The mission of Student Health and Counseling Services is to provide high-quality, inclusive, and coordinated health and counseling services.  We promote student success and wellness through culturally-sensitive direct service, education, advocacy, and outreach to the Northeastern community.  Our services help students succeed academically, contribute positively to their communities, and live meaningful lives.  

Student COUNSELING SERVICES

Building D, D-024
(773) 442-4650
counsel@neiu.edu

Counseling Services provides counseling and mental health services to Northeastern students.  Counseling and therapy is provided to help students understand and deal with emotional distress, relationship difficulties and personal concerns, freeing them to make clearer and healthier decisions. In therapy, students can explore personal life problems including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, anger, addictions, and many other difficulties that may cause stress and disrupt their life.

Individual, couples, and group psychotherapy is available to current Northeastern students.  Faculty and staff are eligible for consultation and outreach services.  When services are needed that are beyond the scope of Counseling Services, referrals are made to outside providers.

Student HEALTH SERVICES

Building E, E-051
(773) 442-5800
health-services@neiu.edu

Health Services offers a variety of screening tests, health counseling, health education and well-woman care services, including birth control. Health Services is a small health clinic supported by student fees, and therefore only serves currently enrolled students.

Health Services staff are also available to offer assessment and recognition of medical emergencies and/or effective first aid methods upon request.  While Health Services can provide simple first aid care, Health Services does not have emergency equipment and should not be considered as a viable resource in the event of a medical emergency.  In case of emergency, Campus Police should be immediately contacted at extension 5511.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to seek out their primary health care physician. Although Health Services are exclusively for enrolled students, Health Services staff offers health education events throughout the academic year for the entire campus community. 

Student Health Insurance Policy

All full-time undergraduates are automatically covered by the Student Health Insurance.  Students who have equal or better health insurance may cancel the insurance fee by completing a waiver form and providing proof of coverage from an alternate insurance carrier to the cashier’s office by the waiver deadline date.

Part-time students taking at least 6 credit hours and graduate students taking at least 3 credit hours may apply for this coverage by paying the insurance premium when paying their tuition bill to the cashier’s office. Insurance cards are mailed by the insurance company to the students.