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2.5 Health and Medical Annex

The purpose of the Health and Medical Annex is to manage, direct and control the provision of medical and counseling services in the event of a major campus emergency.

In the event of a major campus emergency, Student Affairs shall assume primary control for the purpose of making medical care and crisis counseling services available to students and Human Resources will be responsible for staff and members of the University community.

Upon the declaration of a major emergency, the EERT and/or the Incident Commander may assign an employee of Student Affairs and Human Resources to report to the EOC. At the Chicago campuses, Public Safety supervisors and officers will assist in the transportation of seriously injured or suddenly ill students and staff members to the nearest hospital utilizing the following:

  • Paramedics
  • Private ambulance
  • Public Safety vehicle
  • Taxi

The University will coordinate with local authorities and emergency medical providers and follow their directives as to the provision of essential medical care and sanitation services.

Note: There are several Automated External Defibrillators (AED)s located in various locations at Lincoln Park and Loop campuses marked with an AED sign. AEDs are used to treat sudden conditions that cause the heart to stop by delivering a shock across the heart if it is needed. 9-1-1 should be called as soon as possible when using an AED.

DePaul Student Health Services, run by Presence SAGE Medical Group, is located at 1150 W. Fullerton Ave., 2nd Floor.  Students who pay the DePaul Health Services fee are treated like current patients, so office visits and basic lab work are covered by the fee.  If students use primary insurance instead of paying DePaul Health Services fee, they will be treated as new patients.  Like any doctor’s office, during busy times, they are not able to accommodate new patients.  Appropriate referrals to other providers will be given.  

University Counseling Services (UCS) offers psychological counseling services, including crisis assessment and crisis counseling services during regular business hours Monday-Friday.  In case of a life-threatening mental health emergency, UCS staff members are available after hours and on weekends, 24/7 for consultation.