Health Center

Please identify yourself as a Columbia College Student and bring yourcurrent class schedule along with your college ID!

Sickness or injury can occur when you least expect it. So, with your health concerns in mind, Columbia College Chicago has provided you with an on-campus Health Center that will enable you to receive medical attention, or referrals, as soon as possible.

A physician or nurse practitioner is available to provide outpatient clinical evaluation, treatment of minor illnesses, injuries, and also, evaluation and triage/referral for more serious illnesses or injuries.

The Health Center is also active in health promotion. Illness prevention measures, such as immunizations and flu vaccines, will be available periodically.

In case of more serious health problems, the Health Center can also serve as a resource that helps direct students to more appropriate health care.

Immunization Records

Please note that all immunization records and holds are facilitated through the Records Office. If you have a question regarding immunization records, please call 312-369-7228.

Confidentiality

Services and treatment offered by the student Health Center are confidential.

Eligibility

There are no special requirements necessary to receive care from the Columbia College Chicago Health Center. These services are available to all students with a current Columbia College student ID card.

Should you require a higher level of service due to an urgent or chronic condition, the Health Center staff will advise you verbally or in writing of the possible diagnosis, testing, and treatment recommended. Services that are not provided by the Health Center may be covered by your health insurance plan. Health Center staff will be able to advise you on where and how to utilize your health insurance plan to cover medical costs incurred.

Students must show a current Columbia College Chicago ID before receiving service.

Services and Treatment

The Columbia College Chicago Health Center is able to provide outpatient care and diagnosis of the following conditions:

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Ear infections
  • Sore throat
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Bladder or yeast infections
  • Health counseling
  • Minor skin conditions/rashes
  • Minor eye conditions such as conjunctivitis
  • Identification and referral for treatment of emotional problems
  • Minor strains and sprains not requiring X-rays
  • Advice and referral for treatment of STDs
  • Common tests including Strep screen and Mono spot test
  • Urine analysis
  • Accucheck blood sugar testing
  • Pregnancy testing

Professional staff

Sage Medical Group is an establised, independant group of seven primary care physicians and three nurse practitioners. All physicians are Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and several have subspeciality certifications.

Sage currently provides a full array of Internal Medicine services and treatment of minor lacerations, minor orthopedic problems, minor eye problems, and minor dermatology problems.

Sage Medical Group has experience with servicing and meeting the needs of college students. For example, the physicians are aware of the stressful situations students commonly face and the emotional and physical consequences of the stresses. Therefore, sufficient time is scheduled to meet with each patient; Sage believes that quality care begins with communication, not testing.

Cost

Health Center services are very affordable. A semesterly fee, which is included in your tuition and fees, covers the costs of all visits!

Fall and spring semesters:

$50 for full-time students (included in tuition and fees)

$35 for part-time students (included in tuition and fees)

Summer semester:

$35 for all students (included in tuition and fees)

Location

731 S. Plymouth Court
Lower Level

Office hours

Fall and spring:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Summer:

Monday through Friday 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.