Health & Medical Resources

The University has many health, wellness, and medical resources available to students. Wellness involves the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Actively developing skills for cultivating and maintaining wellness is a challenging but worthwhile endeavor with lifelong benefits. 

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides general and preventative health care to University of Chicago students under the Student Life Fee. Student Health Service (SHS) is staffed by University of Chicago Medical Center faculty physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as specialists in sports medicine, travel health, reproductive health, and health education, and provides a variety of services to students.

The Student Counseling Service (SCS) provides mental health care to University of Chicago students. This care includes needs assessment, psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation, academic skills assessment program, support groups, referrals, emergency services, and health promotion and wellness programs.

The following are quick links to the Student Health Service, Student Counseling Service, and Health Promotion and Wellness and other health services:

Medical Emergency Contacts

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the Emergency Room, located at:

The University of Chicago Medical Center
5656 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The ER is not covered under the Student Life Fee and will be charged to you and your insurance. If you are unsure if you need to go to the Emergency Room, call the Nurse Advice Line at 773-702-1915.