Health Services

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to make an appointment to see the Nurse?NO. The Nurse is available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. There is no appointment necessary to see the Nurse. During peak seasons, you may experience longer wait times. You may call ahead to check the Nurse availability and approximate wait time.

Do I need to make an appointment to see the Doctor? NO. The Doctor is available from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays. There is no appointment necessary to see the Doctor. During peak seasons, you may experience longer wait times. You may call ahead to check the Doctor availability and approximate wait time.

What do I do in case of a medical emergency? CALL X5911. AT ALL TIMES in case of a medical emergency, please call Campus Police at ext. 5911. Campus Police will activate the Emergency Medical System.

Is there a charge for a visit to see the Doctor or Nurse? NO. There is absolutely no fee to see the Doctor or Nurse. There is also no charge to your insurance carrier. All services at The Center for Health and Counseling are free of charge. .

Does the University offer student medical insurance coverage options? YES. Lewis University currently has a contract with First Agency, Inc to offer insurance to our students. This insurance is optional, but available at a reasonable cost. Lewis does not maintain or manage this insurance; and further inquires should be directed to First Agency. They are available via phone at 1-269-381-6630 or www.1stagency.com. Enrollment packets and claim forms are available at Student Services or The Center for Health and Counseling.

Does the Center for Health and Counseling do x-rays/lab tests? Physicals? NO. The Center for Health and Counseling Services is a short term treatment facility. We do not have the ability to do x-rays or “blood tests”. We do, however, have some CLIA-waived tests that may be available as deemed necessary by the Nurse or Doctor. These tests include urinalysis, blood glucose (accucheck), and throat swabs for Strep A. Physicals are not performed under any circumstance.

What immunizations are required? The State of Illinois requires that ALL STUDENTS taking 6 or more credit hours on the main campus show proof to the Center for Health and Counseling of the following:
  • A Tetanus/Diptheria given within the last 10 years.
  • 2 Measles- The first vaccination must have been given on or after the first birthday.
  • One Mumps
  • One Rubella
  • The Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) may also have been given, but 2 of them need to be on record.


Does the Center for Health and Counseling offer any vaccinations? Yes, we offer certain vaccinations to enrolled students. Please call the Center for Health and Counseling Services at 815-836-5455 for more information.

How can I have my immunization records forwarded from Lewis to another school or my employer? A CONSENT TO RELEASE MEDICAL RECORDS form can be obtained from the Center for Health and Counseling Services. This form must be signed by you and witnessed before your records may be released to you, your new school or employer.

Does the Center for Health and Counseling Services provide TB skin testing? Yes. The Center offers TB skin testing to enrolled students free of charge. Please call the Center for Health and Counseling Services at 815-836-5455 for more information.

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