Student Health Services
Student Health Services

The goal of Student Health Services is to help students maintain an optimal level of good health and well-being. We want to see students achieve academic, social and personal goals and get the most out of their college experience.

The Student Health Services is nurse-directed under the guidance of a licensed physician.  The office is open to all undergraduate registered students during the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic year. Students do not need to make an appointment and all office visits are confidential. In the event of serious illness or injury, parents or guardians will be notified at the discretion of the staff.

Services Available
  • Assessment of acute minor illness and injuries 
  • Family practice physician on-campus once a week 
  • Tetanus/diphtheria or Tdap vaccine for a fee
  • Limited over-the-counter and prescription medications 
  • Health education resources
  • Rapid strep screen 
  • Mono test 
  • Urine dipstick 


*We do not manage or treat chronic illnesses and conditions.  You should maintain your relationship with your primary care provider to manage your illness or condition.  Out of state students with chronic conditions are encouraged to work with their insurance to find a local health care provider. 

Location and Hours

Krasa Student Center, Room 116
Monday-Friday (Academic Year Only)
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Charges

There is no charge to be evaluated by the nurse or physician in Student Health Services for undergraduate students. Graduate students pay $20 per visit. A minimal fee for prescription medications will be charged if required to treat illness.

Students will be responsible for the cost of outside services.

Insurance Plans

Information regarding available insurance plans for Benedictine Students can be obtained from the following link:   Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan. Students can also purchase dental and vision insurance coverage through Delta Dental of Illinois.

Emergency 

In the case of an emergency, please dial 6666 to reach University Police from any campus phone. If it is a situation that requires immediate emergency response, you should dial 911 and give your exact location.

Students will be responsible for the cost of outside services.

Be prepared for emergencies:

  • Enter Campus Police Number in your cell phone, 630-829-6666
  • Wear a medi-alert braclet to identify allergies and medical conditions
  • Carry an epi-pen for life threatening allergic reactions
  • Bring your insurance card for off-campus medical care.  Be familiar with the services and limitations of your insurance.  Contact your insurance carrier for a list of local in-network physicians, hospitals, and urgent/convenient/immediate care centers.
  • Bring a list of your prescription medications, vitamins, and supplements.

Local emergency rooms: 

Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540 

Phone:  630-355-0450

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone:  630-275-5900

Amita Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook
500 Remington Blvd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: 630-312-5000

Health Form and Immunizations

A physical examination is not required to attend Benedictine University unless you are participating in collegiate athletics. 

Illinois law mandates all incoming students born after 1956 show documented proof of immunity to measles, rubella, mumps and tetanus/diphtheria and have verified documentation of their immunization history on file in the Student Health Services office. Please provide the month, day and year for each dose administered. If you do not have a verified record of your immunization history, you will need to complete a new series of immunizations from your family doctor or health clinic. All international students should make every effort to obtain the required vaccinations before coming to the U.S. International students are additionally required to be tested for Tuberculosis (Tb) 6 months prior to their arrival in the United States.  The QuantiFeron Gold Test is the preferred Tb test. 

All information must be complete and on file with Student Health Services by the first day of a student’s first semester classes. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a Health Hold on your account. The Health Hold will be applied on the tenth day of class and will prevent students from adding classes to their schedule or registering for another term.  Health notifications will be via Benedictine email.  Check your Benedictine email regularly.

If you seek an exemption from the immunization law please provide the appropriate documentation.  Medical exemptions require a signed note from your physician.  Religious exemptions must submit signed statement of religious objection to the immunizations.  General philosophical or moral reluctance to allow immunizations will not provide a sufficient basis for an exception to the statuatory requirements.  (Source:  Amended at 26 ILL. Reg. 10784, effective July 1, 2002)

For information on the Meningitis vaccine, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/OHP_Publications_Meningococcal_Disease_Brochure.pdf.

Student Health Form Instructions and Downloads

Request for Records

Current students may obtain a copy of immunization records by logging into My BenU. Go to “Self Service, Campus Personal Information, Immunization Report” and print.

Alumni may contact Student Health Services at (630) 829-6046 to request copies of immunization records. The office is open 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday during the academic year, August 15 thru May 15. 

Wellness Education

The Student Health Services office maintains a wide variety of brochures/pamphlets and videos on wellness related topics. If you are looking for information for personal use, class projects or programming, let us know.

Self Care

Sometimes you may have a concern that can be managed without an office visit. If you have a question, need information or are unsure about a health issue, please call us at (630) 829-6046 to speak with one of the nurses.

Personal Health Kit: It is a good idea to bring a small supply of health care items to school with you. Recommended items to have on hand are: A thermometer, Band-Aids, pain relievers (Tylenol or Advil), decongestants and cough syrup.

Student Health Services

Pam Deely, BSN, RN
Director of Student Health Services

Susan Salerno, BSN, RN
Nurse/Program Coordinator

Krasa Center 116
(630) 829-6046
studenthealth@ben.edu