Health and Wellness

The campus of Eureka College

Religious Life and Chaplain Bruce

As one of the colleges related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College encourages students to participate in local congregations and to explore other faith traditions with their fellow students. For this reason, the College does not offer Sunday morning worship; however, Eureka College offers other opportunities for common worship and inter-religious programming throughout the school year. In addition, students may participate in fellowship, service and worship activities offered by different student groups, such as: DOC (Disciples On Campus), Salve Regina Newman Foundation and CRU.

The Chaplain serves as the College Ombudsperson as well as a counselor to students on a wide range of issues, from personal to spiritual. In addition, the Chaplain (an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)) works closely with campus religious groups, conducts periodic ecumenical religious services and promotes unity through service. Learn more about Chaplain Bruce.

Health Services

A local contract with Advocate Eureka Hospital enables students to be seen by a physician on a limited basis. When necessary, referrals are made to local physicians. Each student must, upon enrollment, submit a detailed health history form for purposes of maintaining accurate medical records. This health history form is required prior to first registration at the College. In accordance with Illinois State law and College policy, students are required to have specific immunizations before enrollment. Learn more about Health Services.

Eureka College Behavioral Health Care

Seeing a professional counselor as a Eureka College student is easy and free. Counseling service is provided to both residential and commuter students. The service runs the duration of the academic school year.

Counselors are on hand to discuss a variety of issues: depression, stress, family problems, alcohol and other drug issues, anxiety, relationships, eating disorders, etc. Sometimes it simply helps to talk to someone who is removed from the situation. The service is completely confidential. The college doesn’t know who is using the service.

Call Tazwood Center for Wellness at (309) 347-5522. to set up an appointment and identify yourself as a Eureka College student. Learn more about Counseling Services.

Risk Management / S.P.R.U.C.E. (Students Promoting Responsibility, Understanding, and Care, Everyday)

S.P.R.U.C.E. exists to cultivate an atmosphere on the Eureka College campus that promotes safe, responsible, and healthy lifestyle choices for all members of our campus community. While respecting each individual’s right to make their own lifestyle choices, S.P.R.U.C.E. strives to offer services and support to the campus community to foster an environment where everyone is respected, responsible, and accountable. Learn more about S.P.R.U.C.E.

Health and Wellness Resources

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Community Resources

National Resources

During the Fall 2013, as a service project, Dr. Prabhu Venkataraman’s First Year Seminar class developed the documents below for S.P.R.U.C.E. with the purpose of raising awareness within the Eureka student body (and potentially to the college student community generally) on health issues that tend to affect college students.

Read more about Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Mental Health


Although Eureka College provides health service through a contract with Advocate Eureka Hospital, medical costs beyond contracted services are the responsibility of the student. Because current health care costs in some cases may be expensive, the College requires that all students show proof of insurance coverage prior to matriculation or accept the College’s approved insurance plan. Students competing in intercollegiate athletics are required to purchase athletic insurance specific to their individual sport regardless of current personal insurance coverage.