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Health Services FAQ


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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Where are health facilities located?

Health Services  (on campus)
Furrow Hall, 175 West Knox Street
(309) 341-7559
Office hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Counseling Services (on campus)
Furrow Hall, 175 West Knox Street
(309) 341-7492
Office hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Galesburg Cottage Hospital (off campus in Galesburg)
695 N. Kellogg St.
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(309) 343-8131

OSF St. Mary Medical Center  (off campus in Galesburg)
3333 N. Seminary St.
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(309) 344-3161 

OSF PromptCare - Galesburg
3375 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL
M-Sa 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Su 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

How do I get health care when I need it?

  • You can visit Health Services during office hours. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. If possible, call ahead for an appointment. This will allow Health Services to minimize your wait time. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • If you can not wait for health services to open you can visit the local Prompt Care. Please note that the Health Services fee does not cover after hours office visits. The cost incurred at Prompt Care is the student's responsibility.
  • If you require emergency medical care, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room.

Is there coverage during winter and spring break?

Health Services is open when the College is open, including spring break and winter break except between Christmas and New Year. A complete academic calendar may be viewed here.

Will Health Services provide an excuse for missing classes?

Upon the student's request, Health Services staff will provide documentation for students whose medical conditions necessitate missing class.Extended class absences or missed examinations should be reported by the student to the Associate Dean of the College as soon as possible.

What if I have questions about Health Services arrangements?

Contact the Executive Assistant in the Division of Student Development, Old Main 101, 309-341-7863, for questions concerning services covered by Health Services.

What if I require lab tests to be performed?

Health Services has the ability to conduct and analyze several lab tests on-site at no cost to the student. Additional testing can be ordered off site; those costs are the responsibility of the student.

What if I need a referral to a specialist?

The on-campus medical practitioner will be able to refer you to the appropriate specialist if further treatment is recommended.

What is the cost to visit Health Services?

There is no additional cost to see our health services staff for the following:

  • Acute medical problems including respiratory or other infections, flu-like symptoms, abdominal problems, or headaches;
  • Minor emergency treatment including burns, minor lacerations, sprains, or strains;
  • Reproductive care;
  • Some laboratory services including rapid strep throat, mononucleosis, urinalysis and urine pregnancy testing.

Are there Family Planning Services available?

Yes. Reproductive services are available through on-campus Health Services. Additionally, Knox College and Family Planning Services of Western Illinois have an agreement in which all enrolled Knox students will pay a nominal fee for the first visit.  Students on their subsequent visits will be charged Family Planning's going rate for each procedure up to but not exceeding a set limit.

Who should I contact if I have questions concerning a collegiate athletic injury and/or athletic insurance claim?

Knox College Athletic Training Room at ext. 7378.

Where is the Athletic Training Room located?

Basement of Memorial Gym, Room MG051.

Is there a charge for the services for a collegiate athletic injury treated in the Knox College Athletic Training Room?

No. Care (evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation) in the Athletic Training Room for collegiate athletic injuries is free of charge for all varsity athletes.

When can I have a varsity athletic related injury/illness evaluated and treated in the Knox College Athletic Training Room?

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Quick Reference Telephone Numbers

  • Campus Safety: 309-341-7979
  • United American Cab Service: 309-341-6161
  • City Bus Inc.: 309-342-4242
  • Health Services: 309-341-7559
  • Counseling Services: 309-341-7492
  • Knox County Health Department: 309-344-2224
  • Family Planning of Western Illinois: 309-343-6162
  • Cottage Hospital Emergency Room: 309-345-4223
  • OSF St. Mary Medical Center: 309-344-3161
  • Division of Student Development: 309-341-7863
  • Athletic Training Room: 309-341-7378
  • For all emergencies: 911
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Printed on Thursday, October 17, 2019