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
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.
If you are struggling with the current changes in our country and experiencing anxiety, depression, and/or feelings of loneliness, you are not alone. To schedule an appointment, you may schedule online by logging onto your Access ECC Portal and under the ECC Apps you may click on "Schedule a Wellness Services Appointment" button, or call 847-214-7390, and/or email us at email@example.com. After hours? After 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and after 4 p.m. on Fridays, if you are in need of support, please contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
800-273-8255 and/or dial 911.
Types of Support Available
- 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
- Community Wellness Resources: Locations of food banks, health, and human service organizations in Kane County. Learn more about community wellness resources
- Counseling Pamphlet Collection
- 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.
- Illinois 211
- 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
- Mindfulness Sessions: Learn how to focus on your awareness of the present moment to help you focus on academic success.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Podcasts: Discover helpful short interviews that cover the eight dimensions of wellness. Learn more about our wellness podcasts
- 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.
- Student Assistance Program (SAP): Our Student Assistance Program (SAP), Crisis Line of Fox Valley provides assistance to students with both mental health and substance use issues. Give them a call at 630-966-9393 to speak to someone who can assist you. They are available 24 hours, 7 days a week!
- AID Crisis Text Line: Provides help for those in need of mental health support and referrals to other human service agencies in the area for needs such as financial guidance, health care support, legal quandaries, shelter locations, support groups, and more. AID is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Text 833-AID-TEXT (833-243-8398).
- Student Health 101 & CampusWell: Accurate and evidence-based articles on wellness, fitness, health, eating healthy, and more. Visit elgin.thecampuswell.com
- Wellness Wednesdays: Events to further improve our health, counseling, and wellness. Learn more about wellness Wednesdays
Heath & Wellness FAQ
Here are some general FAQ regarding Health & Wellness.
- One-on-One sessions: Currently enrolled students can receive up to four sessions with a Wellness Professional per semester. These sessions can be used for support and to discuss psychosocial issues that impact academic performance.
- Crisis Intervention: Currently, enrolled students can see a Wellness Professional if experiencing an emotional crisis. Examples of emotional turmoil include suicidal thoughts, sexual or physical assault, hearing voices/misperceiving reality, death of a loved one, etc.
- Support groups, seminars, and workshops.
Yes. A Wellness Professional can discuss referral options (including options for students with no insurance) if seeking either of these services.
No. Appointments can be made, but are not required. You can drop-in to see a Wellness Professional any time during hours of operation.
Please call the Student Assistance Program at 847-742-4033. For all emergencies, please dial 911.
For those in crisis, you may also contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A crisis text line is also an option for those seeking support—text HOME to 741741 to speak with a trained crisis counselor.