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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.

Submit health forms.
Visit your personalized student portal to complete immunization and medical history forms before you arrive on campus. 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 immunization. We encourage you to get your immunizations before coming to Knox, as it is often cheaper to get these immunizations at home.

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.

Learn 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.

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. 

Take online courses, AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates
Taken by more than 700,000 college students across the country, these two courses will help you develop the skills needed to address critical life issues such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, and bystander intervention. You need to take the courses before you arrive on campus.

Are you a student athlete?
If you plan to participate in Prairie Fire Athletics, a physical examination is required before you can participate in practice or competitions. Learn more about physicals and student-athlete insurance.  

Stay safe.
The Department of Campus Safety is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep you and your valuables safe. Planning to bring your car or bike to campus? Learn about parking permits and registering bikes on campus.

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Printed on Saturday, February 23, 2019