Health and Safety
Illinois State is committed to providing our students a safe and healthy living and learning environment.
Doctors and nurses on staff, on campus
No one likes to get sick, especially when Mom's chicken soup is a couple of hours away. Our Student Health Services' medical clinic provides quality, convenient, low-cost primary health care for students. All students who register for one or more semester hours and pay the Health Fee are eligible to use all the services of the on-campus clinic. Students can see a board certified physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse for things you would normally see a family physician for, such as:
- urgent care,
- x-ray, and
- lab services.
In addition, Student Health Services provides:
- Pharmacy services: Our on-site pharmacy is staffed by registered pharmacists and technicians. The pharmacy will fill prescriptions from any licensed physician or dentist if the medication is on the Pharmacy Drug Formulary. Call the pharmacy at (309) 438-8713 to find out if your medication is supplied or if it can be ordered. Most prescription insurance cards are accepted.
- Student Health Insurance: All students enrolled in nine or more semester hours are automatically included in the Student Health Insurance plan. If your student already has health insurance,Student Health Insurance coordinates with your family coverage, so most medical expenses would be 100% covered. The University plan would cover deductibles, co-insurance, and anything else otherwise unpaid by other insurance.
We strive to maintain a safe and welcoming campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We have an emergency alert system in place to provide notifications to students and other members of the campus community by email, phone, and text messages. Also, the Illinois State homepage will give up-to-the-minute information to visitors in the event of an emergency.
The campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a professional police force of 23 full-time officers with assistance available from both the Normal and Bloomington police departments. More than two dozen emergency call boxes are located throughout campus providing a direct outdoor link to the police from almost anywhere on campus.
In the residence halls, professional staff is on-site in each building 24 hours a day. Plus, each building is equipped with an emergency paging system and a public address system. Between midnight and 6 a.m. students must show their University-issued room keys and University ID to staff in order to enter the residence hall.