IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY
While we encourage students to come see us for their basic health concerns, it is ALWAYS important to remember that our office is not equipped to handle medical emergencies. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. Contact University Police immediately! From any campus phone, call extension 5511. From your cell phone, call (773) 442-5511.
Students must be currently enrolled at NEIU, with a valid NEIU ID, in order to receive services from Student Health Services. Students do not need to be covered under a health insurance plan in order to use these services. The Student Health Service fee supports our office.
Note: An appointment is needed (see Appointment Scheduling) for all services except over-the-counter medications (such as aspirin) and basic first aid.
The following services are offered to students:
- Basic first aid care of minor illness
- Emergency contraception
- Equipment/video loan
- Smoking cessation
- Suture removal
- Pap smear
- Treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
- Birth control
- Menstrual disorders
- Minor gynecological problems
NOTE: Pap exams are covered by most insurance policies. Please call us for more details at (773) 442-5800.
Screening services offered to students:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- Dipstick urinalysis - check for infection
- Hemoglobin - check for anemia
- Rapid strep A
- Tuberculosis (TB)
Students can obtain free condoms from Health Services. Male condoms, female condoms, dental dams, lubricant and latex-free male condoms are available. Our Advanced Practice Nurse can prescribe several forms of birth control. We also have oral contraceptives available for purchase within our office with a prescription. For this service, please make an appointment with our Advanced Practice Nurse (see Appointment Scheduling).
Oral contraceptives available are:
- EContra EZ (Plan B) - $10
- Emoquette (generic for Desogen) - $8
- Tri-Previfem (generic for Ortho-tri-cyclen) - $8
- Previfem (generic for Ortho-cyclen) -$8
- Aubra or Orsythia (same as Alesse) - $8
- Tarina Fe (generic for Loestrin Fe) - $8
For all services that require payment such as oral contraceptives, etc. Cash and checks made payable to NEIU are the ONLY forms of payment accepted. We DO NOT accept credit/debit cards.
The Stress-Free Zone is provided during finals week (during the fall and spring semesters) as a place for students to relax and reduce the stress of exams.