About the ETHS Health Center
The ETHS Health Center is a school-based health center, which is different and separate from the ETHS Nurses Office. The Health Center is made possible by a partnership between NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston Township High School, and the Evanston Department of Health and Human Services, with additional funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Health Center staff are employees of NorthShore University HealthSystem.
The ETHS Health Center welcomes and provides care for ALL ETHS students, empowering them to take agency of their own health care practices and optimize their lifelong physical and mental health.
The ETHS Health Center is a school-based health center that provides care for students Monday-Friday during the school year and Monday-Thursday during the summer. Health Center staff (pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and social workers) provide:
- art therapy
- diagnosis and management of chronic illness
- diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and injury
- gynecologic care
- lab testing
- mental health services
- Psychiatry (Evaluation and Medical Management) Bridges Program at ETHS
- preventive care such as physical exams
- psychological support
- reproductive services
- STI Testing and Treatment
- wellness/health education
The Bridges Program for NorthShore University HealthSystem (NSUHS) offers at-school outpatient counseling and psychiatric services to all ETHS students. Individual psychotherapy is offered in-person during school hours. Telehealth appointments are also available. In-person diagnostic and medication management services are provided by psychiatric fellows from NSUHS. All students whose health insurance is accepted by NSUHS can receive services from Bridges. Sliding scale services are offered to students who are uninsured or have insurance plans not accepted by NSUHS.
Call 847-570-1189 to schedule Bridges NorthShore initial medication evaluations.
Call 847-424-7247 for Bridges NorthShore psychotherapy referrals.
For students with private health insurance, the Health Center charges a small fee for physicals, flu vaccinations, and lab testing. All other *services are free. For students who have Medicaid/All Kids, there are no out of pocket expenses.
*Recommended/scheduled immunizations are only available to students who qualify for the federal Vaccines for Children program (includes those with Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Health Plan, uninsured, and American Indian or Alaskan Native). No student will be turned away because of inability to pay.
Parent Involvement & Student Confidentiality
Parents or legal guardians sign a consent form giving permission for their student to access services at the ETHS Health Center (consent form in Spanish). Students 18 years old and older can consent to all medical services on their own. In accordance with Illinois state laws, there are some instances when minor students may be seen without parent/guardian consent (see Consent by Minors Medical Procedures Act, 410 ILCS 210 Section 4).
Regular Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm
* See summer hours in website's Important Announcements