UChicago Student Wellness believes that good health is essential for academic success. At the University of Chicago, students have access to coordinated and comprehensive medical care, counseling, psychiatry, and health promotion services targeted at building and maintaining overall well-being.
Our mission is to provide students with comprehensive health, counseling, and wellness services to support their academic, personal, and professional success. With a focus on health promotion and education, we accomplish our work collaboratively, through a talented and diverse team committed to delivering high-quality, inclusive care, with the highest standards of professionalism and student confidentiality.
UChicago Student Wellness redefines excellence in the field by providing exceptional, integrated wellness services that enable students to thrive. In an environment in which staff can perform at their best, we offer unparalleled access to holistic care and innovative programs that empower students to be champions of their own wellbeing.
These efforts are supported by our iCARE values – inclusion, collaboration, agility, respect, and excellence – which guide our efforts to provide exceptional care to our students in a safe and welcoming environment.
View a handout with our mission, vision, and values statements.
View the 2021–2022 Guide to UChicago Student Wellness.
View a list of the services UChicago Student Wellness offers.
UChicago Student Wellness offers primary and acute health care needs and routine medical services. The sports medicine physician works with a certified athletic trainer to provide comprehensive care for musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries. We also have providers who specialize in caring for women.
Learn more about our medical services.
Counseling and Psychiatry
UChicago Student Wellness staff are available to assist students with an array of mental health concerns, including: the transition from home to school, academic stress, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, substance misuse, and eating disorders. We also offer an Advanced Externship Training Program and a Post-Doctoral Psychology Training Program.
Learn more about our counseling and psychiatry services.
UChicago Student Wellness is committed to enhance the environment and the community at the University of Chicago to promote lifelong behaviors and to empower individuals to improve their quality of life and reach their highest potential.
Learn more about our wellness programming.
The University requires all students to carry health insurance that covers, among other costs, hospitalization, specialty care, prescription drugs, and outpatient diagnostic and surgical procedures provided within the Chicago area (or the area in which the student is residing during the academic year). In keeping with this requirement, each year all students registered in an insurance-required program are enrolled in the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP), administered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources, unless they waive coverage by providing proof of alternate comparable coverage. If you are enrolled in U-SHIP, on-campus U-SHIP coordinators are able to answer questions about covered health benefits and other topics related to U-SHIP.