We know that COVID-19 is causing significant disruption to people’s daily lives and creating anxiety and distress for some members of our community. Student Counseling Service (SCS) is committed to supporting students wherever they may be. This is an unprecedented and fluid event, and we will continue to provide updates and changes to services and procedures as needed.
24/7 mental health support is available for UChicago students (regardless of location) by calling 773.702.3625.
Students seeking new services/resources can call 773.702.9800 during business hours (Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.) and ask to speak with a clinician.
For students who are already connected to an SCS provider, please know that you can contact your provider to discuss ongoing care.
Phone sessions are available to students regardless of location. Teletherapy video options will also be available to students when clinically appropriate.
Students on medication should contact their psychiatric provider at SCS immediately to discuss continuity of medication.
SCS is open from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. There will be an on-campus team available for students whose needs cannot be met via phone or teletherapy and for those who need an urgent in-person assessment. Otherwise, we will seek to deliver most care over the phone or via videoconference.
We ask all students, if possible, to call SCS at 773.702.9800 before coming into the office so we can discuss how best to meet your mental health needs while also protecting your physical health and safety. In some instances, SCS may deem an in-person visit to be an “essential activity” under Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order (March 20, 2020).
We are looking into possibilities for continuing group therapy and Let’s Talk programs virtually for the Spring Quarter. We are also developing workshops that students can access online.
Yes, SCS will continue to assist students in finding care resources in their home communities. Call 773.702.9800 for assistance.
Call 773.702.3625, regardless of time or location, to discuss your concerns with a clinician.
SCS urges you to attend to your emotional and mental well-being, and to reach out to us for support during these challenging times.