Update March 22:

UIC Student Health and Wellness places the health and well-being of our students as our utmost priority.  We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone on campus and our Rockford community.  We want you to know that you are not alone and we are still here to care and support you.

UIC Student Health and Wellness has transitioned all clinical work to telemedicine and phone triage effective Monday, March 23.

Clinic Phone:  (815) 395-5870

Hours

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – Noon

You MUST call the clinic and leave a message.  ALL messages will be checked hourly.  Be complete in your message including your full name and phone number.  We will follow up, triage or schedule a telemedicine visit as necessary.

After hours:  in the event that you have an urgent concern that cannot wait until the following day, you can access the answering service by calling (779) 696-2050 or by following the instructions on our clinic voicemail and ask to be connected to UIC Student Health and Wellness.

Benefits:

Private insurance – review your certificate of coverage for details of network benefits and where to obtain urgent or emergency care.

CampusCare – review the certificate of coverage for details of network.  Emergency or urgent care in-network locations:  MercyHealth, UI Health and Unity Point.  https://campuscare.uic.edu/in-network-hospitals/  Review the website for all CampusCare information.

UI Health L.P. Johnson Family Health Center – remains open and is an in-network provider for CampusCare.  It is best to contact UIC Student Health and Wellness first in order to discuss any scheduling at the Family Health Center during this time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Our very best to you all,

Noel Pycior, MS, APRN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Director of Student Health and Wellness
UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford

Update March 21:

Shelter in Place Mandate Affects Campus Access

In accordance with Governor Prizker’s mandate to shelter in place to aid in combating the spread of COVID-19, the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford will be open only to those conducting essential building and research functions as of 5 p.m. today through April 7.

This state-wide order means residents will only be able to leave the house for basic needs, including visiting the doctor or buying groceries, medicine, gasoline or similar supplies. Gatherings including those under 10 people are restricted.

Only essential staff will be allowed on campus. Other staff will work from home. Students should be engaging in their studies from home and not studying on campus.

The Crawford Library of the Health Sciences is closed, though library staff will be working remotely and will be available to provide Interlibrary Loans and consultations online. You can reach them via email at [email protected].

The Medical Student Activity Center (Green House), Micromarket and Glenn Netto Health and Wellness Center are closed along with most other areas of the campus.

Student Health and Wellness will provide telemedicine and phone triage. Watch your email for further information.

As of March 21, 2020, there are 6 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Illinois Rockford Region. Cases have occurred in ages ranging from 30s to 60s. We expect to see additional cases in the Northern Illinois Rockford Region. The local health departments in the region, along with healthcare system partners, continue to work closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the situation and quickly identify any potential contacts that may have been exposed.

For more information on COVID-19 :
Go to the Winnebago County Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.

For general questions about COVID-19, call:
● Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931
● For question specific to Winnebago County, call the Winnebago County Health Department hotline at 1-815-319-6705.

Update March 20:

The Crawford Library of the Health Sciences at the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford will be closing at 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice. All library staff will be working remotely and will be available to provide Interlibrary Loans and consultations online. You can reach us via email at [email protected].

Update March 17:

Working from Home

Effective, March 16, 2020, our goal is to have as few employees on campus as to maintain operations.  This will protect both employees and those with whom they interact.

  • For staff performing critical functions that require an on-campus presence, we expect these employees to continue reporting for work and performing their duties as usual.
  • For staff performing functions that do not require on-campus presence, we expect these employees to work from home and will assess what technologies and systems access the employees need to carry out their duties. A telecommuting agreement will be required for any employee performing work duties from home.  This may mean work-from-home arrangements will need to be put into place quickly. Information about forwarding your phone, setting up conference calls and accessing your voice mail was sent via email.
  • Those employees who are not performing critical duties and do not have duties that can be done at home, should stay at home.
  • Research operations should be curtailed as much as possible for the next several weeks.

Events

Expect all on-campus events to be cancelled through April 30. This includes Match Day, Research Day (watch for info on an online event), Fun Committee events and Brave Beauties, as well as off-campus, university-sponsored events including the Scholarship Luncheon and the Rockford Ice Hogs College of Medicine Night.

Building Access

Only essential staff are allowed on campus. If you do come to campus, remember to practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet away from other people.

Continue to monitor your email for more information and developments about coronavirus disease and its implications for the university, college and campus. Thank you to each of our staff members who are on the front lines caring for patients, those striving to continue our critical missions and all of you who are assisting our campus community, Rockford and beyond by following public health guidelines designed to save lives.

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Information related to the College of Medicine’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) response can be found at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Coronavirus COVID-19 website: https://medicine.uic.edu/coronavirus/

Information about COVID-19 in Rockford and Winnebago County can be found at Winnebago County Health Department website: http://www.wchd.org/

Other information about the disease and what to do:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Event Cancellations

The following College of Medicine Rockford events have been cancelled. There could be others, depending on the evolving information. Check back here.

March 2020 events

3/17/20:  Wellness event

3/17/20– Family & Community Medicine India Presentation

3/17/20– St. Patrick’s Day FUN Committee Event (You can still decorate your door and send in a photo to [email protected])

3/18/20:  LMSA Spanish workshop

3/18/20: Dance Workshop

3/18/20:  RMED Standardized Patient Event

3/16/20:  Pulmonology

3/20/20: Match Day Breakfast

3/20/20: Match Day – M3 students wanting to attend a private celebration could be excused from clinical duties from 11-12:15, but should check with their preceptor for permission.

3/23/20: Road to Residency

3/24/20 Rockford Ice Hogs College of Medicine Night

3/26/20 Northern Illinois Diabetes Coalition Seminar – Moved to May 28

April events

4/3/20-4/4/20: RMED spring trip

4/4/20:  Brave Beauties

4/16/20 Health Careers Pathway Seminar

4/29/20 Scholarship Luncheon

May events

5/2 Convocation

 

June Events

STEM Camp