Students should make their own appointments if possible. You can assist this process by offering the student immediate use of your phone. To schedule an appointment, call (773) 702-9800 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The clinic coordinator will arrange for an intake appointment as soon as possible. Intake appointments are usually scheduled 2 to 5 days from the date of contact. If you or the student think the matter is urgent and needs immediate attention, the student can be seen for an emergency appointment that day. Whenever possible, please contact the service to let us know you are referring the student to us. This will help us prepare for the student when he/she arrives.
The student will be asked to complete an application form before meeting with the intake coordinator. During the initial visit, which lasts 30-45 minutes, the intake coordinator begins an assessment of the student's needs and the ways in which Student Counseling might be able to help.
If the student and the intake coordinator agree that further counseling is appropriate, the student is referred to an SCS therapist for individual counseling. Group and couples counseling are also available. Some students are referred to community resources for specialized or continued counseling. Others may leave the initial interview feeling able to handle their problems on their own. Students can always return to Student Counseling if additional services would be useful.