Frequently Asked Questions
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD)
If I wanted to quit smoking, whom can I call?
- Health Promotion and Wellness Office at (309) 438-WELL (9355)
- Student Health Services - (309) 438-2778 to schedule an appointment with a health care provider
- Student Counseling Services – (309) 438-3655 to schedule an appointment with a counselor
- Quit smoking kits and information are available at the G Spot or visit the Tobacco section for online help resources.
Where do I sign up for the Alcohol Education class?
If you received notice that you are required to attend the alcohol education class, go to the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution office, Student Service Building Room 120. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
When do I pay for the Alcohol Education class?
You pay when you register for the class at the Bone Student Center. The fee is $70.00.
If I wanted to talk to someone confidentially about alcohol/drugs concerns, whom do I call?
- Student Counseling Services – call (309) 438-3655 and ask to speak with a counselor
- Student Health Services – call Nurse Consult at (309) 438-7676 or Appointments at (309) 438-2778 to schedule an appointment with a provider
- Health Promotion and Wellness Office - call (309) 438-WELL (9355) to speak with a Health Educator
How can I find an AA or Alanon meeting?
Call PATH at (309) 827-4005. PATH is a 24 hour information, referral and crisis response telephone service. They can direct you to the appropriate meeting time and place.
Does the university conduct alcohol abuse assessments?
Yes, with the exception of DUI evaluations. Contact the Student Counseling Services at (309) 438-3655.
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What is Health Promotion and Wellness?
Health Promotion and Wellness is the campus resource for wellness. The department provides information, programs and services on a wide range of lifestyle related health issues such as nutrition, ergonomics, fitness, alcohol, sexual health, drugs, tobacco, cardiovascular health, stress and many others. Health Promotion and Wellness serves faculty, staff, students, retirees and family members of Illinois State University community members.
Where is the Health Promotion and Wellness main office?
We are located in 187 McCormick Hall across the street from the Student Fitness Center.
Where can I go to find printed information about health related topics?
Health Promotion and Wellness website and main office, The G Spot, the third floor of the Student Services Building and the Student Fitness Center.
Who can I call with questions about health related issues?
Student Health Service Nurse Consult at (309) 438-7676 (RNRN)
Health Promotion and Wellness Office (309) 438-WELL (9355)
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Student Wellness Ambassador Team
Is there a student organization I can join that discusses health related issues?
Student Wellness Ambassador Team - call the Health Promotion and Wellness Office (309) 438-WELL (9355) for more information.
Can I get class credit for S.W.A.T.?
Possibly, contact Jim Almeda (438-2053)
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Where can I get condoms?
Condoms are available at the Health Promotion and Wellness main office, Suite 187 McCormick Hall, the G Spot (portable gazebo) or the Student Health Services Pharmacy.
Where can I get contraception other than condoms (oral contraceptives, nuva-ring, the patch)?
Student Health Services - call (309) 438-2778 to make an appointment
If I wanted to talk to someone confidentially about sexual health concerns, whom could I call?
- Health Promotion and Wellness Office Sexual Health Educator - Jim Almeda (309) 438-2053
- Student Health Services Nurse Consult – (309) 438-7676
Do you get tested for sexually transmitted infections when you come in for a gynecological exam?
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing is usually done during routine gynecological exams done at the Student Health Services. Other STI testing can be done during the same appointment, depending on your symptoms and your specific circumstances. Additional info can be obtained by calling Nurse Consult at (309) 438-7676 or by making an appointment by calling (309) 438-2778 with your health care provider.
Does ISU have the highest rates of STDs/STIs among colleges in the US?
There is no way to know what the STI rate is at other colleges and universities, but we have not been seeing an increase in STIs at ISU over the last several years. Fewer students are sexually active, and monogamy and condom use has increased among those who are having sex. However, keep in mind that a person can be infected with an STD/STI and not notice any signs or symptoms, so they may not seek treatment and the number of reported cases may be lower than the actual number of cases.
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Wellness (physical, environmental, social & mental well-being)
Where can I go for information/questions regarding my diet?
- Health Promotion and Wellness offers free nutrition consults. Call (309) 438-WELL (9355) or visit our website under healthy resources for details on how to access this service. Nutrition consults are offered free of charge to faculty, staff and students of Illinois State.
- Go to the Campus Dining website for online nutrition related brochures.
- After hours call toll-free: Informed Health Line 1-800-556-1555
Where can I obtain information on health related topics such as stress, mental well-being, sleep habits and self-esteem?
- Call Student Counseling Services at (309) 438-3655 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor and you can visit their website for self-help resources.
- Stop by the G Spot (portable gazebo).
- Stop by the Health Promotion and Wellness main office, Suite 187 McCormick Hall, for brochures and other written materials.
- You may also call the Health Promotion and Wellness Office at (309) 438-WELL (9355) and ask to speak with a health educator.
- Call Student Health Services Nurse Consult at (309) 438-7676 or Appointments at (309) 438-2778 to make an appointment with a medical provider.
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