Health Center Phone: 708.235.2114
Summer appointment hours are as follows:
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please be advised that your GSU Health Service Fee does NOT cover services at other Advocate Aurora Health locations.
As part of your Student Health Fees, the following services are available to actively, enrolled students:
*Services beyond what are listed are not covered in the student health fee.
- Required immunizations for full compliance with the College Student Immunization Act [110 ILCS 20]
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)/Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screenings
- Women's Health Screenings
- Basic Physicals and Sports Physicals
- Minor Illnesses: Coughs, Colds, Nausea, Ear Aches, Sinus Infections, Fevers, Urinary Tract Infections
- Diagnostic Testing: Strep, Influenza (Flu)
- Minor Injuries: Abrasions, Sprains, Splinters, Steri-Strip Removal, Minor Burns
- Skin Conditions: Rashes, Bites
- Consultation/Education: High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, etc.
For available services for faculty/staff, please contact the health center at 708.235.2114.
COVID-19 SAFETY & TESTING
Advocate Health center at GSU is NOT able to provide testing for COVID-19.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, do not report to the Counseling and Wellness Center. Adhere to the following:
- Contact your primary care physician or report to your nearest ER immediately.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Please view GSU's dedicated COVID-19 webpage for updates on COVID-19.
Please report your status to Governor’s State University using the COVID-19 Positive Case Reporting Form
Advocate Aurora Health GSU Monthly Newsletters:
GSU Advocate October NewsletterGSU Advocate September NewsletterGSU Advocate August Newsletter
Meet our health care providers:
Cassandra Brooks, FNP-C
Cassandra Brooks is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Truman State University in May 2005 and gained experience providing direct patient care as a Clinical Nurse III/Senior Nurse at Rush University Medical Center. Nurse Brooks earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Governors State University in December 2015 and now looks to bring her years of quality nursing experience back to Governors State University as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Advocate. She is affiliated with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Angelie Purifoy, is a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). She earned her CMA certification from Prairie State College in May 2018 and plans to pursue a degree in nursing. She looks forward to gaining experience and knowledge under the leadership of Nurse Brooks.
Important Public Health Resource Links
Important public health resource information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services.
Additionally, individuals concerned about sleep apnea or other sleep conditions can visit Advocate’s Sleep Medicine page for more information: https://www.advocatehealth.com/sleep