Student Wellness Closed for Holiday
January 11, 2023
Student Wellness will have shortened hours on January 13 and will be closed all day January 16.
Inclement Weather Forecast
December 21, 2022
Click here for more information about Student Wellness availability during inclement weather.
Holiday Hours for Student Wellness
December 13, 2022
Student Wellness will be open during Winter Recess (December 27-30) with reduced staffing available for urgent/non-routine medical and counseling appointments.
UChicago Student Wellness, Human Resources Offering Free Flu Shots to Campus Community
September 27, 2022
Free flu shots are available to faculty, other academic appointees, staff and students with a University ID.
UChicago Student Wellness Closed September 8
September 6, 2022
Click here for more information about the closure of UChicago Student Wellness on September 8.
UChicago Student Wellness Labor Day Hours
August 29, 2022
Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellnes Labor Day hours.
Monkeypox Awareness and Precautions
August 24, 2022
The University announced precautions around monkeypox, including information on testing, isolation housing, contact tracing, and vaccination.
Chicago Department of Public Health and Partners Offer Monkeypox Vaccinations August 13 and 14
August 11, 2022
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that MPV (monkeypox) JYNNEOS vaccines will be available, by appointment, at several clinics across the city.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Update for 2022-23 Academic Year
July 27, 2022
Provost Ka Yee C. Lee and Executive Vice President of the University and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President Katie Callow-Wright provided an update on the University’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for the 2022-2023 academic year.
UChicago Student Wellness July 4th Hours
June 30, 2022
Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellness July 4th hours.
Statement Regarding Reproductive Services
June 24, 2022
The University has issued a statement concerning the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, which holds that abortion is not a right protected by the United States Constitution. Along with our colleagues at UChicago Medicine, UChicago Student Wellness remains committed to providing students with care and consultation regarding a range of reproductive health options. We encourage students to reach out to their providers with questions or concerns. Our counseling staff also remains available to help students address a range of concerns.
UChicago Student Wellness June Hours
June 1, 2022
Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellness June hours.
New Teletherapy Option for Students
March 15, 2022
Eligible UChicago students now have access to TimelyCare, a leading telehealth company specializing in serving the needs of university students through its network of licensed providers. TimelyCare offers on-demand and scheduled mental health services—all available virtually—to enhance students’ access to support. TimelyCare is designed to complement the in-person and virtual services that are offered through UChicago Student Wellness.
Stuart Hall Symptomatic Testing Site Closing
February 17, 2022
Due to greatly decreased demand for symptomatic testing among members of the University community and increased capacity to access testing at other facilities, the University has closed its symptomatic testing location in the Stuart Hall location.
Resumption of the Voluntary Testing Program
February 17, 2022
The Voluntary Testing Program, which was paused to accommodate increased demand for symptomatic and exposure testing, and mandatory testing of residence in on-campus housing, resumed on Monday, February 14.
COVID-19 Testing Programs at the University
January 12, 2022
On January 13, the University will open a testing location in Stuart Hall that will be the exclusive campus location for symptomatic testing. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should not go to the Walker or Gleacher sites for testing.
UChicago Student Wellness Offering COVID Booster Vaccines
January 6, 2022
UChicago Student Wellness has added a limited number of COVID-19 booster vaccine appointments for students. All appointments must be made online via the my.WellnessPortal.
How to Get a COVID Test on Campus
January 3, 2022
Students may schedule a COVID test through the my.WellnessPortal. Due to high call volumes, please do not call Student Wellness to schedule a test.
Updates on COVID-19 Booster Requirement
December 30, 2021
As announced on December 20, 2021, the University is requiring every student to receive a COVID-19 booster shot once they are eligible, unless they have an approved exemption. Click here for resources that will be helpful in answering the most common questions.
COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
December 22, 2021
The University encourages everyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. You can find an authorized provider on vaccines.gov. There are multiple authorized providers within one mile of the University’s main zip code (60637). The University is not offering a dedicated booster clinic at this time.
UChicago Student Wellness Holiday Hours
December 14, 2021
Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellness holiday hours.
Coping with Traumatic Events, Grief, and Unexpected Loss
November 18, 2021
Students can review this resource that offers suggestions for how they can reconnect with themselves and to their community to regain a sense of centeredness. In addition, this resource for faculty and staff provides suggestions for identifying and supporting students who are in mental health distress.
UChicago Student Wellness, Human Resources Offering Free Flu Shots to Campus Community
September 16, 2021
UChicago Student Wellness, in collaboration with Human Resources, is offering free flu shots this Autumn Quarter on campus to faculty, other academic appointees, staff and students with a University ID.
UChicago Medicine Experts Answer Questions on Autumn Quarter, COVID-19 Vaccines, and the Delta Variant
September 10, 2021
A video featuring Dr. Emily Landon, Associate Professor of Medicine and Executive Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control, and Dr. Stephen Weber, Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer – UChicago Medicine Health System – addresses some common questions about the Delta variant, the precautions in place on our campus, and the continued importance of widespread COVID-19 vaccination.
Public Health Precautions for Return to Campus
August 26, 2021
The University of Chicago community will be welcomed back to campus this academic year with the added protection of widespread vaccination against COVID-19, and a host of other safety precautions.
Updated Masking Requirements
August 2, 2021
In light of new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University is revising its masking requirements.
University Employee Vaccination Requirement
July 14, 2021
Click here for information on how employees can upload proof of vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccination Video Q+A with UChicago Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Weber
June 21, 2021
To help address some common questions about COVID-19 vaccination from a medical perspective, students are invited to check out a video with Dr. Stephen Weber, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Steps to Fulfill COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
June 10, 2021
As the University announced on May 18, all students participating in in-person classes, research, or activities in the U.S. are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 starting with the 2021 Autumn Quarter. Richard McDonough, MD, Senior Medical Director for Student Health, wrote to outline the process for complying with this requirement.
Online Scheduling for Initial Health Promotion Appointments
June 2, 2021
UChicago Student Wellness is offering a pilot program to enable students to book initial Wellness Coaching and Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College (and Graduate) Students (BASICS) appointments online via the my.WellnessPortal.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Students
May 18, 2021
Starting with the 2021 Autumn Quarter, the University of Chicago will require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Online Scheduling for Initial Counseling Appointments
May 4, 2021
During the Summer and Autumn Quarters of 2021, we offered a pilot program that allowed for online scheduling of initial assessment (intake) counseling appointments. This initial pilot phase has concluded. We are evaluating the effectiveness of this pilot with respect to students’ access to care, convenience, and optimal utilization of initial appointments. We will be using the results of this pilot to determine how to optimize online scheduling for counseling appointments in the future.
Update on Phase 2 Vaccination
April 22, 2021
Katie Callow-Wright, Executive Vice President of the University and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, provided an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for the University community, including multiple opportunities for University of Chicago employees and students to get vaccinated in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 Restrictions Begin Lifting on April 20
April 19, 2021
The University, after consultation with the Chicago Department of Public Health, will begin lifting the COVID-19 restrictions for College students on Tuesday, April 20, two days earlier than projected, including ending the stay-at-home directive for all College students effective Tuesday.
Perspective on COVID-19 Restrictions
April 18, 2021
In a new video, Dr. Emily Landon and Dr. Anne Brody provide expert perspective on the current state of COVID-19 at the University of Chicago, the importance of the stay-at-home directive, and the support and resources available to students.
Extension of COVID-19 Restrictions Through April 21
April 16, 2021
In order to prevent further spread of dangerous coronavirus variants on our campus and in nearby communities, the University and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) determined today that it is necessary to extend the current public health precautions for students in the College through Wednesday, April 21.
COVID-19 Restrictions Extended Through Friday
April 14, 2021
The precautions, including all-remote classes for the College, the stay-at-home directive for undergraduates living in residence halls, and other restrictions on undergraduate research and student positions, will be effective through Friday, April 16.
Restrictions in Response to Large Cluster of COVID-19 Cases Among Undergraduates
April 8, 2021
Urgent restrictions of campus activities have been put in place in response to a large cluster of COVID-19 cases involving undergraduates.
Update on Phase 1c Vaccination for University Community
March 23, 2021
Katie Callow-Wright, Executive Vice President of the University and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, wrote to the campus community with an update on the University's preparations for Phase 1c of COVID-19 vaccine distribution for members of the UChicago community.
Staying Well and Reducing Stress in Winter Quarter
March 2, 2021
If you’re experiencing additional stress, anxiety, or isolation, there are resources available across campus to support you, including programs designed to foster connection with others, workshops to help with stress reduction, and mental health services for those who need additional support.
Time Sensitive: Important Information to Prepare for Phase 1c and 2 Vaccine Distribution
February 24, 2021
Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen wrote to students to share important information in advance of Phase 1c and 2 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, including actions that may be required on students' part. Although plans for these coming phases are not yet final, the University is proactively taking steps to support a smooth vaccine rollout to the UChicago community.
Update on Telehealth and Teletherapy Services
January 14, 2021
Regardless of your location – whether you are in Chicago, across the U.S., or around the world – UChicago Student Wellness is here to support you with a variety of services. Click to see an update on our telehealth/teletherapy services given the changing regulatory landscape across the U.S., and the options for care that are available to you.
Student Mask and Thermometer Packet Pick-Up
January 14, 2021
Packets with two UChicago-branded masks and a thermometer are available to students who did not receive a packet during Autumn Quarter and who will be on campus this Winter Quarter.
Health Considerations for Holiday Travel
November 9, 2020
With many students traveling and planning to spend time with family and friends during the holiday season, Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen wrote to students to provide reminders and advice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Testing for Students
June 30, 2020
Learn more about getting tested for COVID-19 on the COVID-19 Resources for Students page.
Student Health and Counseling Have a New Name
May 19, 2020
Student Health and Counseling Services has been renamed to UChicago Student Wellness—a name that reflects our integrated approach to providing care and our mission to provide students with comprehensive health, counseling, and wellness resources that support their academic, personal, and professional success.
Healthy Living During Remote Learning Period
April 24, 2020
UChicago Student Wellness staff share virtual options for care in two new videos.
Student Health and Wellness Resources
April 9, 2020
Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen and Assistant Vice President for Student Services Mario Polizzi detailed the range of care options available in a message to students.
Virtual Wellness Programming
April 2, 2020
Health Promotion and Wellness is offering a variety of virtual programs during Spring Quarter 2020 to help students improve their wellbeing.
Student Counseling Service Spring Quarter FAQ
April 1, 2020
Student Counseling Service (SCS) is committed to supporting students this Spring Quarter, wherever they may be. A new FAQ provides additional information on using counseling services virtually or on campus.
U-SHIP Information Related to Covid-19
March 13, 2020
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources has issued new information on coverage related to COVID-19. To read the latest, click here.
New Student Wellness Center Medical Suite Opening in April
March 13, 2020
The University of Chicago is nearing completion of its new Student Wellness Center, with the medical service within the integrated, student-focused facility set to open in April, and the entire center scheduled to open in October.
September 26, 2019
In collaboration with campus partners, Student Health and Counseling Services offers a series of free flu shot clinics at a variety of campus locations for all students, faculty, and staff throughout the Autumn Quarter.
Student Health Service Launches Online Scheduling
July 31, 2019
The Student Health Service has launched a pilot program that will allow existing SHS patients who have visited SHS in the past twelve months to make appointments online through their MyChart account.
Dr. Meeta A. Kumar Named Director of Student Counseling Service
June 20, 2019
Dr. Meeta A. Kumar will be joining the University of Chicago as the Director of Student Counseling Service (SCS), effective September 1, 2019. Kumar is currently Deputy Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has served for more than twenty years.
Attend the 2019 AHEAD Virtual Conference
June 19, 2019
Attend a live streaming of the annual conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (“AHEAD”) on July 11 and 12, 2019 on campus, hosted by the Office for Access and Equity and Student Disability Services.
May 20, 2019
With the number of measles cases reported in the U.S. increasing, Marius Commodore, Medical Director of the Student Health Service, shared information about the disease in a message to students.
Wellness Center Updates
May 20, 2019
As announced in October 2018, the University is building a new student wellness center to further improve our health, counseling, and wellness services. Learn more about the new wellness center, which is scheduled to open in Autumn 2020, on the Wellness Center Updates page.
New UChicago student wellness center, and expanded health and counseling resources
October 4, 2018
Provost Daniel Diermeier and Dean of Students in the University Michele Rasmussen announced that after two years of planning, the University is building a new student wellness center to further improve our health, counseling and wellness resources.
Flu Vaccination Clinics
September 27, 2018
In collaboration with campus partners, Student Health and Counseling Services offers a series of free flu shot clinics at a variety of campus locations for all students, faculty, and staff throughout the Autumn Quarter
Explore Our Redesigned Site
August 14, 2018
Learn more about our services, ways to get involved, wellness programming, health topics, and more.
August 14, 2018
The State of Illinois and the University require students to provide proof of required immunizations, preferably at least 30 days before classes begin.
Health Promotion and Wellness featured in College Health and Wellness in Action
August 2, 2018
Health Promotion and Wellness Director Julie Edwards spoke about UChicago's Mental Health First Aid Program.
Financial Wellness Workshop
May 11, 2018
This session on May 17 will provide an overview of basic health insurance terminology and will cover how the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) works, including how out-of-pocket costs are structured on the plan. Register today!