Student Health and Wellness Center

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IIT Tower, 3rd Floor
Appointments: 312.567.7550

The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) provides quality and cost-sensitive healthcare tailored to the needs of our students. The goal of SHWC is to provide campus health and wellness resources that enable students to successfully achieve their academic goals and promote lifelong wellness. The SHWC provides primary care and counseling services, as well as oversees the student health insurance plan and immunization compliance.

SHWC provides diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses and injuries with the ability to dispense medication and/or provide appropriate prescriptions. Immunizations, allergy injections, gynecological care, sexual health screening, and walk-in urgent care are also provided. A small fee may incur for labs, diagnostic tests, immunizations, and medication given on site.

The SHWC provides administrative oversight of the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan offered to students registered for one or more credit hours. Health insurance is not required to use the SHWC. Counseling services include psychotherapy, referral, and medication management. Treatment length varies depending on individual needs. The SHWC also offers group therapy. Counselors are experienced to address many issues students may face including, but not limited to, loneliness, relationship concerns, family issues, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, concentration difficulties, sleeping difficulties, eating disorders, addiction, sexual concerns, anger management, cultural adjustment, and other personal issues.

The SHWC team of culturally sensitive professionals provides comprehensive clinical services and outreach programs to students. In addition, SHWC is a resource for consultation to faculty, staff, and parents.