Health and Counseling Services at the University of St. Francis works to encourage the establishment of lifestyle behaviors that promote healthy living patterns. Educational programs and individual counseling and health services are provided in a manner consistent with our Franciscan values of respect, service, integrity and compassion.
All services are confidential. Release of confidential information may only be made with the written consent of the client.
A registered nurse provides basic medical services to students and makes referrals to other health care providers when necessary. Health Services is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Walk-ins welcome, however scheduled appointments are preferred.
Fees for services are not charged to administrators, faculty, staff and students. When emergency care or hospitalization is required, arrangements will be made to transfer the client to a local hospital at the client’s expense.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment call (815) 740-3864
To view required health records or your compliance with health records follow the instructions on form below.
To submit health records you can either scan forms and email (preferred) to email@example.com, mail them to Health Records 500 Wilcox St. Joliet, IL. 60435, or stop by the Health Records Office.
For Questions regarding Health Records call (815) 740-3399
Please note: All students are automatically enrolled every year. If you do not require USF insurance you must complete the online insurance waiver form. This process must be completed every year to avoid school insurance charge. Reminders will be sent to USF student emails prior to the deadline. There is no hard copy of this form. Also, USF Health Services requires a copy of your private insurance card to be on file in order to complete the waiver process. For additional information or for assistance contact USF Health Records (815) 740-3399. Health Records is located in Motherhouse room 232.
College students, in particular, are experiencing major changes in their lives. The USF Personal Counseling Department is there to help with group and individual counseling services for issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress management, eating disorders and others. Services to help students deal with alcohol and drug-related problems are also available. As with any health need, it is best to seek services early.
The department’s customary operating hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m Monday-Friday. Evening appointments are available upon request. A counselor is available for consultation in the event of immediate need after hours and on weekends. In the event of a life threatening emergency, please call 911. The department will refer individuals to providers outside the university if a specialist is needed.
Fees for services are not charged to registered students. When emergency care or hospitalization is required, arrangements will be made to transfer the client to a local hospital at the client’s expense.