Knox students are automatically enrolled in an accident insurance plan that provides specified medical benefits if they're accidentally injured on or off campus.

  •  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.

  • If you will be under 18 when you arrive on campus, 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.

  • All students must complete a tuberculosis screening questionnaire before arriving on campus. Learn more on your Pre-Arrival Tracker.

  •  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.

  •  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. Learn more about residence hall keys, parking permits, and registering bikes on campus.

  •  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 and additional medical information are required before you can participate in practice or competitions. Learn more about student-athlete physicals and insurance.

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