Care recieved in the Wellness Center is provided by Registered Nurses following physician approved clinical protocols. Below is a list of clinical and prevention services provided:
Assessment, treatment and follow-up care for acute injuries, illness and minor health problems
- Students presenting with health needs that exceed our nursing scope of practice will be referred to a local health care provider/facility or their primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. For a list of local health care facilities click on our community health resource page.
- If you have a chronic illness for which you need regular medical care, we encourage you to maintain follow-up with your primary care physician. If that is not practical, we advise you to find a physician located in the Aurora area that will be able to support your medical needs. Please contact the Wellness Center if you would like assistance in finding an appropriate local physician.
- A completed "Consent for Treatment" form must be on file in the Wellness Center prior to evaluation and treatment of any student less than 18 years of age.
Screening and testing services
- Rapid Strep A testing, urinalysis (dipstick), and blood glucose testing are provided by the Wellness Center. In addition the Wellness Center provides blood pressure measurement, percentage body fat evaluations, height and weight measurements as well as basic sleep and nutritional evaluations.
Over-the-counter medication availability
- The Wellness Center stocks a wide variety of common over-the-counter medications. If indicated and according to physician approved clinical protocols a one-day supply of medication will be provided with clear directions for use and instructions for where/what to purchase if additional supplies are needed.
Limited prescription medications availability
- A limited supply of prescription medication is available for purchase by students in the Wellness Center. Prescription medications are dispensed according to physician approved clinical protocols only. Students requesting prescription medications for reasons beyond what is covered under the physician approved protocols will be referred to their primary care physician or a local healthcare provider for further evaluation.
Referrals to community healthcare providers
- Students needing further evaluation by a physician or specialist may contact the Wellness Center for assistance in locating a provider within the surrounding community. For a list of local health care facilities click on our community health resource page.
Health and immunization record management
- The Wellness Center manages and enforces the State of Illinois College Immunization Code (77 ILL.ADM.CODE 694). For information on specific immunization and health record requirements click on our health and immunization records page.
- Students do not need to be sick to take advantage of Wellness Center services. The following is list of services provided to help promote wellness. For specifics on any of these services click on our Wellness Works page.
- Computerized relaxation software that uses biofeedback to help you learn to relax
- Stress relief resources such as meditative coloring, Zentangles, origami, and Play-Doh
- Group exercise classes
- Basic sleep and nutritional evaluations
- Wellness Assessments-which include measurement of blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, percentage body fat, BMI and waist circumference
- Health education resources
- Small group and or classroom health presentations or dicussions