Wellness at Feinberg

Tragic national and international events can affect us in profound ways. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is concerned with the well-being of our entire community, and want our faculty, staff, students and trainees to know about all of the resources available to assist in managing stress, processing grief, and feeling balanced.


This Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), within the Northwestern University Office of Student Affairs, serves as the primary mental health service for students at Northwestern University with offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Connect with wellness services below.

The Feinberg MD Program has a Student Wellness initiative that aligns with the program’s Personal Awareness and Self-Care core competency. Feinberg committed to the well-being of our students, and to the well-being of the physicians they will become.

Feinberg Graduate Students can access Health and Wellness Resources through The Graduate School of Northwestern University website.

Residents and Fellows

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University has a dedicated Housestaff Wellness Program Liaison, Ashley Bassett, MD. She is available directly to housestaff as a resource for any wellness or mental health concerns. Please contact her at 312-834-3814.

Find more on counseling and psychological services for residents and fellows via the McGaw website.

Faculty, Staff, and Family

The Faculty Wellness Program within the Feinberg Office of Faculty Affairs connects medical school faculty with a variety of resources for stress management, mental health care, substance abuse assistance, and more. Please feel free to contact our program director, Richard Carroll, PhD, directly at 312-695-2323.

The Faculty & Staff Assistance Program offers all Northwestern faculty, staff, and their household family members counseling sessions with a local, licensed counselor and unlimited, 24/7 telephonic counseling. For assistance, contact 855-547-1851.

The YourLife wellness program through Northwestern University, offers faculty, staff, and eligible family members access to a number of wellness resources, including those related to emotional well-being.