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Wellness Center

Caring for our students’ physical and mental well-being

At Benedictine University, we are committed to supporting our students academically, but also spiritually, mentally and physically. The Student Wellness Center is here to support our students in caring for their physical and mental well being. We provide primary care, preventative services and wellness programming to help our students care for themselves while fulfilling their academic goals.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital.

You may also visit Linden Oaks Naperville Main Campus 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for an emergency walk-in assessment.  Linden Oaks Main Campus is located at 852 S. West Street in Naperville. You may call Linden Oaks at (630) 305-5027 for more information.

Benedictine Wellness Center – Counseling maintains a trusted partnership with Fox Valley Institute. Fox Valley Institute helps support the students of Benedictine University by providing low to no cost options for counseling through their Graduate Intern Clinic. For more information about FVI’s Clinic, please email [email protected] or call (630) 718-0717, Ext. 241.


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Student Health Services

The goal of Student Health Services is to help students maintain an optimal level of good health and well-being. We want to see students achieve academic, social and personal goals, and get the most out of their college experience. The Student Health Services is nurse-directed under the guidance of a licensed physician.

*We do not manage or treat chronic illnesses and conditions. You should maintain your relationship with your primary care provider to manage your illness or condition.  We encourage out-of-state students with chronic conditions to work with their insurance carrier to find a local health care provider.

Services Available

  • Assessment of acute minor illness and injuries
  • Family practice physician on-campus once a week
  • Limited over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Health education resources
  • Rapid strep screen
  • Mono test
  • Urine dipstick

Lisle Student Health Hours Spring 2023:

The office is open to all undergraduate registered students from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday during the academic year. Students do not need to make an appointment and all office visits are confidential. In the event of serious illness or injury, parents or guardians will be notified at the discretion of the staff.


Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is dedicated to offering a student-centered approach while supporting each student in their pursuit of personal, social and academic goals, and in keeping with the Benedictine University mission. We promote a student’s growth and development in a safe and confidential environment and by encouraging self-reflection.

These goals are achieved by:

  • Individual, couples and group counseling with a licensed professional and graduate level interns
  • Consultation with faculty or staff to support students
  • Crisis intervention
  • Outreach programming
  • Referrals

How to Refer a Student to the Counseling Center

When concerned about a student, we suggest that you encourage the student to visit the Counseling Center to discuss their situation. Here are a few ways you can refer them to the Counseling Center:

  • Speak with the student one-on-one and suggest they visit the Counseling Center.
  • Call the Counseling Center while you are with the student, then offer the phone to the student.
  • Walk with the student to the Counseling Center. Students in crisis will take priority.
We understand that because of your concern for the student, you may want to follow up with the counselor. Please remember that the communication between a counselor and client is confidential. Without written consent from the student, we cannot and will not discuss the details of a student’s session or even confirm that the student in question is in counseling.

Hours of operation for Spring 2023:

Monday through Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and by appointment
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and by appointment

Please call (630) 829-1800 to schedule an appointment or walk into the counseling center in lower level Krasa 010.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call, text or Chat 988

DuPage County Health Crisis Services

Call (630) 627-1700
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week) 
Visit the website at https://www.dupagehealth.org/183/Crisis-Services

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Emotional Support Animal and Service Animal Information

Please contact the Academic Support Center, Kindlon Hall, Room 312, (630) 829-6041, [email protected] for information.

Benedictine University Policy to Request Accommodations

Benedictine Fitness Center - Lisle Campus

For physical well-being, 20 minutes on a treadmill and a circuit or two can relieve stress and refresh the mind. Or how about joining a group fitness class or organizing an intramural basketball team?


The Benedictine Fitness Center in the Rice Center is an 11,000-square-foot facility open to faculty, staff and students. It features a 7,500-square-foot cardio center, which includes elliptical trainers, treadmills, stationary bicycles, a private dance and exercise studio, and a 4,200-square-foot strength training mezzanine, which includes both free weights and strength training machines that cater to a variety of users. Fitness Center membership is free for all current students.

Learn More About the Fitness Center
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Mesa Campus Resources

The Mesa Campus has the Student Assistance Program with Catholic Charities.  The Contact Number is (602) 749-4405 and students can receive 5 counseling sessions at no cost.  After the first five, insurance can be used or the counselor can request additional support from the University for the student if they do not have insurance.  All virtual appointments at this time.

Counseling Cente​r
(630) 829-1800

Student Health Services
Lisle Campus, Lower Lefel Krasa Center 010
(630) 829-6046
[email protected]

Mesa Student Assistance Program
through Catholic Charities
(602) 749-4405
[email protected]