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COVID-19 Vaccination

January 21, 2021

A group of University leaders is working on vaccine allocation processes and operational procedures in keeping with the latest guidelines and with expert guidance from the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM), and will communicate more about those plans soon.

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.


Flu Vaccinations

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.

Measles Information

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.

Immunization Compliance

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!

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