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Health Services

Health care is provided to students whether they are full-time or part-time and whether or not they carry the student health insurance. It is up to the student to submit all receipts to their insurance provider for reimbursement. Employees should see their primary care provider off campus.

Services include treatment for minor acute illnesses and injuries, yearly pap smears, birth control, allergy injections and required immunizations. Physical examinations are provided for all UIS athletes and for students who are required to have them for work, school, etc.

A wellness resource and self-help area is available in the Health Services (HS) clinic and a supply of over-the-counter remedies is also available along with guidelines and directions for their use.

The HS is supported by student fees (shared with the UIS Counseling Center) university funds and some user fees. There is no charge for visits to the HS although there are some charges for special services. Students are notified at the time of the visit if any charges will be incurred. It is the students responsibility to submit paid receipts for reimbursement to their insurance provider. Because more complex health issues sometimes arise, students are expected to have their own health insurance to cover those types of expenses. Students are responsible for informing the HS staff if their insurance requires the use of specific providers.

Patient Health Record

We require anyone who receives service or consultation in the Health Services to complete a Medical History Record prior to their clinic visit.  We ask that you review the information at each visit to the Health Service so that your information remains current throughout your academic career at UIS  Copies of the form can be found online at:

Medical History form PDF

All completed medical history forms are reviewed by a Health Care Provider for immunization compliance with state and federal regulations,  and for any medications, allergies, chronic diseases and other health issues so that we may provide the appropriate services. This review takes place before the provider examines the student and prior to each visit.

Policy for appointments missed without notice

A “no-show” fee of $15.00 is charged to those who do not show up for appointments and for those who cancel appointments less than 24 hours before the appointment time.

Services offered by the HS are a valuable resource to the campus and are free or low cost in most instances. When an appointment is not cancelled in a timely fashion, it may cause a serious inconvenience to others who need health care, who are ill or injured and need to be seen as soon as any appointment is available. The no-show fee encourages students to be timely in canceling their appointments and helps to finance the cost of health care provider time that was not utilized because an appointment was not cancelled in a timely fashion.

University Of Illinois Nondiscrimination Statement:

The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.

The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities.

University complaint and grievance procedures provide employees and students with the means for the resolution of complaints that allege a violation of this Statement.

Student/Staff Eligibility

Health Services provide treatment to all students, both full and part-time students whether or not they have student insurance. Employees should see their primary care provider off campus.

Students pay a mandatory fee for the use of Health Services and minimal user fees are charged for some services. Patients are informed about these fees before the service is rendered. Nurse or physician visits and many other services are provided without charge.

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Clinical services available

Services provided include treatment for minor illnesses such as colds, allergies, infections, examinations such as pap smears, pelvic exams, and minor injuries. Hypertension and diabetic monitoring are also available. For more complicated illnesses, referrals are made to other physicians and agencies through HS.

Students with the UIS Student Insurance ( Academic HealthPlans / Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illiniois) can call an after hours nurse at 1-800-299-0274 with any medical questions or concerns.

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Over the counter remedies & equipment for loan

  • Antacids
  • Aspirin
  • Band Aids
  • Cold tablets
  • Condoms
  • Crutches (loan)
  • Decongestants
  • Heating pads (loan)
  • Ice bags
  • Lozenges

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Routine immunizations

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Costs to students

Procedure / Vaccination Students
Allergy Shots – per semester (orders from allergist required)
$40.00
Arm Sling $15.00
Ankle Air Cast $50.00
Blood Glucose $5.00
Chickenpox Vaccine by appointment only 2 injections @ $120ea $120.00
Child Care PE & TB Test $15.00
Chlamydia testing $25.00
Copies 8.5 cents each
Depo-Provera (birth control shot) $75.00
Disposable Ear Syringe $4.00
Gram Stain $7.00
Gonorrhea Testing $25.00
Gonorrhea Treatment $8.00
Hepatitis A Vaccine $45.00
Hepatitis B Vaccine – 3 injections @ $40ea $40.00
HIV testing
$20.00
HPV (Gardasil) Vaccine – 3 injections @ $185ea $185.00
KOH $5.00
Loestrin (birth control pill)
$8.00
MMR Vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella) $75.00
Meningococcal/Meningitis Vaccine – 2 injections @ $110ea $110.00
Nebulizer Treatment-Includes Supplies $20.00
Nebulizer Treatment-Meds only $12.00
Pap Smear $60.00
Peak Flow Meter $25.00
Plan B
$18.00
Pneumonia Vaccine $100.00
Poliomyelitis (Polio vaccine) – by appointment only
$40.00
QFG – Quantiferon Gold (TB blood test) $40.00
Shingles Vaccine – by appointment only $200.00
Syphilis / RPR (Herpes I and II) test $8.50
TB Test $10.00
Teacher Physicals & TB Test $15.00
TD Vaccine $35.00
Tdap (Adult-tetanus diphtheria acellular pertussis/whooping cough) $65.00
Thermometers $4.00
Throat Culture $30.00
Typhoid Vaccine $70.00
Urinalysis $10.00
Urinalysis Culture $12.00
Urinalysis Sensitivity $17.00
Urine Dip $3.00
Urine Pregnancy Test-here $6.00
Wart Treatment $20.00
Wet Mount $7.00
Wooden Shoe $5.00
Wrist Splint $20.00

More vaccines/services are available that are not listed.

Any Lab work done at Health Service may need additional Lab work completed, separate charges may apply.

Students with the UIS Student Insurance plan should determine if these alternate sources are considered Preferred PPO Providers under the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO network. This can be determined using the contact information on the student’s insurance card. Please contact Human Resources at studentinsurance@uis.edu with any insurance questions.

It is the patient’s responsibility to submit paid receipts to their private insurance provider or the student health insurance – UIS Human Resources

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Appointments

  • Please arrive 10-20 minutes before appointment to complete necessary paperwork
  • Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30a.m. – 5p.m. when UIS is open.

Open Access Appointments: Same Day appointments may be made on a first come first serve basis by calling Health Services (206-6676) between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30a.m.

Regular Appointments:  Annual exams, athletic physical examinations and examinations that require more lengthy appointments or that can be scheduled in advance.

Students with the UIS Student Insurance ( Academic HealthPlans / Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois) can call an after-hours/weekend nurse at 1-800-299-0274 with any medical questions or concerns.

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Important

  • Who is eligible to use Health Services?

The HS provides treatment to all students, full- or part-time, whether or not they have student insurance. Employees should see their primary care providers.

  • Is there a cost to use Health Services?

Students do not pay an office visit fee; employees pay a small fee for office visits other than those for blood pressure checks. Some small user fees are charged for certain services.

There is a missed appointment or late cancellation fee of $15.00 charged for appointments that are not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance.

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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
217-206-6600

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