Student Health Service (SHS) provides University of Chicago students with both primary, routine health care, such as physical examinations, as well as acute care for a wide range of complaints. If routine health care on campus is desired, it is recommended that students establish a primary care provider with one of our physicians or nurse practitioners.
The list below details the variety of services that SHS provides.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College (and Graduate) Students (BASICS) is a service for students who want to explore their alcohol use.
SHS nurse practitioners offer contraception consultations to discuss contraception options.
The Student Health and Counseling Services Eating Concerns Team takes a multidisciplinary approach to supporting students in addressing eating concerns.
SHS offers free flu shot clinics at a variety of campus locations for all students, faculty, and staff.
SHS provides routine gynecological exams as well as evaluation for acute problems.
Students are required to have proof of immunity and/or vaccinations for certain diseases. Learn more about immunization requirements and how to get vaccinations.
Students can receive physical therapy services from the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Chicago Hospital or may elect to receive services from outside providers. Learn more about physical therapy options.
Students are responsible for requesting their medication refills from their providers. Learn more about requesting prescription refills through SHS.
SHS staff helps students with urgent health care needs and provides routine medical services.
Student Counseling Service psychiatrists can monitor medical cases, assess the need for psychiatric medication, or make referrals to receive long-term psychiatric care. Learn more about psychiatric consultations at SCS.
Learn more about receiving referrals from the Student Health Service.
SHS offers confidential STI testing for students, along with treatment if needed.
The University’s sports medicine physician sees both collegiate and non-collegiate athletes to discuss sports- and fitness-related concerns and injuries.