Health and Wellness

Student Health Insurance 

All Full-Time Undergraduate Students are automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). If you are insured by a plan that provides comparable coverage, you can request to waive the 2022-2023 Student Health Insurance Plan.

Contact Us or Schedule an Appointment

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency outside of our normal business hours (M-F 8:30am - 4:30 pm -Summer Hours), call our 24/7 Mental Health Support Line at 847-735-5300. 

To contact us or schedule an appointment, please call 847-735-5240 or email:

You can also schedule an appointment through the Student Health Portal

Summer Hours 

Monday — Friday 
8:30am – 12:00pm
1:00pm –  4:30 pm

The Health and Wellness Center supports the College mission to promote an exceptional student experience by providing prevention-focused, accessible and high quality healthcare and counseling for a diverse student population. We are dedicated to encouraging behaviors that change or eliminate health-related barriers to learning, and to promoting optimal physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and community wellness.

Virtual Resources Available Anywhere

While our services have some restrictions, the following services are available to our Lake Forest College students, regardless of geographic location:

Digital Workshops over Teams 

Contact us for times and a Teams link. 

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Crisis Management

During business hours, all students can schedule same-day crisis sessions with a therapist by contacting the Health and Wellness Center at 847-735-5240. After business hours, all students can access our 24/7 Mental Health Support Line at 847-735-5300 or This phone is for crises only and not a way of calling to schedule an appointment.

Statement about Current and Ongoing Racial Injustice and Violence

Dear Lake Forest Student Body,

As racism and hate groups continue to plague our society, we as a Center stand with our communities and say this is not acceptable. We need to demand justice from a system that has been unjust and inequitable for hundreds of years. The trauma that we are all experiencing in the moment may lead to a range of emotions, fear, shock, anger, sadness, guilt, and helplessness.  However, it is important to be aware that the recent trauma is especially injurious to our members of the Black and African-American communities who have endured this trauma for centuries. We want to ensure that our students who have been impacted know we are here to provide continued support. We need to acknowledge that our Health and Wellness Center staff do not yet physically represent the racial identities of all our students, but we want you to know our deep commitment to  providing a safe space where you can feel heard and validated. We encourage you to contact our office (847-735-5240 or if you (or someone you know) would like support.


The Health and Wellness Center Staff

The Health and Wellness Center does not provide health or counseling services to Lake Forest College employees.


Buchanan Hall, Room 137
Health and Wellness Center
(South Campus)

Contact Us

Summer Hours:

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 847-735-5240
Fax: 847-735-6098

Emergencies (outside of normal business hours)

24/7 Mental Health Support Line:

Public Safety: