Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Health Service: Exceptional Care Conveniently Located on Campus!

By: Shelby Sandefer | Health Communication & Marketing Coordinator

EIU Health Service offers convenient care right here on campus! The Clinic is dedicated to providing student-oriented primary care and health education through medical services and a variety of programs. With 22 full-time professional staff, Health Service offers a wide variety of services including: acute and chronic care, women’s and men’s general and sexual health, prevention, free flu shots, sports medicine, travel consultations, mental health services, nutritional counseling, TB screenings and testing, educational programs, as well as public health interventions. Together, the Health Service strives to meet all of students’ medical needs on campus in a conveniently located, top notch facility!


Primary Care

EIU students are able to visit the Health Service for all of their primary care needs. Whether a sore throat, cough, cold, or many other illnesses, the student may see a provider free of charge! Health Service providers are dedicated to ensuring that all students are Healthy Panthers!

Women’s Health

The Health Service makes women’s health appointments easy and convenient. Licensed providers offer a wide range of services including, but not limited to: pap exams, breast exams, contraception consults, common vaginal infection testing, medication refills for established patients, as well as sexually transmitted infection testing, counseling, and treatment.

EIU Pharmacy

EIU Pharmacy provides students with medications prescribed by Health Service providers, private physicians, and dentists. The pharmacy also carries a variety of over-the-counter medications so students don’t have to leave campus! Aside from prescribed and over-the-counter medications, the pharmacy also offers other personal items. Some of those items include: emergency contraceptives, lip balm, condoms, first aid supplies and more! Students may pay via cash or bill the charges to their student account.


The Health Service also has a Radiology Department. This department offers digital x-rays with a radiologist’s interpretation, electrocardiograms and rhythm strips with a cardiologist’s interpretation, and digital x-ray images on CD.


There is a state certified lab located on campus, within the Health Service! All orders for lab tests must be written on a prescription pad printed with the physician’s name, address, phone number, as well as fax number. All orders must be signed by the ordering physician.

Health Education Resource Center:

The Health Education Resource Center serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff by providing programs, campaigns, interventions, and one-on-one consultations regarding health related topics. The HERC offers health programming in the areas of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention and education, flu and cold prevention and education, nutritional analysis and education, and sexual health education, in addition to many other health related topics.

Additional Information:

Cost of Services:

General medical visits, health assessments, special programs and educational resources are provided to students at no cost! The Health Service is funded through the student’s tuition/fees, which supplements funding for primary care visits to the Health Service and Health Education programs. This funding also helps keep additional service fees low!

Additional Service Fees:

Charges apply to all specialty visits including: women’s and men’s health, nutritional/dietary, psychiatric, travel consults, and employment physicals. Charges and low service fees for lab, x-ray, immunizations, etc, including charges for pharmacy medications, may be billed to the student’s university account or paid by cash. A list of additional charges is available at the Health Service or online at

Student Insurance Coverage at Health Service:

Students who are covered by the Student Insurance Plan have coverage for most service charges at the Health Service. Students also benefit from reduced charges, without a deductible. The Student Insurance Plan also provides coverage for medical services off campus.

Make an Appointment Today!

Physicians and other medical professionals at the Health Service are seen through appointment only. Students may visit and make an appointment using the MyHealth Portal. Students may also call 217-581-3013 to make an appointment or go to the Health Service and speak with an Appointment Clerk.

"98% of students say they had convenient appointments and of those, 90% say they waited less than 10 minutes."

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