24/7 Mental Health Support
Students may call 773.702.3625 to reach our Therapist-on-Call, who is available 24/7 to discuss students’ concerns and determine next steps for support.
Students also have access to TimelyCare’s 24/7 on-demand service, TalkNow.
Make an Appointment
Virtual Initial Appointments with one of our therapists can be made by calling 773.834.WELL (773.834.9355). Follow-up appointments may be virtual or in-person. Your clinician will discuss the next steps in your first meeting.
Eligible students also have access to TimelyCare, which offers scheduled virtual counseling sessions with a licensed mental health provider.
Urgent Mental Health Care Options
If you feel the need to meet with a mental health clinician urgently during business hours (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.), call 773.834.WELL (773.834.9355) and ask to speak with the urgent care counselor or walk-in/drop-in to the Student Wellness Center (840 E. 59th Street) to meet with the clinician on-call.
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
Visit our Support Spaces and Community Programs page to see more on our sessions that cover topics such as managing anxiety and overcoming procrastination, and support spaces for underrepresented students.
Please read an update on our telehealth and teletherapy services.
UChicago Student Wellness is committed to promoting the mental health and well-being of UChicago undergraduate and graduate students by providing accessible, high-quality, culturally sensitive mental health services. We also provide outreach and consultation to the University community. Our services are covered, at no cost, for students who are actively enrolled in an eligible program of study.
Call 773.834.WELL (773.834.9355) to make an appointment with a therapist. See the links below for more detailed information about our services.
The Academic Skills Assessment Program (ASAP) assists students with improving academic performance through assessment, short-term coaching, and referrals.
Several online and in-person programs are available to promote education surrounding alcohol and drug use. UChicago Student Wellness therapists also perform substance use evaluations.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College (and Graduate) Students (BASICS) is a service for students who want to explore their alcohol use.
UChicago Student Wellness staff can provide consultation regarding supporting students with mental health concerns and outreach programming to promote mental health. Learn more about UChicago Student Wellness campus outreach.
The UChicago Student Wellness Eating Concerns Team takes a multidisciplinary approach to supporting students in addressing eating concerns.
Let’s Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal and confidential sessions with therapists from UChicago Student Wellness. There’s no need for an appointment and no cost to students.
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training designed to give participants the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mindfulness Meditation is a four-week course that includes instruction and practice of mindfulness meditation and other techniques to reduce stress.
Students are responsible for requesting their medication refills from their providers. Learn more about requesting prescription refills from counseling and psychiatry providers.
UChicago Student Wellness 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 UChicago Student Wellness.
Learn more about receiving referrals from UChicago Student Wellness.
Our staff are committed to supporting the diverse health and wellbeing needs of our LGBTQ+ and gender expansive communities in a variety of ways.
The mission of the University of Chicago Student Recovery Group is to provide fellowship and support for University of Chicago students who are in recovery or exploring sobriety.
Therapists at UChicago Student Wellness perform substance use evaluations to meet with students about their concerns and make recommendations.
All students are welcome to attend our support spaces and community programs.
UChicago Student Wellness provides short-term individual and couples therapy for students to discuss and address personal and relationship concerns related to mental health and well-being.
UChicago Student Wellness therapy groups create a welcoming, nonjudgmental environment where students can connect to other students around shared struggles or current life conditions. There are a variety of therapy groups available for graduate and undergraduate students.
TimelyCare offers on-demand and scheduled services to enhance students’ access to additional mental health support. Students who are eligible for the services offered by UChicago Student Wellness can receive free virtual mental health care through TimelyCare.
If you feel the need to meet with someone urgently during counseling and psychiatry office hours (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.), call 773.834.WELL (773.834.9355) and ask to speak with the urgent care counselor. There is also a Therapist-on-Call, available 24/7, who can be reached at 773.702.3625 and will discuss your concerns and offer next steps for support.
For more information, visit the Get Help Now page.
Student Counseling Service is proud to offer two training programs that prepare participants for a career in clinical psychology. Click on the links below for further information.