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What To Do When You Get Sick


Division of Student Development

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7077


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Visit Health Services in Furrow Hall at 175 W. Knox St. (across from the soccer field) during regular business hours. In order to best utilize your time and ours, we suggest that you call ahead for an appointment to 309-341-7559. There are plenty of same day appointments available. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduled appointments will be given priority, excluding emergencies. This will allow Health Services to minimize your wait time. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins will not be accepted after 3:45 p.m.

Medical Services After Hours (non-emergency)

For non-emergency care after hours, students can visit the local Prompt Care. Please note that the Health Services fee does not cover after hours office visits.


OSF PromptCare - Galesburg
3375 N. Seminary Street, Galesburg, IL

M-Sa 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Su 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

The College provides taxi vouchers to off-campus clinics and pharmacies in Galesburg. Vouchers are available through Health Services, Campus Safety, and Campus Life.

Emergency Services

Call 9-1-1 for an ambulance to take you to the emergency room at either Cottage Hospital or OSF St. Mary Medical Center, both in Galesburg.

Please note that the Health Services fee does not cover ambulance service or emergency room care.

Missing Class

When a student is absent from a class for medical reasons, it is the student's responsibility to discuss this directly with the faculty member involved. If the student visits Health Services, a note can be given stating that the student was seen for illness or injury.

If a student is seen in Health Services and it is determined that the student should not be in class, and is expected to miss several days of class, a notice can, upon student request, be sent to the Associate Dean stating they are ill and are expected/instructed to miss class for multiple days or an extended period of time. Examples of illnesses requiring multiple days off include but are not limited to mononucleosis, pneumonia, concussion, influenza with fever, mumps, illness that requires additional testing that day, or admission to the hospital.  

Follow recommendations

After visiting a health care provider, make sure you have a clear understanding of the best way to get you back on your feet. This is the time to ask questions. Ask the provider to write down recommendations, so you have them available as needed. Fill your prescriptions as soon as possible. Return back to your health care provider if your symptoms worsen.

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Printed on Wednesday, February 26, 2020