November 16, 2023
As of September 12, 2023, CDC recommends the updated 2023-24 COVID vaccine for everyone aged 6 months and over. The vaccine is available through several pharmacies and City of Chicago mass vaccine clinics.
November 16, 2023
Student Wellness will be closed for an all-staff meeting on Monday, December 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Student Wellness will reopen at 1 p.m.
November 16, 2023
Student Wellness will be closed for an all-staff meeting on Thursday, December 7th, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Student Wellness will reopen at 1 p.m.
September 7, 2023
Join Student Wellness on Monday, September 11th from 1:00-3:00pm to meet staff and learn about our services.
September 7, 2023
Click here for more information on Student Wellness reduced hours on Thursday, September 14th.
September 7, 2023
We invite students and their families to the Student Wellness Open House on Tuesday, September 19th from 4:00-6:00pm to learn about our services.
August 28, 2023
Student Wellness will have shortened hours on September 1 and will be closed all day September 4.
July 3, 2023
Student Wellness will be closed on July 4.
June 16, 2023
Student Wellness will have shortened hours on June 16 and will be closed all day June 19.
June 14, 2023
The Student Wellness Center will be closed starting at 12pm on Wednesday, June 14 and reopen on Thursday, June 15 at 8am.
June 8, 2023
The Student Wellness Center will be closed starting at 12pm on Thursday, June 8 and reopen on Friday, June 9.
May 18, 2023
Student Wellness will have shortened hours on May 26 and will be closed all day May 29.
March 23, 2023
Katie Callow-Wright, Executive Vice President of the University, provided an update on COVID-19 measures and guidelines on campus.
January 11, 2023
Student Wellness will have shortened hours on January 13 and will be closed all day January 16.
December 21, 2022
Click here for more information about Student Wellness availability during inclement weather.
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.
September 27, 2022
Free flu shots are available to faculty, other academic appointees, staff and students with a University ID.
September 6, 2022
Click here for more information about the closure of UChicago Student Wellness on September 8.
August 29, 2022
Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellnes Labor Day hours.
August 24, 2022
The University announced precautions around monkeypox, including information on testing, isolation housing, contact tracing, and vaccination.
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.
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.
June 30, 2022
Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellness July 4th hours.
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.
June 1, 2022
Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellness June hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 14, 2021
Click here for more information about UChicago Student Wellness holiday hours.
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.
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.
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.
August 2, 2021
In light of new information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University is revising its masking requirements.
July 14, 2021
Click here for information on how employees can upload proof of vaccination.
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.
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.
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.
May 18, 2021
Starting with the 2021 Autumn Quarter, the University of Chicago will require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 30, 2020
Learn more about getting tested for COVID-19 on the COVID-19 Resources for Students page.
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.
April 24, 2020
UChicago Student Wellness staff share virtual options for care in two new videos.
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.
April 2, 2020
Health Promotion and Wellness is offering a variety of virtual programs during Spring Quarter 2020 to help students improve their wellbeing.
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.
March 13, 2020
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources has issued new information on coverage related to COVID-19. To read the latest, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
August 2, 2018
Health Promotion and Wellness Director Julie Edwards spoke about UChicago's Mental Health First Aid Program.
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!