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Primary and Urgent Care

Student Health Services

Students can access care at both Evanston and Chicago campuses. Appointments are free at both sites for students enrolled in degree seeking programs (other than the School of Professional Studies).

** There may be a fee for laboratory tests, diagnostic exams, and immunizations depending on insurance.

To support the health and wellness of our students, Northwestern University provides primary care, outpatient health services on the Evanston and Chicago campuses.

All full-time students who register for three or four courses or for TGS 588 Resident Master's Study, TGS 500 Advanced Doctoral Study or TGS 512 Continuous Registration are eligible to use the outpatient services. Part-time students may elect to use the health service by special arrangement and payment of a quarterly fee.

Evanston Campus Health Services

Searle Hall
633 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-8100
Fax: 847-491-5919

Patient services:

Visits are by appointment via web book through the NUHS portal or by calling 847.491.2204.

After Hours Nurse Line is open when NUHS is closed; call 847.491.8100 to speak with an after-hours nurse.

Chicago Campus Health Services

Northwestern Medicine
Galter Pavilion
675 N. St. Clair Street
Suite 18-200
Phone: 312-695-8134
Fax: 312-695-2857

Patient services:

Provider hours:

Urgent medical issues outside of Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM: 

Please note: to best take advantage of Chicago Campus Health Services, call the Chicago Campus Health Services Office, identify yourself as a Northwestern student, and have your insurance card on hand. If you need medical services outside the student health center, make sure to receive a referral from Health Services.


Medical emergencies: Call 911 or go to nearest hospital emergency room

For urgent psychological or mental health issues, call 847.491.2151 to talk with the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) counselor on call.

Patient Support Services 

Patient Support Services provides guidance navigating health care resources for Northwestern Students.

They are your advising resource for:


Hours by appointment: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Evanston Campus – Northwestern University Health Service

633 Emerson Street, Room 1.118
Voice: 847-467-6385
Fax: 847-491-5919

Chicago Campus – Abbott Hall

710 North Lake Shore Drive, Room 703
Voice: 312-503-1242
Fax 312-503-1575