Wellness within Academia

Center for Clinical Wellness

The Rush Center for Clinical Wellness is Here for You

Rush Wellness aspires to create highly innovative, evidence-based solutions that will positively impact our community and the future of health care. In July 2020, Rush Wellness opened the Center for Clinical Wellness (CCW) to provide a healing environment aligned with our It’s About RUSH efforts to support Rush staff and students. Over the past year, the CCW has registered more ​than 1,050 clients, growing on average by 20 to 25 clients every two weeks. Learn more about the CCW in this YouTube video.

Employee Assistance Program

The employee assistance program, Perspectives, provides free and confidential managed mental health care services for employees/members and families struggling with personal difficulties. The Rush Wellness Assistance Program, powered through Perspectives, is a comprehensive resource for all employees, students, and their families and addresses important house staff-specific needs, including after-hours counseling, video-conferencing counseling, support accessible by mobile phone, or tablet from the comfort and privacy of home. This program serves the Rush community through offerings in three areas:

  • Work: Professional and personal development through “Skillbuilders” - free 30-45 minute tutorials that address numerous topics, including emotional wellbeing, achieving personal goals, managing stress, time management, the power of resilience, and much more.
  • Life: 24/7 confidential, short-term counseling services, including video conferencing available on mobile devices - at no cost.
  • Home: Connecting Rush community members to pre-screened services for child and elder care, legal support, and financial planning.

Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday is a system-wide, virtual forum dedicated to wellbeing. The philosophy drives rush Wellness that quality patient care is directly tied to the wellbeing of our providers, students, and staff. Wellness Wednesday provides a forum for our community to come together as part of our commitment to creating a culture of Wellness.

Rush Fitness Center

Stop by the Rush Fitness Center for a tour and to meet the staff. Monthly rates at the fitness center are as follows: ​

  • $27 a month for students and tier 2 employees (tier 2 employees earn less than $18 an hour)
  • $39 a month for tier 1 employees (tier 1 employees earn $18 an hour or more)

Learn more about the fitness center’s group classes, personal training, staff, and facilities on their Intranet site here. The Rush Fitness Center is located on the ground floor of the staff and student garage at 711 S. Paulina St. It’s open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday​ from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in any time for a tour.

About Insurance Coverage

All three Rush medical insurance plan options cover mental health and substance use services the same way, regardless of the network. 6,136 mental health providers are now available to the Rush community at the same price point as the Rush Provider network. Inpatient and outpatient mental health services will be covered whether you use Rush providers or Cigna network providers. The co-pays and co-insurance are the same for both networks.