Health and Immunizations

Illinois Tech’s Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) is committed to providing you quality health services and contributing to your lifelong success. Services offered through SHWC include:

  • Diagnosis and management of common illnesses and injuries
  • Preventative medicine such as primary care, women’s health care, sexual health screenings, immunizations, nutrition and diet information, and laboratory testing
  • Confidential counseling services including evaluation, individual psychotherapy, referral, and medication management by a psychiatrist
  • Counseling can address loneliness, relationship concerns, family issues, depression, anxiety, concentration problems, sleeping difficulties, eating problems, addiction, career concerns, grieving, sexual concerns, anger management, cultural adjustment, and other personal issues.

Immunization Verification



Illinois state law requires university students who are enrolled at least half-time to be immunized against certain communicable diseases. You are required to submit proof of immunization to the SHWC by the first week of class.

  • 3 total doses of DTP, DTaP, DT, Td, or Tdap, with one dose being Tdap and one dose (any combination DTP, DTaP, DT, Td, or Tdap) having been administered within the past 10 years
  • 2 dose of MMR (measles-mumps-rubella combined)
  • 1 Meningococcal vaccine (if you are between the ages of 16-22)
  • International students only 1 QuantiFERON or T-SPOT - (IL Tech requirement) - must be within 4 weeks of arrival

Forms are available online at

COVID-19 Policy

All faculty, staff, and students must receive a COVID-19 vaccination and booster. For international students and faculty, these World Health Organization-approved vaccines will be accepted on campus if you have received all required doses for booster status. The university will recognize two limited exceptions to its vaccination requirement—(i) health reasons (permanent or temporary), and (ii) a deeply held religious belief. 

Face coverings are optional. In keeping with health guidance from the CDC, the university does not require face coverings indoors or outdoors. Of course, campus community members are welcome and encouraged to continue wearing face coverings if they prefer to do so.

Health Insurance

All students are automatically billed for health insurance through Illinois Tech. Learn more about Illinois Tech health insurance and costs.

If you are already insured and would like to remain on your current plan, you may submit a waiver to remove this charge from your bill.

You will not be able to waive Illinois Tech insurance until the charge appears on your student bill after course registration.

Student Health and Wellness Center
IIT Tower
10 West 35th Street, Suite 3D9-1
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312.567.7550
Fax: 312.567.5702

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