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General Health Resources

student consulting with a doctor on staff


  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) - CAPS staff are available to students who are in crisis on a same-day basis. Either call us at 847-491-2151 to arrange a crisis appointment or walk over and tell the receptionist that you need to see the Crisis Counselor.
  • Dean of Students Office - Assists students and University community members who need counsel and guidance, especially in a crisis situation. The DOC ensures that students in distress receive appropriate referrals and levels of support.
  • Health Service - Links to all general health needs on campus.
  • Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA) - The purpose of a medical leave of absence (MLOA) is to provide students time away from campus for treatment of a physical or mental health condition that impairs a student’s ability to function safely and successfully as a member of our community.
  • Nutrition Information -Being well and eating well means becoming aware of choices and making the right decisions to achieve a better today and a better tomorrow. Your Sodexo dining team is committed to offering you a wide range of options for a healthy dining experience.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) - Northwestern University and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) are committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment for all undergraduate, graduate, professional school, and continuing studies students with disabilities who attend the University.