Health Services is staffed by Board Certified Nurse Practitioners. Health Services provides basic medical care for minor illness and injuries to currently enrolled degree-seeking SAIC students.


Currently enrolled degree-seeking SAIC students may visit Health Services.


There are no fees for visits to Health Services. There may be additional charges for laboratory work, medications, and outside referrals.

Medical Emergencies

Students experiencing medical emergencies should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If the medical emergency is on campus also call SAIC Security at 312.899.1230 or use the orange emergency button on a house phone. 

24-Hour Nurse Advice Line

If you have general health-related questions you can call the free, 24-hour nurse advice line at 877.924.7758 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may utilize the nurse advice line when Health Services is closed or anytime you need confidential medical advice. Registered Nurse Counselors help students identify the appropriate levels and sources of care. The nurse advice line provides clinical assessment, education, and general health information.

If you have confirmed with the 24-hour nurse advice line that an immediate care clinic is the appropriate level of care, below are some local options. Each clinic accepts Cigna, which is the provider network for the SAIC sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan.

Michigan Avenue Immediate Care
180 N. Michigan Ave., suite 1605
Chicago, IL 60601
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Northwestern Immediate Care–River North
635 N. Dearborn St., Suite 100
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Monday–Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Holidays 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Northwestern Immediate Care–Lincoln Park/Lakeview
1333 W. Belmont Avenue, Suite 100 and 200
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Monday–Tuesday, 7:45 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:45 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8  a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Medspring Urgent Care–River North
219 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
Monday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

       Medspring Urgent Care–Lakeview
       2868 North Broadway Street 
       Chicago, IL 60657
       Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.
       Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Physicians Immediate Care—West Loop
600 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Physicians Immediate Care—South Loop
811 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Physicians Immediate Care—Six Corners
4211 N. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Physicians Immediate Care—Lincoln & Peterson
5961 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Physicians Immediate Care—Niles
8630 W. Golf Rd.
Niles, IL 60714
Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This list of immediate care clinics is being provided to you for your convenience. Hours are subject to change without notice. SAIC does not endorse any clinic on this list and SAIC makes no representation or warranty as to the quality or appropriateness of the care or services furnished by any clinic on this list. Furthermore, SAIC assumes no responsibility for any such care or services furnished by any clinic on the list.

How to Schedule an Appointment in Health Services

To schedule an appointment, call 312.499.4288 or make one in person at 116 South Michigan Avenue, 13th floor. Regular Health Services hours are 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Students with immediate health care needs will be seen as soon as possible.

Available Services


Health Services are confidential. Information communicated will not be disclosed to anyone outside Health Services without written consent from the client. There are rare exceptions to this policy. These are when disclosure is necessary to protect you or someone else from serious harm or when the law requires disclosure.

If you wish to have your records released to yourself or another facility, you must sign the Health Services Information Release Form [PDF].