Health Services

Please see Health Services During COVID-19
to learn how our services have changed during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The mission of Health Services at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is to provide quality healthcare to SAIC students and to encourage students to focus on their physical and emotional well-being. Health Services is staff by board-certified nurse practitioners and registered nurses who offer basic medical care for minor injuries and illnesses. The staff also focus on health promotion and education and provide referrals to appropriate off-campus health care providers.


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.

How to Schedule an Appointment in Health Services

At this time, we are not able to see Walk-In appointments, and request all visitors schedule in advance. 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.


SAIC Health Services staff endeavors to safeguard each student’s privacy and has a duty to maintain the confidentiality of all student health information. The duty of confidentiality, however, is not absolute; disclosure may be warranted to protect the student or other parties and when required by law, such as for public health reasons. Health Services staff may also disclose information about a student with the student’s consent. If you wish to have your records released to yourself or another facility, you must sign the Health Services Information Release Form‌ [PDF].

Available Services

  • Evaluation and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
  • Sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment*
  • HIV testing and prevention counseling
  • Gynecological exams
  • Free condoms
  • Required immunizations at no cost*
  • Dental, vision, and medical specialty referrals, including Health and Safety in the Arts
  • Individual consultation on health and life-style topics such as nutrition, sexual health, smoking cessation, and sleep

*Online scheduling for immunizations and STI screenings available through Patient Portal

Common Visit Reasons

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Ear and eye infections
  • Minor injuries
  • Sore throat
  • Skin conditions
  • Sexual health
  • Gynecological wellness
  • Emotional concerns
  • Allergies

Health Requirements and Recommendations for New Students

All incoming students are required to submit a Certificate of Immunity and provide proof of health insurance. Students are also recommended to complete and return an Admission Health Record Packet. Detailed information about these requirements and recommendations can be found on SAIC’s website:


SAIC-Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan

Information about the student health insurance plan designed for SAIC students and their dependents can be found at Questions may be directed to Academic Health Plans at 855-844-3023 or

Contact Us

SAIC Health Services
116 S. Michigan Ave. 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Fax: 312.499.4290 

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Medical Emergencies

To report a medical emergency on campus call SAIC Security at 312.899.1230. If the emergency is in a School building, the orange emergency button on an on-campus phone connects to SAIC Security. Students experiencing medical emergencies off campus should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.


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 Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, 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. 312.201.1234 website

Northwestern Immediate Care–River North 635 N. Dearborn St., Suite 100 Chicago, Illinois 60654 Monday–Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–7:45 p.m. Holiday hours varry. 312.694.2273 website

Northwestern Immediate Care–Lincoln Park/Lakeview 1333 W. Belmont Avenue, Suite 100 and 200 Chicago, Illinois 60657 Monday–Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–7:45 p.m. 312.926.3627 website

Midwest Express Clinic–River North 219 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60654 Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. 312.878.1945 website

Midwest Express Clinic–Lakeview 2868 North Broadway Street Chicago, IL 60657 Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.  website

Physicians Immediate Care—West Loop 600 W. Adams St. Chicago, IL 60661 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 312.506.0900 website

Physicians Immediate Care—South Loop 825 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60605 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 312.566.9510 website

Physicians Immediate Care—Six Corners 4211 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL 60641 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 773.794.1000 website

Physicians Immediate Care—Lincoln & Peterson 5961 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60659 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 312.702.3923 website

Physicians Immediate Care—Niles 8630 W. Golf Rd. Niles, IL 60714 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 847.299.0009 website

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.