Health and safety on campus

McKinley Health Center

McKinley Health Center serves the students at the University of Illinois. The Health Service Fee, which is paid as part of your student’s enrollment, provides the funds to prepay many of your student’s health care needs. Some of the services provided by McKinley include:

  • 24 hour Dial-A-Nurse service - Answers questions about illnesses, injuries or other health concerns. Depending on the nature of the problem, the nurse may suggest basic first-aid, a visit to the Health Center's self-care center, an appointment at the Center, coming immediately to the Center or a visit to the emergency department of a community hospital. Information discussed with the Dial-A-Nurse is entered on the medical record and is confidential.
  • Visits with a Primary Care Provider - we have 13 full-time Physicians
  • Pharmacy service - many medications are offered at low cost or no cost
  • Mental Health- counseling and treatment
  • Immunizations and Travel Clinic- this includes the mandatory TB (Tuberculosis) screening test
  • Women's Health Clinic
  • Health Resource Centers provide over-the-counter self-care supplies at no additional charge
  • Health Information from the Health Education Unit

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a range of services intended to help students develop improved coping skills in order to address emotional, interpersonal, and academic concerns.  All of these services are paid for through the health services fee. The individuals working in the Counseling Center understand that health care information, including counseling appointments, is personal. They are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of this information and providing information regarding their privacy practices.
All health related matters are strictly confidential and do not appear on any academic records.

Safety on Campus

Keeping your student safe on campus is very important.  Once of the most important things to teach your student is to be aware of their surroundings.  Students should not leave any bags unattended while in the library or anywhere else, especially if they have valuable items in the bag, such as a laptop computer.  When walking home at night or day, make sure that they are not distracted with headphone in their ears, or talking on the phone.  Ask they try to avoid walking home alone in the dark.  Emergency phones, Student Patrol, self-defense classes, SafeWalks and MTD SafeRides are just a few examples of resources that are available to enhance your student’s safety while at the University of Illinois.

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