WELCOME NEW STUDENTS
Below is a link to the REQUIRED Health Form. Please call 309-677-2700 if you have any questions or concerns.
HEALTH CENTER SURVEY
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Monday - Friday
8:00am-12:30pm, 1:30pm - 5pm
A nurse is available in Health Services 9am-12noon
Summer and interim hours vary
Phone number: 309-677-2700
Fax number: 309-677-3534
After-hours number: 309-677-3200
If at any time a problem appears to be time-urgent or life-threatening, Health Services should be bypassed and a call should be made immediately to the Emergency Response Number, 911.
Each month we will be featuring a different member of our staff.
Name: Jessica Higgs, MD, Director of Health Services
Hometown: Waterloo, IL
School: BA from Illinois College, MD from SIU-School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency at U of I - Peoria, Sports Medicine Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh
Hobbies: running, shopping, playing with my kids, cross-stitch
How long have you worked at Bradley: starting my 3rd year
Why you like working at Bradley: I love working with the students and have always wanted to do college health since starting medical school. I have a special interest in sports medicine and have the opportunity to use those skills frequently.
Bradley Health Services exists to provide primary health care for Bradley students. All continuing students are eligible to use the health services on a year-round basis so long as they remain enrolled at the Institution and pay the health fee.
The Health Center is a fully operational physician's office on the campus of Bradley University. Most of the services provided are included in the student health fee including all visits to both health services and counseling, basic lab work, minor procedures, and the lending of equipment. Other, more extensive work-ups may be an additional expense. Please bring your insurance card to your appointment in the event it is needed.
Health Services provides primary medical service and referrals for students during the academic year, maintains student health records, and assists with claims on student insurance. "Primary medical service" is defined as that which diagnoses the problem and then treats common ailments, (e.g. colds, flu, urinary tract infections, minor injury). Health care maintenance or support programs prescribed by a family physician may also be performed (e.g. allergy injections, dietary monitoring). For more severe medical or health problems, referral is made to community services or hospitals. Services include the following:
Student Health ID Cards will be available next week either from your RA, or, if you live off campus at the health center. Below are some more details.
Why are we distributing these cards?
In the past we have had some difficulty in communication with local emergency rooms and prompt cares that students visit when the clinic is closed or for more serious issues. Our hope is that these cards help to alleviate some of these issues. These cards contain all the information that these sites would need to send the visit information back to our office so we can follow up appropriately.
In addition to this reason, these cards contain all the information that you as students need to know in case of contacting us including or day and afterhours phone numbers.
Finally, these cards allow you to include some of your own personal medical information in case an emergency arises in a classroom or elsewhere.
How should I fill out the card?
On the front of the card is a place to write you name. On the back of the card are three separate questions.
1) Preferred hospital in Peoria – this will be based on your health insurance. You can contact your insurance provider based on their phone number on your insurance card and ask which hospital in the Peoria area they prefer to use. This information is valuable to us in case we ever need to send out lab work or send you for a x-ray or other testing.
2) Hometown physician – this is included if you would like both your hometown physician as well as health services to be notified of your visit to the emergency room or prompt care.
3) Chronic illnesses – this information is helpful in case of an emergency. Diagnoses such as asthma, diabetes, or seizures can lead to circumstances where you may be unable to answer questions. These cards could talk for you. If you are not comfortable writing down a diagnosis, that’s OK, it’s completely voluntary.
What do I do with the card?
Please place the completed card with your student ID or other material that you keep with you at all times. If you do visit a prompt care or emergency room, please show the physician that sees you the card and ask that a copy of your visit be sent to health services.
Students will not be given excuses for missing class. Students may sign a release of information for their professors and the professors may contact health services at their discretion if they have questions. Students diagnosed with more long-term illnesses that may require missing classes for an extended period of time may sign a release of information for the Center of Student Support Services to notify their professors.
The Peoria area is serviced by three hospitals which each have their own network of prompt cares.
Methodist Medical Center
221 NE Glen Oak, 672-5522
Methodist Prompt Cares:
8914 N. Knoxville Ave, 691-9110
1909 N. Morton Ave. Morton 263-9124
1800 Broadway Pekin 346-3416
Proctor Community Hospital
5409 N. Knoxville, 691-1000
St. Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak, 655-2000
St. Francis Prompt Cares:
4911 N. Executive Dr. 655-2431
8800 N. St Route 91 655-2431
435 Maxine Dr. Morton 655-2431
For the protection of each Bradley student, it is required that a student health form be filed with Health Services before the student begins at the University. These forms are sent to each admitted student. If a form is not received, a copy may be obtained at Health Services in the Markin Center.
It is also a requirement of the College University Law, Public Act 85-1315, that all persons who are registering for the first time for more than one class on campus at a four year university after July 1, 1989, present evidence of immunity against immunizable diseases.
It is suggested that all students receive Hepatitis B immunizations, particularly those entering a health science, before starting class. Failure to comply with these immunization requirements will result in your being denied registration.
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