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Counseling and Wellness

NU-Q Counseling and Wellness promotes and advocates for healthy lifestyle choices by offering awareness activities, educational programs, and short term, free counseling for typical developmental issues that students may present.  Counseling and Wellness strives to make the counseling space inclusive of all regardless of sexuality, gender, culture, race, or age. 

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COMING SOON - FALL 2022 WALK IN HOURS

Urgent mental health services for NU-Q students

Email Questions to wellness@qatar.northwestern.edu  

E-mails and voicemails will be responded to within 1-2 business days.  To discuss personal concerns, please book an appointment rather than send an email.  

Welcome Class of 2026!

We are committed to your health and academic success

All students are responsible for being aware of these requirements and submitting the appropriate documents within the timeline provided. For QF sponsored students (including NU-E Semester in Qatar students) completion of the Certificate in their home country is recommended. Students are responsible for any costs incurred in completing the Certificate and the NU-Q provided health insurance does not cover the cost of the vaccinations.

QF sponsored students

  1. Complete the Student Health Insurance Information Form. 
    DUE May 28, 2022. 
  2. Print the NU-Q Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate and take it to your medical professional to complete and upload the Certificate here
    DUE 30 days after the first day of fall semester classes.
  3. Complete the Class of 2026 - Immunization and TB Screening Form using the information on the Certificate provided by your medical professional.  
    DUE 30 days after the first day of fall semester classes.
  4. Complete the Student Information form  
    DUE 30 days after the first day of fall semester classes.
  5. Print and complete the National Health Card Application (instructions for the application) and upload the Certificate here.
    DUE after receiving your Resident Permit.

ALL HEALTH OR HEALTH RELATED DOCUMENTS CAN BE UPLOADED HERE.

All other-sponsored students 

  1. Complete the Student Health Insurance Information Form.
    DUE May 28, 2022.
  2. Print the NU-Q Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate and take it to your medical professional to complete and upload the Certificate here
    DUE 30 days after the first day of fall semester classes.
  3. Complete the Class of 2026 - Immunization and TB Screening Form using the information on the Certificate provided by your medical professional.  
    DUE 30 days after the first day of fall semester classes.
  4. Complete the Student Information form 
    DUE 30 days after the first day of fall semester classes.  
  5. Upload front and back copies of your Hamad Health Card
    DUE 30 days after the first day of fall semester classes.

ALL HEALTH OR HEALTH RELATED DOCUMENTS CAN BE UPLOADED HERE. 

NU-Evanston Semester in Qatar Students 

  1. Complete the Supplemental Immunization Certificate and upload it here .
  2. Complete the Student Information form 
  3. Upload a copy of your Northwestern University Health Service “Admission Health Record” page 2 (PART II: REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS).
  4. Upload a copy of your international health insurance certificate purchased through NU-E.    
    ALL DUE 30 days after the first day of fall semester classes.

ALL HEALTH OR HEALTH RELATED DOCUMENTS CAN BE UPLOADED HERE. 

Online Health Resources

Virtual Relaxation Room

Welcome to the Wildcat Virtual Relaxation Room where you can interactively engage in playful activities and create a few moments of calm during your busy day!  And the best part is it is always here for you!

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Counseling and Wellness Virtual Library

In collaboration with NU-Q Library, Counseling and Wellness recommends a variety of books for students to use for personal growth and development. We have provided links to the e-books as well as the library call numbers for hard copies.  
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Online Health Resources by Topic

Counseling and Wellness has compiled a list of web resources on a variety of health topics.
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Helpful (& Healthful) Apps

View a selection of health and wellbeing apps for your phone.
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Student Health 101 Magazine

Student Health 101 provides information and articles to help you be healthier in your life, your academics, and your relationships. Students can enter to win prizes.
Go to Student Health 101

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Wellness Services During COVID 19

This time of uncertainly will continue to be challenging to you and those around you, making attention to self-care, especially valuing your health, even more important.
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Counseling Services

It is normal for students to experience adjustment challenges throughout their college experience and Counseling and Wellness offers counseling and psychological services to assist students with  these developmental issues. 

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Mental Health Emergency and Urgent Care

For life-threatening situations:
Within Education City:
Call 4454 5247 or 5556 4701
Outside Education City:
Call 999

 

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How to Support a Student in Distress

  • Support a student in immediate danger
  • Refer a student
  • Learn the signs of distress
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Coping with Recent Events

Counseling and Wellness recognizes the detrimental impact racism, prejudice and discrimination have on mental health.  Counseling and Wellness is available to assist students' processing of how systems of oppression/traumatic events impact emotions, beliefs, and identities.  *If you experience/observe discrimination, bias or hate-related incidents at NU-Q, please consider reporting it here.

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Confidentiality and Eligibility

Counseling and Wellness counseling records are strictly confidential and are not part of a student's educational record.  Counseling and psychological services are provided to currently enrolled NU-Q students.
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Student Health Requirements

Health Insurance Requirements

NU-Q requires all currently enrolled students to submit front and back copies of their valid State of Qatar national health insurance card. Learn how to apply for a Hamad Health Card.
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Presentation and Outreach Request

Counseling and Wellness can provide presentations on a wide variety of topics that affect students. These include, but are not limited to: QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training, stress management/wellness/balance, peak performance training, healthy relationships, body image and healthy eating, diversity issues, identity development, imposture syndrome, dealing with families, working through transitions, developing effective communication skills, and assertiveness, and many more.

To request an outreach, complete the Outreach Request for Presentations and Interviews. Counseling and Wellness staff will review it and be in contact with the requestor.

Hospitals, Clinics, Health Resources

In Qatar

Medical facilities in Qatar
A list of various emergency, urgent, routine care, pharmacy, and fitness facilities in Education City, and in the greater Doha community.

Mental health resources in Qatar
A list of various emergency, urgent, routine care options related to mental health in Education City, and in the greater Doha community.

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