Mental Health & Wellness Resources
- Students are encouraged to speak with the Dean of Students
- Student Counseling Service (SCS) offers a full range of mental health care, covered by the Student Life Fee. To schedule an appointment during regular office hours (M - F, 8:30am - 5 pm), call 773.702.9800.
- Normal hours: call the front desk at 773.702.9800 or walk into SCS office at 5555 S. Woodlawn Ave.
- After normal office hours: call 773.702.3625 to speak with the SCS staff member on-call.
- A sampling of SCS services includes short-term psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation, and Let’s Talk, a program offering informal and confidential consultations with SCRS counselors.
- SCS also has an Academic Skills Assessment Program (ASAP) that assists students with improving academic performance through assessment, short-term coaching and referral. ASAP addresses a wide range of concerns with respect to study skills including time management, reading effectiveness, test taking, memory, and comprehension.
- In addition, SCS offers various workshops and a variety of support groups.
- The SCS website hosts an online depression screening self-assessment tool where any University student can privately and anonymously screen themselves for the presence of depression and assess its severity.
- LawLifeline (online mental health resources for law students)
- Sexual Harassment and Violence Resources and Information Index (from the Office of Campus and Student Life)
- Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Support Groups (off-campus group)
- ULifeline (online information and resources on mental health issues, targeted to college students but also pertinent to law students)
- Virtual Pamphlet Collection (materials on a variety of mental health issues, emotional wellness, and effective study skills compiled by the SCS)
- Lawyer’s Assistance Program of Illinois is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping lawyers, judges, and law students with substance abuse, drug addiction, and other mental health issues, including stress, anxiety, and depression. LAP consultations are free and always completely confidential. Call toll free at 800.LAP.1233 or the Chicago office at 312.726.6607. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information also see the ABA Commission on Lawyer’s Assistance Programs.
- Lawyers with Depression
Non-Emergency Health Services and Information
- Wellness Wednesdays are Law School programs designed to foster the development of healthy habits and lay the groundwork for students to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
- Health Library Online (University of Chicago Medical Center)
- Health Resources (online health resources information, Student Health Service)
- Nurse Advice Line is accessible 24 hours a day; a nurse advisor will review and assess your symptoms and make recommendations for future medical treatment, if necessary. Call 773.702.1915.
- Student Health Service (SHS): 860 East 59th Street, Suite R-100
The SHS is an appointment-based clinic, offering a full range of health services, covered by the Student Life Fee. To schedule an appointment, call 773.702.4156. SHS services include gynecological services, laboratory tests, immunizations, sports medicine, and physical therapy services.
- University Guide to Student Health Care Services
- University Pharmacy: In the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine at 5758 South Maryland Avenue; 773.834.7002.
- Universal Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP, University of Chicago). For questions about health insurance, call: 773.834.4543 (press 2).
- Urgent Care: In the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine at 5758 South Maryland Avenue, Saturdays 8 a.m.—11 a.m. Call 773.834.4630.
- University of Chicago’s health website
Physical Fitness & Bodywork
Additional Helpful Resources & Campus Offices