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Health and Wellness

Counseling Services

For short-term mental health concerns or emergencies, please reach out to the Counseling Center (217-333-3704).

Same-day appointments

  • Limited to several sessions
  • More permanent solutions like group therapy exist here

For longer-term mental health concerns, please reach out to McKinley Health Center (217-333-2700).

  • Dual medicine-therapy approach (therapists and psychiatrists freely communicate when they share a patient to best serve those needs)
  • Limited to 15 therapy sessions but they can make exceptions
  • Unlimited psychiatry
  • Can do same day appointments, but it is preferred you call and schedule appointment (Please be advised that it could take a month to get in)
  • Will do baseline assessment and refer directly to Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), if needed

Long-term mental health concerns will be referred to DRES by McKinley, if needed.

  • McKinley staff will make and email application to DRES
  • DRES will reach out to make appointment
  • Meet with specialist to help students with their personal needs
  • Accommodation letters are given to student
  • Free and unlimited therapy from Ph.D. level therapists