University Wellness Services

Counseling Center

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 and couples 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.

Rush University Counseling Center
Kidston House
630 S. Hermitage Ave., Suite 701
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
(312) 942-3687

Student Assistance Program

The Rush Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a one-stop service that helps students at Rush get connected with the resources they need to stay focused on their education and training.  The Student Assistance Program provides assistance with a variety of services, from counseling and emotional support to hiring a dog sitter to finding a yoga class.
Why call the Student Assistance Program?
  • Relationship Issuses 
  • Stress
  • Psychological Concerns
  • Substance Abuse
  • Legal Issues
  • Elder Care/Child Care

The Rush Student Assistance Program is your 24/7 service whenever you need assistance or resources.

Rush Student Assistance Program
29 East Madison, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL  60602
(800) 292-2780
A link to the username and password can be found on the Student Life page of RU Connected

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.  The last day for enrolling or submitting a waiver is September 15, 2017.  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)