NLU Wellness


Students looking for private insurance options can now find a wide variety of plans available through the Affordable Care Act.  Find more information and resources on a variety of health issues below:

Health Resources
Health Insurance Marketplace - Learn about the Marketplace created through the Affordable Care Act, and sign up for Insurance

Find a Health Center- Department of Health and Human Services Health Centers care for you, even if you don't have health insurance.  You pay what you can afford, based on your income.

Health Finder - Find information on health topics A-Z or find Health providers near you.

Talking to Your Doctor - Tips from the National Institute of Health on how to play an active role in your health care.


Health Information Lines

AIDS/HIV Treatment, Prevention and Research - 800-HIV-0440

Allergy and Infectious Diseases - 866-284-4107

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - 877-22-NIAMS

Cancer - 800-4-CANCER

Diabetes - 888-693-NDEP

Eye Diseases - 301-496-5248

Genetic and Rare Diseases - 888-205-2311

Heart, Lung, and Blood - 301-592-8573

Kidney Disease - 866-454-3639

Neurological Disorders - 800-352-9424

Oral Health - 866-232-4528

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - 800-624-BONE

Smoking Cessation - 877-44U-QUIT

Stroke - 800-352-9424

Weight Control - 877-946-4627


Mental Health & Counseling

Students seeking counseling referrals for licensed mental health professionals should contact the Office of Student Life at 888.658.8632 x3092. The cost of counseling outside the university is incurred by the student. 

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health America - For a referral to specific mental health service or support program in your community - 800-969-NMHA (6642)

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Provides support, information, and referrals
 - 800-950-NAMI (6264)


National Mental Health & Support Hotlines

National Child Abuse Hotline - 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - 800-826-3632

GLBT National Hotline - 888-843-4564

Hopeline Suicide Prevention - 800-442-HOPE (4673) 

National Center for Victims of Crime - 800-FYI-CALL (394-2255) (multi-language service available)

National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline - 800-662-HELP (4357)

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Eating Disorders Association Information and Referral Helpline - 800-931-2237

Planned Parenthood - 800-230-PLAN (7526)

National Sexual Assault Hotline - 800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 800-273-TALK (8255)


Living Assistance

The Office of Student Life provides referrals to outside social service agencies for students who need assistance with Food, Shelter or other basic needs.  Please call 312-261-3092 for more information.

Chicago Area Resources

Application for Benefits Eligibility - Apply for Food Assistance (SNAP), Cash Assistance (TANF), and Medical Assistance

Direct to Food - This online resource will help you locate the food pantries, soup kitchens, and meal programs closest to you. Direct2Food will also help you determine if you are eligible for further assistance like food stamps and resources for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Direct to Housing - The only place you need to find the contact informationapplication process and eligibility criteria for Supportive Housing options in Metro Chicago.

City of Chicago Community Service Centers - DFSS’ six Community Service Centers are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday, all of the centers are open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. City residents who need assistance can drop in or schedule an appointment in advance.  They help individuals and families in need access a wide range of resources from shelter, food and clothing to domestic violence assistance, job training/placement and services for the formerly incarcerated. Clients can also get information about rental, utility and other financial assistance programs. The facilities serve as Warming and Cooling Centers during periods of extreme weather. Call 311 for more information.






    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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