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Health and Wellness Resources on Campus

SIU has a full-service Health Center right here on campus for medical, optical, dental, mental health, medical testing, rehabilitation, and nutrition services. The SIU Health Center also has an optical retail center and a pharmacy. To see all SIU health and wellness services scroll down this page. Click the red button or activate the Chatbot to get additional help.

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Call 911 if you need immediate medical attention or have a medical emergency.

After Hours Care

Do you need non-emergency care outside of the Student Health Center hours? SIH Medical Group and Shawnee Health Services provides same-day care with or without appointments. 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Resources

The SIUC campus has many resources available to students who may be concerned about their own alcohol or drug intake or are concerned about a friend's intake. The Student Health Center provides information, counseling, crisis services, and medical care.


The Student Health Center offers a variety of healthcare services. You can schedule, manage, and cancel your appointments 24/7. You can also print a parking pass for your appointment. 

Comment Form

Tell us about your recent visit to the Student Health Center! Complete a survey to tell us how we did and remain annonymous (if you choose). You may also request a representative to follow up with you about your experience.

Confidential Advisor

SIU students who have experienced gender-based violence (i.e., sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking) can meet with a confidential advisor. The advisor's job is to help you find support, resources, and information that you need to safely continue your studies.


Student Health Services offers a variety of counseling sessions: one-on-one, group, couples, alcohol and drug counseling and more. Our staff works to help students resolve problems that interfere with personal, social, and academic functioning while also emphasizing prevention, development, adjustment, and wellness. 

Crisis Services

Student life can be stressful, and many students are dealing with multiple problems. We want to make sure help is available to you 24 hours a day. We have a Counselor on Duty who takes calls and meets with students who are in crisis. Other Crisis resources are also available on our website.


Student Health Services offers Medical Nutrition Therapy through our Registered Dietitian (RD). You will receive an individualized plan to suit your dietary needs. Information on SNAP, local food pantries, and more can also be found on our website. 

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is safe and effective and is available at the SIU Student Health Center's Pharmacy. Learn about the contraception that is right for you, where to purchase it, and more. You may also schedule an appointment to speak with a health care provider. We are happy to answer any questions in a safe and supportive environment.

Healthy Campus Coalition

The Healthy Campus Coalition (HCC) serves as an advisory board for programs and services impacting the health of our students. We meet semesterly to bring together ideas and resources for a healthier SIU. Learn how you can get involved! 

Health Insurance

The Student Health Insurance Plan provides health insurance coverage for expenses such as pharmaceuticals, immunizations, and off-campus services such as emergency room, hospitalizations, surgery, ambulance and specialty care. Learn more about your health coverage through SIU, enroll in an insurance plan, or request a refund if you have comparable insurance from another provider. 

Healthy Salukis Workshop

Informational workshops on general issues, sexual health, stress/sleep/time management, suicide prevention and more. We will give presentations based on requests from professors and resident hall staff. All topics can be modified to meet the needs of the requestor. 


SIU requires immunization records from every student. Download the Immunization Compliance Form, learn how to get your records, and find out where to send your documents. 

International Travel Vaccinations

Student Health Services is the designated travel immunization center for our area. If you are traveling and in need of vaccinations, schedule an appointment! 

LGBTQ Health Resources

Resources related to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, as well as those who prefer no labels at all. Make an appointment to speak with someone in person about any sexual topic, free of shame or judgement.


Marion Eye Centers and Optical has a satellite office located on the first floor of the Student Health Center building. To make an appointment, call 618-549-0615 or visit the Marion Eye website.

Orthopedic Therapy

The Orthopedic Institute has a satellite office located on the first floor of the Student Health Center building. To make an appointment, call 618-453-1292.

Nutrition Information

The Student Health Center offers nutritional information for students, as well as healthy lifestyle tips, cooking and recipe ideas, and information about eating disorders.


The psychiatry clinic is staffed with a psychiatrist, a physician's assistant, and two psychiatric nurses who work closely with our psychologists and mental health counselors. Services include psychiatric evaluation and medication management.

Pregnancy Consultations

Nurse educators and counselors are available to help you understand your options when you experience a pregnancy, help you process your feelings, and cope with stress. Schedule an appointment and view other recourses.

Preventive Medicine

Preventive medicine services focus primarily on preventive health care including required and recommended vaccines, flu shots, allergy shots, TB screening, prescription injection medications, and traveler's health.

Saluki Health Portal

Manage your health care and connect with your care team on-line. It's free, easy to use, private, secure and available 24 hours a day from your computer or mobile device.

SIU Healthcare Contacts

An comprehensive list of our healthcare departments and contact information.

STD/STI Testing

STI’s are common among sexually active college students. While not all of them are curable, all of them are treatable. The sooner treatment begins for STI’s, the less severe long-term health effects will be. If you need more information or would like to talk to someone in a safe and judgement-free environment, schedule an appointment.

Stop Smoking

Trying to kick your smoking habit? Educators are available for one-on-one appointments to provide resources and help you quit. 

Stress Management Resources

The Student Health Center maintains the “Dawg Lounge,” which is a semi-private space for students to relax and de-stress. The lounge offers a massage chair, guided imagery, meditation and biofeedback. You can also find a relaxing podcast to listen to on our website.

Suicide Prevention

Wellness and Health Promotion Services is home to SIUC's Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant. We believe it takes a village to create a zero suicide culture on college campuses. We are “Salukis on Your Side,” dedicated to providing comprehensive mental health services and resources to SIU students. Our goal is to help you find the support, resources, and information you need by treating suicides of students on campus as a “never event.”

Support Teams/Task Forces

Student Health Services has a variety of task forces to help student in any way they can. Services include eating disorders outpatient program, sexual assault treatment team, and transgender support team.

Violence Awareness and Prevention

Wellness and Health Promotion Services provides information, education, resources, and referrals related to gender-based violence (i.e., sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking). Our goal is to help survivors, friends, loved ones, and allies find the information and resources they need in a safe and supportive environment.

Wellness and Health Promotion Services

At Wellness and Health Promotion Services, we believe that you have the right to information and resources to help you make informed decisions without shame or judgment. Our goal is to help you make choices that are right for you.