Students are routinely scheduled for the next available appointment during business hours. A student in crisis may be scheduled for an emergency office visit by one of our providers as needed. If you feel you are experiencing a crisis, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call us as soon as possible at (815) 395-5870.
If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency and require services outside of Student Health and Wellness’s regular business hours, a number of resources are available to provide the support you need.
IN-PERSON EMERGENCY CARE
In the event of a life-threatening mental health emergency for which you require immediate emergency services, regardless of insurance coverage or proximity to where your home is, please dial 911 or go to the closest emergency room to receive immediate care.
If you believe that your concerns require immediate attention, but you do not feel that you need to be seen in person or require immediate emergency hospital care, please contact one of the crisis hotlines provided below for assistance:
INTOUCH CRISIS HOTLINE
Sunday-Friday 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
The InTouch Hotline is a free crisis intervention, counseling and referral service offered to UIC students and members of the greater Chicagoland area. The InTouch Hotline is staffed by volunteers trained through the UIC Counseling Center Paraprofessional Program. Calls placed to the InTouch Hotline remain confidential and are treated in an objective, non-judgmental fashion.
Alternatively, you may call these hotlines available 24/7:
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Hotline