General Medicine and Nurse Visits
Appointments are generally available within two business days. Nurses are available to assist patients with urgent medical problems or to answer questions. Not all appointment types are available for web booking. Appointments with physicians or a nurse practitioner for non-urgent medical needs may be made by calling 847.491.2204 or by using the Personal Health Portal. There is also an option for a telemedicine appointment. If you do not find appointment availability on the Personal Health Portal, call 847.491.2204.
You may request any practitioner at the time you schedule your appointment. It is most efficient to see the same person for the same issue. Physicians and nurse practitioners are able to treat acute injuries as well as ongoing problems. They can even partner with your home primary care provider.
Students may schedule an appointment with a Registered Nurse to do:
- TB testing: for NU Admission Health requirements, volunteer or other program requirements.
- Vaccinations: for NU Admission Health requirements, requirements of other universities, volunteer or other programs, or personal health concerns. Vaccines (there is a charge for vaccines) offered include:Influenza (seasonal)
- Tdap (tetanus,diphtheria, pertussis)
- HPV (human papiloma virus)
- Hepatitis A and B
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Allergy shots: (see policies and instructions)
- Lab tests (no Xrays or EKG's) ordered by physicians outside the Health Service. Written orders from a U.S. licensed physician must be provided before or at visit.
- Injectable or oral medication administration: (Humira, Enbrel, B12, testosterone, for example) Requires annual approval and order from NUHS physician.
- Blood pressure or weight checks: with order and approval of physician.
- Suture removal: with instructions from physician who placed sutures, including number of sutures and date they are to be removed.