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Phone sessions now available!

Wellness Services will be offering scheduled phone sessions beginning March 30, 2020. If you are struggling with the current changes in our country, anxiety, or depression you are not alone. To schedule an appointment with a wellness professional, please contact 847-214-7390 or email your wellness professional directly. View the directory to contact an academic advisor


Academic challenges?

Students who are experiencing challenges, whether academic or personal (or somewhere in between), and who are unsure of where to go or who to speak with email John Long.

ECC Wellness Services encourages you to become active participants in their overall health and well-being by providing the support that promotes positive wellness. Using a holistic approach, Wellness Services focuses on eight dimensions of wellness to empower you to achieve their full potential. These eight dimensions are: environmental, emotional, financial, intellectual, occupational/academic, physical, social, and spiritual.

Phone sessions

If you are struggling with the current changes in our country, anxiety, or depression, you are not alone. To schedule an appointment, call 847-214-7390 or email your Wellness Professional directly. After hours? After 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and after 4 p.m. on Fridays, please contact them at 847-217-7777 and/or dial 911.

Contact

List of Wellness Services Support Staff members.

Types of Support Available

  1. Campus Support Groups and Events: Achieve your potential by taking part in a small group session that meets over a few weeks. Learn more about campus support groups and events
  2. Community Wellness Resources: Locations of food banks, health, and human service organizations in Kane County. Learn more about community wellness resources
  3. Counseling Pamphlet Collection
  4. Crisis Intervention: Offered during hours of operation, for you who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis and require immediate help and intervention. Wellness professionals are members of ECC's behavioral intervention team (BIT). Examples of severe crises include Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses; Sexual or physical assault; Hearing voices; Misperceiving reality, and Overwhelming loss (such as a death in the family). Learn more about crisis intervention
    After hours? Text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor.
  5. Illinois 211
  6. Mental Health Screening: How are you feeling? Mental health is a vital part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional—they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire, you will see your results, recommendations, and critical resources. Complete your free and confidential screening today!
    Take a screening
  7. Mindfulness Sessions: Learn how to focus on your awareness of the present moment to help you focus on academic success. Learn more about mindfulness sessions
  8. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  9. Podcasts: Discover helpful short interviews that cover the eight dimensions of wellness. Learn more about our wellness podcasts
  10. Short-Term, One-On-One Sessions: We offer 3 to 4 one-on-one sessions about psychosocial issues that impact academic performance. After a consultation, if the wellness professional determines our short-term services cannot meet the student's needs, we will help with locating appropriate off-campus resources.
  11. Student Assistance Program (SAP): Referrals are available to speak with someone "on-call" 24/7 via live answering service. Upon referral from an ECC Wellness Professional, you'll receive a more specialized assessment and referral for long-term care at 847-742-4033.
  12. Student Health 101 & CampusWell: Accurate and evidence-based articles on wellness, fitness, health, eating healthy and more. Visit elgin.thecampuswell.com
  13. Wellness Wednesdays: Events to further improve our health, counseling, and wellness. Learn more about wellness Wednesdays

Health & Wellness FAQ

Here are some general FAQ regarding Health & Wellness.

Contact

Wellness Services

Building B, Room B120
847-214-7390
Fax: 847-214-7522
studentwellness@elgin.edu

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.