If This Is An Emergency
If a situation seems life-threatening, or if you need immediate treatment of very serious or critical conditions, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.
For those on campus, University of Chicago Medicine's Emergency Department is located at:
5656 South Maryland Avenue
Students who go the Emergency Department should bring their insurance card and their student ID. Emergency Department services are not covered under the Student Life Fee; services will be charged to you and your personal insurance.
Call 773.702.4156 to reach the Nurse Line, which is available 24/7.
You will talk with an experienced registered nurse who can answer your health care questions, explain potential care options, and, if necessary, help you find the nearest place to receive a diagnosis and treatment. The Nurse Line is free for UChicago students.
If you are unsure of whether you should go to the Emergency Room, call the Nurse Line at 773.702.4156 to determine if emergency treatment is necessary.
Learn more about your options for care, including the Nurse Line and Emergency Room.
Urgent Care During Office Hours
If you feel that you need to talk with someone urgently during office hours (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.), call the front desk at 773.702.9800, or walk into Student Counseling Service (SCS) at 5555 South Woodlawn Avenue.
If you call, you will be connected with the on-call SCS staff therapist. The therapist will ask about your concerns and will suggest the most appropriate services. You may be encouraged to walk in to the clinic and meet with a therapist.
If you walk in to the clinic, you will be offered the next available scheduled intake appointment. If you declare that you are experiencing a psychological emergency, you will complete paperwork and meet with an SCS urgent care therapist as quickly as possible. The urgent care therapist will take time to clarify and address your emergency concerns. Following the meeting, you may be assigned to an SCS clinical staff member, referred to a private therapist or clinic, or scheduled for a more extended intake evaluation as soon as possible, typically within a week.
Urgent Care After Hours
An after-hours therapist can be reached at 773.702.3625. The on-call therapist will clarify the nature and specifics of your emergency, will offer acute help, and will offer suggestions for ongoing support, which may include scheduling an intake appointment, walking in to SCS the next weekday, or going to the nearest emergency room.
The after-hours therapist does not schedule appointments or renew prescriptions.
If you or somebody you know has been affected by sexual assault, please visit the Office of the Provost Equal Opportunity Programs website to find more information about getting help.
Not sure where to turn? The Dean-on-Call is a University administrator who can be reached 24/7 by calling 773.834.HELP (4357) and following the prompts. Students, faculty, or staff may contact the Dean-on-Call any time there is a concern or emergency in order to get advice and support in managing a situation involving a student. Learn more here.