Wellness Center

WELLNESS CENTER

The primary purpose of the Parkland College Wellness Center is to promote total wellness in the College community for students, staff and faculty, by combining all the dimensions of wellness-physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and mental.  The Wellness Center focuses on a holistic approach to wholesome living through healthy lifestyles and informed choices.
The Wellness Center strives to provide innovative wellness programs for the campus community.  We work to empower students to strive for health and wellness while maintaining a sense of balance.  Achieving and sustaining wellness is an active and dynamic process which involves becoming aware of and taking steps toward a healthier, happier, and more satisfying life. 
Through purposeful collaborations with wellness partners on campus and in our community, we are excited to provide resources, referrals, information, and programming for a diverse student population with unique needs. 
  • Referral service to area clinics, hospitals and physicians
  • Blood pressure monitoring and weight management
  • Tobacco and Smoking cessation
  • Immunization clinics
  • Collaborates with various college departments to provide health events, programs and initiatives.
  • Provides alcohol and drug education
  • Coordinates blood drives

College Wide Health Events

  • Health & Wellness Fair
  • Stress Less Week (fall and spring finals)
  • Pregnancy Resource Fair
  • Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • Champaign-Urbana Public Health Clinic on Parkland campus (2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month) in Student Life and Wellness Center U-111


Health Clinic

Parkland College Wellness Center in partnership with Champaign Urbana Public Health Department offers on campus Health Clinic services every second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Wellness Education Office U-116 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

Dates: 

  • Tuesday, August 27th
  • Tuesday, September 10th
  • Tuesday, September 24th
  • Tuesday, October 8th
  • Tuesday, October 22nd
  • Tuesday, November 12th

Services Provided: 

  • STD testing
  • HIV testing
  • Condom distribution
  • Birth Control options
  • PrEP information
  • Flu vaccinations

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Lactation Room

Parkland College Student Life and Wellness Center offers a designated lactation area on campus for mothers who need to breastfeed their infants or express milk.  Please visit the Office of Student Life and Wellness U-111 check in at the front desk and a secured space will be made available on a first come, first serve basis.
Amenities:
  • Private, lockable room
  • Comfortable chair and table
  • Running water for cleaning pump parts
  • Refrigerator for storing milk

o   Please note that the refrigerator is for public use, and as such, all milk is stored at the owner’s risk.

We recommend that you bring a small cooler to store your breast milk.  

Mindfulness

Student life can be stressful, but that does not mean students have to let stress take over their lives.  By incorporating mindfulness and meditation into daily routines, students can not only relieve the pressure, but also improve their memory, focus and ultimately their grades.  
Mindfulness helps people avoid being overwhelmed and overly reactive to what they are experiencing from one moment to the next.  Mindfulness promotes living in the present and focusing on what’s going on right now.
While meditation can help to increase mindfulness, people can practice mindfulness while doing any daily activity.  While students are studying, spending time with friends or sitting in class, they can practice mindfulness by simply bringing a sense of awareness to everything they are doing. 

Multipurpose “meditation space” 

The Meditation space, located in the Office of Student Life and Wellness U111, is dedicated to those members of the Parkland College campus community who seek a quiet place to reflect, meditate or pray.  This room may not be reserved and is accessible during Student Life regular business hours Monday and Thursday from 8:00am-6:00pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.  Please visit the Office of Student Life and Wellness U-111 check in at the front desk and a secured space will be made available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Use of the Meditation space is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please keep speaking, chanting, music, and other activities that might disturb others to a minimum.
  • General eating is not permitted.  Food or drinks for meditation, or prayer purpose are appropriate.
  • Personal items should not be left in the space as it is available for use whenever the meditation space is open.
  • Problems with this room are to be reported to the Student Life front desk.

o   Requests can be made for usage of the space with a wash station for students who need to perform a ritual cleansing prior to their religious practice.

Alcohol and Drugs

Parkland College has developed a process to prevent the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The programs include the distribution of informational materials, educational programs, referrals and college disciplinary actions. Students with alcohol or drug-related problems are encouraged to contact the campus Wellness Center for referrals to private and community agencies. Employees with alcohol or drug-related problems are encouraged to contact the human resource office for information and referral to the district employee assistance program.
Parkland College is committed to providing a drug free environment. The institutions also prohibit the use of tobacco products and electronic delivery devices on all parts of the campus and at college sponsored events.

Health Resources

 National Resources


Mayo Clinic
WebMD
CDC.gov
FDA
Calorie Counter


Local Resources


Provena Covenant MC
Carle Foundation Hospital
•McKinley Health Center
Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Youth Suicide Prevention Project


Smoking Cessation Help and Resources


Smokefree.gov
How to Quit Smoking
Smoking Cessation tips


Helpful Resources

Mesothelioma Guide
A Student's Guide to Affordable Health Care

 And much more! Stop by room U112 in Student Life.