Health Services

On-Campus Health Services

IMSA has an on-campus Student Health Care Services Office staffed by registered nurses from Rush-Copley Medical Center. The office is open on weekdays from 7:30am until 4:00pm during the school year when the students are present. The IMSA Student Health Care Services Offices provides health assessment and treatment for illness/injury, first aid, health counseling, administration of medication as prescribed by a physician, and other appropriate therapeutic interventions. All students are required to have insurance while attending the Academy. Off-campus medical resources are also available, payable by the student’s insurance. It is a student and parent’s responsibility to register and discuss all prescription medication with the nurse following treatment.

For more information, contact the Health Office at (630) 907-5008 or view the section in the Student/Parent Handbook titled Health Services.

General Information

  • Healthcare Supplies to Bring to IMSA
  • COLD & FLU Information
    • A Cold or the Flu (How to tell the difference)
    • Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Consent
    • Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs Please review this information with your child and practice/encourage these habits.
    • When to keep your student home from school: The primary reasons that we send students home to recover are a fever of  100.0° (or higher), multiple episodes of vomiting, or multiple episodes of diarrhea. There may be times when the registered nurse, based on their assessment, will also recommend that the student recovers at home even if they don’t have these specific symptoms.
    • Procedure for Return to School after Illness: A physician’s note is required if a student is absent for 4 or more consecutive school days (including I-Days). When students return they should have recovered sufficiently to be able to carry out all activities of daily living and attend all classes. Please have your student check in with the health office, upon return, before attending their first class of the day.
  • Seizure First Aid: What to do in case of a seizure or convulsions.
  • Food Allergy Emergency Plan: This plan is an additional resource that families can use if they feel that their child may need an emergency care plan when it comes to allergys. This can be filed in the health office and with the residence counselors.

Requirements

  • Certificate of Child Health Examination – required for admission as a sophomore, must be dated May 15 or later the same year they are admitted; a sports physical is not accepted for admission nor required for sports since the Certificate of Child Health can be used
  • Sports Physicals – valid for 13 months; not required for sophomores as Certificate of Child Health may be substituted
  • Psychotherapeutic Prescription Medication Agreement Form – required for all antidepressants, anxiolytics, and stimulants. Practice dictates that all students who are taking prescription psychotherapeutic and/or central nervous system stimulant medications must notify the nurse. These medications are kept in the Health Office and administered by the registered nurses on staff or adult designee. Completion of the Psychotherapeutic Prescription Medication Agreement Form is required at the start of treatment and each school year. The form is to be resubmitted anytime there is a change in medication or dosage. A physician, parent, and student signature are required. Failure to disclose information regarding medication or issues surrounding an illness will be referred for disciplinary action.
  • Asthma Action Plan – recommended for students with asthma (or those prescribed medications such as Albuterol). The health office has a nebulizer machine for the administration of aerosol medications during school hours. Students are expected to carry their rescue inhalers (Albuterol) with them at all times. We also have this emergency form that families can fill out when it comes to asthma.
  • Emergency Allergy Action Plan – is recommended for the student who has been prescribed epinephrine (Epi-Pen, AviQ, or similar) for treatment of life-threatening allergies to food or stinging insects. Students are expected to carry their emergency medication (epinephrine) with them at all times. The health office staff is available to train students on self-administration.