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 Wellness Center

Erica M. Schweitzer, PsyD
Clinical Director

NEW:  Our Virtual Wellness Center Hours are:  Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am -Noon. No appointment necessary! 

To meet with a Wellness Center Staff on Zoom during our business hours, please click here:  Wellness Center Waiting Room 

You can also find us at: MXC Virtual Student Services​
Due to the current CoVid-19 precautions, our physical campus offices are closed until further notice and all on campus events are cancelled.   

Please continue to check this website for up-to-the moment new information and ways that we can serve you in this difficult time.  

Resources you can access NOW 
Free Internet access for two months 
Food Resources 

Financial Assistance 

Shelter Resources 

  • If you need shelter:  Call 3-1-1 or go to your local Emergency Room or police station.  They will transport you to the nearest available shelter.
  • For a listing of all homeless or housing insecure services and agencies responding during CoVid - 19 go to: Citywide Homeless Resources​
  • If you are experiencing domestic violence and need a safe place to stay, call or text : 877-863-6338​ and they will secure you immediate shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Medical Resources 

Immigrant and Refugee Support

On-line support 

  • Black-led and Trans-led LGBTQ Center:  On line Counseling Services and Food Pantry​
  • Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers free Teletherapy: call  312-747-1020.  For after hours support, contact Crisis Text Line which serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24-hours a day.  Text HOME to: 741741 to access a trained crisis counselor.​

CoVid-19 Information 

National Crisis Hotlines 

  • ​Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-272-8255 (24 Hours)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (24 Hours)
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (24 Hours)
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288 
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
  • LGBTQ Trevor Project Lifeline: 866-488-7386, or text START to 678678 (24 Hours) 
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 ext. 1 (24 Hours)
  • Domestic Violence Support: 1-815-729-1228 (24 Hours) ​

Fresh Market hours in RM 2200 - is currently closed. Please use the GCFD find food link, to locate a food pantry near you. 




Faculty & Staff

Erica M. Schweitzer, PsyD      Clinical Director and MXC Title IX Confidental Advisor
Mercedes Kaltenecker             Coordinator, Wellness Center​​
Emily Hallendy, PsyD               Staff Psychologist
Rushini Jayawardena, LCSW  Clinical Counselor   
Jennifel Ramirez, LCPC           Clinical Counselor    
Porcia Seals, LCSW                 Clinical Counselor    


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Contact Information

(312) 850-7122
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 2211
Chicago , IL 60612-3145
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Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 5pm
(Last walk-in Monday - Thursday 4:30 pm)
Friday 9 am - 1 pm


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