University Wellness Services

Center for Clinical Wellness

All currently enrolled students are eligible to receive free, confidential services throughout their time at Rush. Students explore a wide range of issues in individual therapy, including depression and anxiety, relationship concerns, sexual orientation and “coming out” issues, eating disorders, substance use and abuse, academic difficulties, bereavement, family mental illness and career issues. Our trained ​mental health professionals are​ here to support you with both on-site and telehealth appointments.

Center for Clinical Wellness
Triangle Office Building, Suite 150
1700 Van Buren Street
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Rush Wellness Assistance Program

The Rush Wellness Assistance Program is a comprehensive resource for all Rush University students and their families, which provides offerings in three areas:

  • Work: Professional and personal development through “Skillbuilders” — free 30- to 45-minute online tutorials that address numerous topics including, managing stress, emotional wellbeing, along with improving study skills, concentration, test‐taking, writing and much more.
  • Life: 24/7 confidential, short-term counseling services for students and their families — at no cost.
  • Home: Connecting Rush University students to healthy cooking recipes and assistance with locating home‐life services like financial planning, child‐care/elder‐care, or legal services.

The Rush Wellness Assistance Program will address several important university-specific needs including:

  • After-Hours Counseling: Providing after-hours, video-conferencing counseling support accessible by mobile phone or tablet from the comfort and privacy of home.
  • Distance Learners: Extending counseling services and support to our distance and online learners who would otherwise be unable to access the Counseling Center

To access services, visit the Rush Wellness Assistance Program page on Inside Rush.

Student Insurance Program

As an institution focused on health sciences education, Rush University knows that good health is essential to academic success. At Rush, we are committed to the health and well-being of all of our students, so we are pleased to announce that we will once again offer Academic Health Plans (AHP), in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), as our student health insurance carrier. 
Highlights of the plan include the following:
  • Access to the extensive Blue Cross Blue Shield network of providers
  • Dedicated website for Rush University students, with detailed information about plan benefits, eligibility requirements, rates, coverage periods and more
  • Online account management, including the ability to enroll online and download temporary ID cards
  • Enhanced benefits package that meets all requirements of the Affordable Care Act
  • Worldwide coverage for global emergency services at no additional cost
  • Competitive premium cost 
Coverage under the plan will be automatic for Rush Medical College students. Students in other colleges will have the option of selecting AHP or providing evidence of coverage under another plan. Please visit if you have any questions or need more information.


Please review this important information regarding immunizations.  

Rush University Immunization Requirements

Rush University Meningitis Fact Sheet

Rush Fitness Center

The Rush Fitness Center is open to all students (student rate is $26 per month) and features cardio equipment, circuit and free weights, a variety of group exercise classes and personal training. Locker rooms with showers and towel service are available.

711 S. Paulina St.
(312) 947-BFIT (2348)
5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday
Website (viewable only on Rush campus)