Health Center

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.

Changes related to COVID- 19

No Walk-Ins

Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, we cannot accept walk-ins until further notice.  Please call 312.369.6830 to speak with a SHC staff member.  Telehealth may be offered and, if an actual visit is still required, you will be given an appointment.  It is very important to be punctual for your visit, to avoid any “clustering” of student patients.

To minimize time in office, you will be asked to fill out basic demographics and permissions on your device.

Testing

After screening by phone or telehealth visit, COVID-19 testing will be available by appointment for symptomatic students and for “close contacts”.  For this, we will ask insured students to bring their insurance card/ information for their use (with the Families First Act, health insurance is required to cover this cost without copay or deductibles.) Provisions will be made for uninsured students.

Every one of us has some level of anxiety about COVID- 19.  We can only offer COVID-19 testing to students who meet the criteria.

Location

916 S. Wabash, 5th floor
312.369.6830

 

Office hours

Fall and spring:

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

 

Summer and J-term

11AM-3PM and not closed for lunch.

 

Eligibility

Services are available to all enrolled students as costs are included in your student fees.  Students must show a current Columbia College Chicago ID before receiving service.

Health Insurance is not required to be seen at Student Health.  However, the Student Health Service does not take the place of health insurance.  It is more important than ever to have health insurance and to understand how to use your health insurance before you might need to use it.  

Special note: Students not yet 18 years old may be seen, however, the parent/guardian must complete a Permission to Treat a Minor Form.  Please call 312.369.6830 to receive more information and the form.

Services and Treatment

 

WHAT WE DO

Student Health can help most of the students who come in. 

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

Should you require a higher level of service due to an urgent or chronic condition, the SHC staff will advise you verbally or in writing of the possible diagnosis, testing, and treatment recommended. Services that are not provided by the SHC may require use of your health insurance plan. The SHC staff will try to advise you on 1) how to use your own health insurance and 2) how to minimize your costs. Health insurance is quite complex.  With your permission, we will contact your parent or guardian to help decide how you should proceed.

 

WHAT WE DO NOT DO

SHC does not track your immunizations records.  That is done by the Registrar’s Office. 312-369-7769   https://students.colum.edu/registrar/index.php

SHC does do not provide STD testing on demand.  Monthly testing is available by appointment and at other times we can direct students to free services elsewhere in Chicago.

We do not prescribe or refill meds for ADD, ADHD or most psychiatric meds.

 

Cost

SHC services are very affordable. A per semester fee, which is included in your tuition and fees, covers the costs of all visits!

 

Fall and spring semesters:

$70 for full-time students (included in tuition and fees)

$45 for part-time students (included in tuition and fees)

Summer semester:

$45 for all students (included in tuition and fees)

 

Confidentiality

Services and treatment offered by the student SHC are confidential.

 

Professional staff

Sage Medical Group is an established, independent primary care group of physicians and nurse practitioners.  All physicians are Board Certified in Internal Medicine and have subspecialty certifications.

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.

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