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What To Do When You Get Sick


Division of Student Development

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401


Fax: 309-341-7077


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To schedule an appointment in Health Services, please call (309)341-7559 or email Walk-ins are not accepted at this time. Please call ahead and we will be glad to care for you!

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 OSF St. Mary Medical Center 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 Covid-19, 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 Friday, June 24, 2022