Frequently Asked Questions

What information or forms do I need to submit to Student Health Services?

A completed two-page Student Health Form (typed and signed) and a completed immunization record signed by a licensed health care provider.

*International Students are required to submit both pages of the International Student Health Form.  Please note that in addition to the immunization requirements, international students are required to submit results of a Tuberculin Blood Test done within 6 months of their arrival.  The preferred test is the QuantiFeron Gold Test.  Prior vaccination with BCG does not exempt you from this requirement.

Where can I find the Student Health Form?

The Student Health Form and the International Student Health Form are available on the Forms and Immunizations page.

Do I have to have a physical exam?

No, you do not have to see your doctor. You can call the office for a copy of your immunization records.

Why do I need to show proof for my immunizations?

The State of Illinois College/University Immunization Law (77 Ill. Adm. Code 694) requires all college students born after 1956 to submit immunization information unless you have a medical or religious exemption. If you do not submit documentation showing your immunizations, the college is required to place you on medical hold which may delay your registration for a second term.

When are the immunization records and the Student Health Form due?

Prior to the first day of school.

I have submitted an athletic physical and form; do I still need to submit the immunization record and Student Health Form?

Yes. The Athletics Department and Student Health Services require different forms and do not share records.

How do I obtain a copy of my immunization record that was submitted to the University?

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

Or contact Student Health Services at (630) 829-6046 from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday during the academic year.

Alumnae will need to contact the Student Health Services Office during the academic year, August 15-May 15. Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Phone:   630-829-6046.  Please allow one week for your request to be processed.

What services does Student Health Services offer?
Visit Student Health Services for full details on available services.
Do I have to pay to be seen by Student Health Services?

Undergraduate students do not pay a fee to see the nurse or physician in Student Health Services. However, there is a fee if a student requires antibiotic treatment or vaccination.

Graduate students are allowed one free nurse visit and one free follow-up physician visit. After the first visit, a $20 fee is required.

Does the University offer a health insurance plan?

Although not required, there is an optional insurance plan available. Visit 1stagency.com for more information.

Delta Dental of Illinois offers optional dental and vision coverage for students of Benedictine University.

Do you have a list of local health care providers and pharmacies?

Visit the Local Healthcare page for a list of local providers and pharmacies.

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