Our services are available to ALL students! Whether you live on campus or commute, attend full-time or part-time, are an undergrad or grad student, our services are here for you! Most of our services are FREE, with the exception of vaccinations, TB testing and titer testing; for which there are nominal charges involved for providing these services. Contact the Center for current charges associated with these services.

It is FREE to see the campus nurse or campus physician for minor, acute illness or injury. For example, we provide FREE rapid strep testing, STI testing, UTI screening, and basic physical exams. Many over the counter and limited  prescription medications are also available for FREE, as indicated.

Counseling Services are also FREE (appointments with one of our mental health counselors).


The staff is a multi-disciplinary treatment team of health and mental health professionals. Physicians, nurses, counselors and administrators are dedicated to serving our campus community. The Center also employs student workers to assist with clerical duties. Student workers have limited access to patient information. All staff members sign a confidentiality agreement upon employment.

Hours of Operation
Health and Counseling Services during Fall and Spring Semesters
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Physician hours
Monday and Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please contact the Center for Summer and Break Hours.

Our Mission

The Center for Health and Counseling Services is a multipurpose department that strives to empower Lewis University students to maintain and enhance their physical and emotional health and well-being.


The Center for Health and Counseling Services is located in the lower level of Mother Teresa Hall in the south end of campus (enter at North Entrance). The Center for Health and Counseling Services can be reached at (815) 836-5455.

Health Services Fax: (815) 836-5567
Counseling Services Fax : (815) 836-5344


The Center strongly believes in maintaining the trust of our students. Staff members remain committed to professional ethical standards, and abide by state and federal laws regarding confidentiality. In order to ensure the best care for a student, the professional staff of the Center, working as a treatment team, may consult with one another on cases.

Typical limits to confidentiality include cases where there appears to be a potential threat to self or others, cases involving child abuse, cases in which there is a signed judge’s subpoena requesting information, cases involving clinical consultation or supervision, and cases of public health matters when reports on contagion are required. Students desiring that information be released to other parties (including parents) must sign a Release of Information Form at the Center.