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Please Note: Phone sessions now available!

Wellness Services will be offering scheduled phone sessions beginning March 30th. 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.

Wellness Services encourages students 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 students to achieve their full potential. These eight dimensions are: environmental, emotional, financial, intellectual, occupational/academic, physical, social, and spiritual.

Take a Screening Today

How are you feeling? Mental health is a key 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 key resources. Complete your free and confidential screening today!

Take a screening

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 provide assistance with locating appropriate off-campus resources.

Crisis Intervention

Offered during hours of operation, for students who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis and require immediate help and intervention. 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. Wellness professionals are members of ECC's behavioral intervention team (BIT).

Examples of serious crises include:

  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses
  • Sexual or physical assault
  • Hearing voices
  • Misperceiving reality
  • Overwhelming loss (such as a death in the family)

Online resources:

Campus Support Groups

We facilitate support groups for students regarding a variety of psychosocial topics. Support groups of 8 to 10 participants typically meet weekly for one-hour sessions lasting 4 to 6 weeks.

Topics may include:

  • Adjusting to college
  • Self-esteem
  • Healthy relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Psychosocial Educational Programming

Holistic workshops are offered focusing on the  to empower students to achieve their full potential. 'Wellness Wednesday' events are also offered every first and third Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters, and are located in the Jobe Lounge (next to the Bookstore, in Building B), to provide students with basic wellness information and details about wellness services available at ECC.

Health & Wellness Resources

Additional services available to students include:

Mental Health Screening Program

This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire, you will see your results, recommendations and key resources. Take a screening today.

Safe Zone

The Safe Zone program provides educational experiences to faculty, staff, and students around sexual orientation and gender identities and issues. Learn more about safe zone.

Wellness Podcasts

The following podcasts delve into a variety of wellness topics based on the tenets of the eight dimensions of wellness. Listen to our podcasts.


An online resource that contains valuable information to help students gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges they face. It aids students in making better decisions, which in turn helps them to be successful in college. Visit

Student Assistance Program

Wellness Professionals may refer you to the Student Assistance Program (SAP) for more specialized assessment and referral for long-term care. SAP workers are on call 24/7 via a live answering service. The number is 847-742-4033.

Useful Websites

  • Illinois 211 - local resources and community services for social, health, and human service organizations in Kane County.
  • - self-help resources by The Unabridged Student Counseling Pamphlet Collection used with the permission of the University of Chicago counseling center.

Health & Wellness FAQ

Here are some general FAQ regarding Health & Wellness.


Wellness Services

Building B, Room B120
Fax: 847-214-7522

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