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Health and Wellness
The Health and Wellness Center supports the College mission to promote an exceptional student experience by providing prevention-focused, accessible and high quality healthcare and counseling for a diverse student population.
We are dedicated to encouraging behaviors that change or eliminate health-related barriers to learning, and to promoting optimal physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and community wellness
News about Health and Wellness
In honor of World AIDS Day, the Health & Wellness Center will be providing free oral HIV tests to students on Monday, December 3rd. No appointment is necessary and test results will be completely confidential. HIV tests are quick and painless!
New Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Health and Wellness Mary Grigar loves working with college-age students and helping them through their journey of self-discovery.
Counseling Services will be open from 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday (exceptions are any College observed holidays). To schedule an initial appointment, please go to the Forester Health and Wellness Portal and select a time that best suits your schedule or call the front desk (847-735-5240).
The crisis counselor on call will continue to be available 24/7 and can be accessed by calling 224-501-1621
Health Services will open August 12, 2019. To schedule an appointment for Health Services, please also use the Forester Health and Wellness Portal and select a time that best suits your schedule or by calling ahead (847-735-5240).
The Health and Wellness Team
The Health and Wellness Center doctoral internship program has earned accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA).
Most students struggle at times when things don’t go as planned. Not getting that internship, performing poorly in an important game, or failing an exam will undoubtedly ratchet up a student’s stress level.
Cole Ledford, an advocate for LGBTQ+ and mental health communities, will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 in the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel.
Current students: Learn more about the State of Illinois Student Optional Disclosure of Private Mental Health Act and complete the Authorization Form.
Lake Forest College stands together to prevent sexual misconduct on and off campus. Watch this video by FOREST Media, the Coalition Against Sexual Misconduct, Poets Igniting Change, and Student Government, then take the pledge online.