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Wellness Center

About Us

What We Do

The Wellness Center provides accurate and relevant health and wellness information, educational programs, and knowledge and skill-building activities to the UIC community to encourage students, staff, and faculty to make healthy choices that integrate knowledge and understanding with their own personal values and a sense of community responsibility.

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The Mission of the Wellness Center is to support student learning, academic success and retention by providing wellness services that promote healthy attitudes and behaviors, empower students to make informed choices, and enhance holistic wellbeing.


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What is Wellness?

Wellness is more than the absence of illness. Wellness is a dynamic process that encompasses 8 dimensions; each important for overall wellness. The Center philosophy is to address wellness holistically, embracing these 8 dimensions of well-being.

The eight dimensions of wellness are: intellectual, social, spiritual, occupational, physical, sexual, environmental, and emotional and the interaction among them.

Emotional Health Environmental Health
Intellectual Health Physical Health Sexual Health
Occupational Health Social Health Spiritual Health

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Contact Us

The Wellness Center is located in

Room 238 Student Center East (MC 894)
750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone: (312) 413-2120
Fax: (312) 413-8438

Hours: 8:30am 5pm

Directions to the office:
The Wellness Center is located on the 2nd floor of the "South" section of the Student Center East (formerly CCC), over the bowling alley and behind Burrito Bravo.
Entering via Halsted Street side (east), you would take a left once inside the building. Take the elevator (just before the bowling alley entrance) up one level to the 2nd floor then walk straight through the inner circle food court past Burrito Bravo. Once through the second set of doors make a left.
Entering via the Lecture Center side (west), you would take a right once inside the building. Take the stairs up one level to the second floor.

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Associate Director

Carol Petersen M.Ed. carolp@uic.edu


Graduate Assistants

Darci dcabez2@uic.edu

Karan kthakk5@uic.edu





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