Health Services

Dr. Jessica Higgs
Markin Center, ext. 2700
www.bradley.edu/healthservices

Bradley Health Services User Policy

Bradley Health Services exists to provide primary health care for Bradley students. Students currently enrolled at the institution and who have paid the health fee are eligible.

Health Services Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm during the regular Fall and Sping semesters. Students are seen by appointment only. The Health Center is open during summer and winter interim sessions, however, hours are limited. Please call the Center at 677-2700 to confirm days and hours of operation during those times. After hours calls are handled by OSF nurse triage at 677-3200 and a Bradley physician is always available for phone consultation when needed.

Medical Emergency Instructions

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.

Student Health and Immunization Requirement

For the protection of each Bradley student, it is required that a student health form be filed with the Health Services before the student begins at the University. These forms are available online through the Admissions website, or by contacting Health Services.

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. Therefore, Bradley University requires that entering students provide evidence of immunity against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, and rubella. Bradley also requires screening questions for tuberculosis. The American College Health Association also recommends vaccination against hepatitis B, HPV, meningitis, flu, and chicken pox. All vaccines can be obtained through Health Services.

Medical Services Provided

Health Services is located in Markin Recreation Center, Room 101. Please call Health Services at 677-2700 or e-mail at bradleyhealthservices@bumail.bradley.edu for an appointment to see one of the health care providers on staff. Health Services is staffed by the medical director, physicians, a psychiatrist, counselors, and registered nurses.

Health Services are paid for by the Health Fee. However, patients referred elsewhere will be financially responsible to that care provider for any services rendered.

Health Services provides primary medical service and referrals for students during the academic year, and maintains student health records. Services include, but are not limited to, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute illness and injury, management of various chronic illnesses, men’s and women’s clinic with focuses on sexual health education, confidential testing, and counseling, immunizations, diagnostic laboratory testing and suturing. Health care maintenance or support programs prescribed by a family physician may also be performed if determined appropriate by the medical director (e.g. allergy injections, dietary monitoring, blood pressure checks). For more severe medical or health problems, referrals may be made to community services or hospitals. Students who are unable to keep their scheduled appointment are required to contact Health Services and cancel and/or reschedule their appointment preferably 24 hours in advance.

It is the responsibility of the student to know which local hospital their insurance covers in the event that emergency services or outpatient labs or diagnostic services are needed.

If a student has previously obtained health or mental health treatment at a clinic or facility other than Bradley University Health Services, it is recommended that the student sign a release of information form so that records may be sent to Bradley University Health Services. The student may sign a release of information form at the facility or download a form from the Health Services website (Authorization Form of Release of Confidential Information), complete the form, and send it to the clinic and facility of prior treatment. Alternatively, the completed form may be brought to Health Services and staff will send the release of information for the student.

If a student has a medical or mental health illness that results in a potential danger to themselves or others, or significantly disrupts the learning of other students on campus, the student may be mandated to obtain the appropriate level of care that would result in recovery or stabilization of that illness. If the illness or the necessary level of care renders the student unable to attend classes, a medical withdrawal for the semester may be necessary.

Counseling Services (A Division of Health Services)

Counseling is located in the lower level of Markin Recreation Center, Room 52. Students may bring their student ID with them to access the lower level. Counseling is staffed by a psychiatrist and professional counselors. Students may receive an assessment and therapy for disorders such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship concerns. A visiting psychologist is also available once a week for ADHD evaluation. Visits are confidential and free for Bradley students. Contact Health Services at 677-2700 to make a counseling appointment. A nurse will speak directly with the student to gain information about the needed services and acuity of the problem. The student will be scheduled with a counselor or with the psychiatrist or physician based upon the presenting concerns.

If a student has previously obtained health or mental health treatment at a clinic or facility other than Bradley University Health Services, it is recommended that the student sign a release of information form so that records may be sent to Bradley University Health Services. The student may sign a release of information form at that facility or download a form from the Health Services website (Authorization Form for Release of Confidential Information), complete the form, and send it to the clinic or facility of prior treatment. Alternatively, the completed form may be brought to Health Services and staff will send the release of information for the student.

If a student has a medical or mental health illness that results in a potential danger to themselves or others, or significantly disrupts the learning of other students on campus, the student may be mandated to obtain the appropriate level of care that would result in recovery or stabilization of that illness. If the illness or the necessary level of care renders the student unable to attend classes, a medical withdrawal for the semester may be necessary.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

Services are available for students concerned about alcohol and substance use and abuse. The use/abuse may be their own or that of a family member. Assessment, referral, and limited counseling are available. Students may also receive information about community resources such as the 12- step self—help groups and treatment centers by calling either Health Services or any of the numbers listed.

Peoria Area Intergroup Assn.
610 W. Main Street
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 673-1456

Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery, Proctor Community Hospital
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 691-1055 or (800) 522-DRUG

White Oaks Center
2101 Willow Knolls Road
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 692-6900

Tap Resources, Inc.
Substance Abuse Evaluation and Assessment Services
2390 W. Nebraska Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 676-8762

Wellness Program

Lyndsey Hawkins
Interim Director of Wellness Programs
50 Markin Center, ext. 3381

The Wellness Program offers campus-wide programs and activities within the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual, and environmental safety. The Wellness Program strives to provide information to students to assist them in making healthy, responsible choices and encourages them to find balance in their life at college. The Wellness Program office is located in the Markin Family Recreation Center, Room 50.

Hours: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00 — 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.