Health & Wellness

Physical, mental, and emotional health are huge factors for success during your academic journey and out in the world. Northeastern is invested in your wellness and provides many on-campus, virtual, self-guided, and one-on-one resources so you can get immediate and ongoing support.

Wellness Program Specialist

Wellness Program Specialist

Global Wellness

Feeling stressed out? Overwhelmed? Low mood? Unmotivated? Want to improve your nutrition or physical fitness routine? Thinking about Medical Leave? Or navigating a challenge with faculty, roommates, a relationship, or family?

  • Book an appointment with a WPS on the Vacouver, Silicon Valley, Toronto, or Portland Maine campus (they are AMAZING!) to chat, share and get guidance on the next steps, as well as resources to support your mental  health and wellness.  
  • Wellness Program Specalists are NOT available 24 hours, 7 days a week. For mental health  emergencies contact find@Northeastern: 24/7 Mental Health Support US:+1.877.233.9477, Internationally:+1.781.457.7777. 
Chenchen Jiang

Chenchen Jiang

Student Ambassador

Have questions about wellness from a student perspective? Curious about what resources are available to you? Want advice about local fitness hotspots or healthy snacks around town? Connect with your Seattle Wellness Student Ambassador. 

Specialty Rooms

We have TWO wellness rooms on the 2nd & 4th floors of our 225 building.

  • Utilize it if you are feeling overwhelmed, need some time to yourself, or want to do a personal practice like meditation or prayer.
  • The rooms can be booked here.
  • Choose 225 as your building and then the 2nd or 4th floor.
  • The rooms require a key for entry that you need to get at the front desk.
  • Both rooms have Seasonal Affactive Disorder lamps which you can use to improve your mood during the winter months (instructions available on lamps).
  • Both rooms also have our free sexual health supplies.

We also have a multi faith room on the 2nd floor for prayer and meditation. It can be accessed using your building access card.


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    Spending time in nature is a great way to destress and boost your mood. Most of these parks can be accessed by public transport:

    To get out into the mountains it can be helpful to have/rent a car, but from May-September you can take the Trailhead Direct bus to some of the most popular trails. For details on other trails and hiking etiquette explore the Washington Trails Association.


    Everything you need to know is here

    As the academic year progresses keep these tips in mind as you navigate your health care:

    • Explore more about NUSHP, how to access your digital ID card and verification of coverage letter.
    • Remember you get $150 back for gym memberships or a movement class (yoga, dance, fitness). Login to your account and fill the form online.

    Primary Care

    • If you are looking for a primary care provider previous students have used Zoomcare and Kinwell as they often have many available appointments and several locations (one from both around the corner from 225 building). Remember it is your responsibility to always verify if a provider is in-network.
    • You get a FREE annual checkup (preventative care) with a primary care provider, just ask them to bill it as your annual preventative care appointment.
    • Keep in mind that Blue Cross Blue Shield in WA State is called Premera or Regence. Sometimes providers get confused and bill these insurances and get denied. REMIND them that your insurance is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

    If you ever have an emergency and are able to bring yourself to an Emergency Room (ER), the nearest one to campus is Virginia Mason Medical. Always call 911 if you are in a situation where you need immediate help.

    Dental & Vision

    The student health plan DOES NOT include adult dental or vision. You might see pediatric dental on your plan but that is for people under the age of 18, so don’t get confused.

    Here are a few options to explore:

    • BASIX discount: gives a modest discount on some dental services.
    • UW Dental Clinic: reduced cost for dental services
    • Low Cost Dental & Vision: explore free or reduced cost clinics in King County. On the site select “King” then filter for Dental & Vision to see options.

    Watch a VIDEO of NU students sharing their experience of going to therapy. 

    Mental health support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location by calling find@Northeastern

    • 877.233.9477 (in the U.S.), +1.781.457.7777 (outside the U.S.).  
    • Find will immediately connect you with a mental health clinician who can provide in-the-moment support and recommendations for next steps.  
    • Students also have access to a variety of services including referrals to unlimited free weekly or biweekly therapy.
    • Access to the headspace app, a self-guided app that can help manage everyday stress through videos, courses sleep stories, relaxing music, nourishing movement, and techniques to reframe anxiety (sign up with your NU ID).  
    • Access to SilverCloud, a digital on-demand mental health and well-being platform provides students with customized strategies to manage depression, anxiety, sleep issues, stress, resilience, and more.

      If you have joined a gym or are taking in-person or online fitness classes you can get $150 back from your NUSHP insurance.

      • Click here
      • Log-in to your account
      • Fill out the online form
      • Include a screenshot or photo of one of your bills, fitness cetner contract, or reciept from class
      • They will contact you if they need more info
      • If approved you will recieve a check in the mail


      A special discounted membership for students and staff of Northeastern University for $49.99 per month.

      • This membership includes up to 6 studio classes per month and unlimited gym access.
      • Access to gym and classes:
        • 5:30am-4pm and then 8-10pm M-F (restricted from 4pm-8pm)
        • 11am-7pm Saturdays (restricted 8-11am)
        • 8am-5pm Sundays (no restrictions)
      • Any unused visits/classes will expire at the end of their billing cycle.
      • Memberships are month to month and can be terminated with 30 days notice before your next billing date.
      • You must enroll in person and provide a valid Northeastern ID at time of enrollment.


      • $25 monthly membership$49.99 one-time maintenance fee billed 50 days after signing up, access to the pool is free with membership. 
      • You can try the gym for 3 days FREE
      • To get a discount you must go in person.
      • Show your NU ID. 
      • If you have any issues ask for Aaron Miller (General Manager)


      • First ride for $10.
      • Three classes for $29 (full price is $59) with promo code 3FOR29 applied at checkout. Available through website or link.
        • Discounted student rate (in-studio only) of $139 on our monthly unlimited membership (usually priced at $179 so about a $30 or 20% monthly savings). Come by the front desk after class or call 206-402-6528. 
        • Specific to NU students, 20% discount on our class packages (not applicable to the monthly renewing unlimited membership). Use promo code NUCYCLEBAR applied at checkout on the website.  
          COVID & FLU INFO

          Flu season is upon us, and COVID is still with us. Please take measures to stay well, and consider getting a flu, and an updated COVID shot, by Dec 1.

          This will help to protect yourself, and others, from the seasonal flu and COVID, and the potentially serious complications.


          Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern, offer asynchronous and synchronous workshops to our global campuses. Ranging from mental health, stress, and distress to sexual violence, consent, bystander intervention, and resilience. 

          There are also folks you can meet with online and get additional support. Learn more on their site. 


          At times you may encounter personal, medical,  or mental health problems that interfere with your ability to continue academic work. Learn more about the  many different leave of absences and their varying processes.


          Spiritual advisors can support students on many issues including: 

          • Grappling with questions of personal identity and/or vocation and career direction. 
          • Managing and balancing stress. Searching for and discovering or making meaning in life 
          • Exploring spiritual, theological, and philosophical questions. 
          • Building and healing relationships – with family, roommates, friends, and co-workers. 
          • Wrestling with a text or teaching from a religious tradition. Cultivating personal well-being. 
          • Fill out the intake form and their website and they will schedule your appointment.