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Wellness Resources

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine values the well-being of our entire community. We want our faculty, staff, students, and trainees to know about the resources available through our institution.


The Northwestern University Office of Student Affairs includes Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a mental health service for students. Learn more about all its services, including upcoming programs and support, health services in Chicago and religious and spiritual life opportunities.

The Feinberg MD Program has a Student Wellness initiative that aligns with the program’s Personal Awareness and Self-Care core competency. Feinberg has 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.

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, Gaurava Agarwal, MD.

The Employee 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 888-881-5462.

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.

Residents and Fellows

The McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides support and resources to encourage its residents’ and fellows’ well-being. Please see the McGaw Wellness Toolkit for more information.