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The Student Health Programs (SHC) provides medical, dental, wellness, and mental health services for all SIUC students. As part of the university tuition and fees, students are assessed the Student Medical Benefit (SMB) Primary Care Fee which provides quality on-campus health care andthe SMB Extended Care Fee which complements the on-campus health care with an extensive major medical insurance program.

The Student Health Center employs college health specialists including; physicians, a psychiatrist, consulting medical specialists, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, health/wellness educators, women's services staff, insurance specialists, dentists, laboratory and radiology staff to provide quality comprehensive care.

In addition to the provision of services to SIUC students, SHC services are available to employees who are injured or disabled in the performance of their duties. Those employees at risk for occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens may receive Hepatitis B immunization, and those employees whose jobs require overseas travel are eligible to receive appropriate immunization. The Student Health Center may also offer other immunization programs, such as flu, tetanus, or TB screening to employees on an infrequent basis.

The Student Health Center Website is: http://shc.siu.edu/

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides psychological consultation and services to the SIUC community. The Center is staffed by doctoral psychologists and by supervised predoctoral interns and counselors. Students are eligible for confidential individual, couple, family, and group counseling, therapy, and assessment. Employees, who are registered as students for a minimum of 6 semester hours, are eligible for limited psychological assessment, consultation regarding mental health concerns, and referral. In addition, consultation is offered for faculty or staff who wish assistance in working with or referring students with emotional difficulties. Organizational consultation is available to departments or units to assist them in dealing with internal problems or in exploring more effective ways to function. Staff are also available to speak to classes about Counseling Center services or about selected psychological topics.

Women's Services, a component of the Counseling Center, is devoted to the support, education, and personal growth of women, offering individual counseling, support and training groups, workshops, and consultation to other university units. Women's Services maintains an extensive women's resource file and a lending library and also publishes a newsletter, Women in Transition.

That portion of the Campus Safety program which promotes rape awareness, offers self-defense workshops, and provides counseling and support for victims of sexual assault is coordinated by Women's Services while the Brightway Path, night safety van, and women's safety transit are administered by Non-Traditional Student Services.