Harper Wellness

Harper Wellness

Harper College is committed to providing a campus culture and environment that strives to promote and enhance the overall wellness of its students, staff, faculty and surrounding community. Harper Wellness provides various programs, events and resources so everyone is supported and best prepared to LEARN WELL. WORK WELL. and LIVE WELL.

WELLNESS RESOURCES

Below are a list of several wellness resources and current programs. For more resources, visit the

Harper Wellness Resource page.

  • CALM: A tool for repairing microaggressions from Active Minds, CLASP and The Trevor Project.
  • Coping with Race-Related Stress (resources and information provided by University of Illinois)
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships: Information for Harper students on how to pay for college.
  • Find Mental Health Resources: No matter what you’re facing, you deserve to be connected to help. Use the FIND HELP Tool to locate free or reduced cost counseling and other mental health resources
    in your community. Select the level of care you’re looking for and enter your zip code.
  • FREE COVID-19 Testing at Harper:
    • Harper has resumed free COVID-19 testing on campus
      COVID testing is available five days a week:
      • 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday
      • 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
      Hours subject to change.
      New location. Testing will take place in Building M (Health and Recreation Center).

      Walk-ins welcome, or you can make an or you can make an appointment (be sure to select MEDNOW HARPER COLLEGE location).

      Your choice of test. Both nasal swab and saliva tests are available.

      Fast turnaround. Nasal PCR test results typically provided in 24 to 36 hours. Saliva PCR test results provided in 24 to 48 hours. Please note: Results may take longer due to recent surge in cases and demand for testing. Results also take longer if testing on a Friday as Mednow labs are closed on weekends and holidays.

      Testing is free. Proof of insurance is not required. If you have medical insurance, you will be asked to provide your insurance information; however, you will not be charged, and there are no copays. If you do not have insurance, proof is not required, and you will not be charged.
      Open to all. Services are available to students, employees and community members.
  • Harper Happenings: Stay up-to-date on various monthly events and programs that are happening across campus. 
  • How to Set and Achieve Your Goals in 2022
  • In-Person Group Exercise Classes at Harper College
  • National Suicide Prevention Line
  • Report a Concern at Harper College
  • Resiliency and Well-Being Resources
  • Student Insurance Options and Plans
  • The JED Foundation: Tips to Manage Stress and Worries
  • WellTrack: WellTrack is a free resource that is available to all Harper students! WellTrack is a self-guided and interactive way to manage your mental well-being. It is an online tool designed to help you understand your feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. WellTrack is confidential, anonymous, and secure.

For additional information and updates about the COVID-19 response at Harper College, please visit the Harper College advisory page

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What is well-being?

There are varying definitions for the term well-being. However, to put it simply, Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines well-being as, “the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous.”

Striving to be well and creating a sense of well-being is a lifelong and iterative process. There is no definitive endpoint. Maintaining or striving for positive well-being is the culmination of small things we can do over time to help improve or maintain our overall sense of happiness, health and resiliency.

This doesn’t mean that we can never be sick or have a bad day. Instead, when we experience those difficult moments in life, we have developed a variety of skills, knowledge and behaviors that make it easier to bounce back and manage those moments. To learn more, see our Wellness Dimensions page.

Wellness Events

Contact Us

Map of Building M M-2409, Harper Wellness

Harper Wellness
Building M M-2409
847.925.6963

Parking: The parking lot located nearest to the Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) is Lot 1. Students and visitors may park in parking spaces marked by yellow lines in our surface lots—no parking permit required. Red and blue spaces require a faculty/staff parking permit.

Join the conversation: Follow us on Instagram
at @harper_wellness for the latest news, events and happenings.

Last Updated: 5/16/22