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Health services... You have options!

Being far away from your student is difficult, especially when they're under the weather or having medical issues. If your student contracts a virus or sustains a ​minor injury, there are resources at both campuses for them to see a doctor for treatment and prescriptions.

Student Health Services

By living in a residence hall, students are automatically enrolled in DePaul’s health services program with AMITA Sage Medical Group located at 1150 W Fullerton on the second floor, right by the Lincoln Park campus. If your student isn’t living on campus this year but you would like them to be enrolled in the program, you can opt in. AMITA is $60 each quarter, providing easy and affordable access to basic healthcare for your student to ensure they are being taken care of while they’re away.

Opt In

To opt into this program, students who commute or live off campus can pay the fee with a credit card by logging into Campus Connect and navigating to Student Resources > Student Services > Sage Medical Registration.

Opt Out

If you decide to opt out of the health services fee, students in residence halls must present a copy of their DePaul ID and proof of medical insurance. This must be completed no later than two weeks into the quarter, no refunds will be offered following this deadline.  

What’s Covered?

Students enrolled with this program will be treated for acute illnesses and injuries, have access to STD testing and more. Prescriptions aren’t covered by the fee and AMITA cannot refill certain ongoing prescriptions such as antidepressants and bipolar medications. For more details about AMITA’s services and the program in general, click here.

Health Insurance Information

DePaul does not provide a student health insurance plan, instead we encourage students to explore their healthcare options. We offer many resources for students to find proper healthcare,  this website provides information on a variety of Affordable Care Act compliant health insurance plans, as well as enrollment for Medicaid, if you qualify.

DePaul also works with Advocate Health Care’s Transition Support Program to help students with health insurance enrollment getting access to doctors and clinics in the Chicagoland area and more. You and your student can find out more about navigating the health care system by emailing hpw@depaul.edu or calling Advocate Health Care directly at 773-296-5523.

Immediate Care

Sometimes, your student might not be able to make it to the doctor’s office by the end of the day or they might need immediate care. In these cases, there are several urgent and immediate care clinics within walking distance of both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. These locations are often open longer than doctor offices and can send your student away with the prescription they need.

Your student has many options for health services, talk to them about their options and make sure they know how to reach out for proper care. If you have any questions regarding AMITA, health insurance or immediate care locations, please feel free to email our Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at hpw@depaul.edu or call their office at 773-325-7129.​