Lang Wellness Center

The mission of Lang Wellness Center is to create a safe and supportive environment to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the Rockford University community. Differences in ability are valued as an integral component of a diverse community. Disability Support Services (DSS) facilitates an accessible educational experience for students who have disabilities and serves as a resource to all members of the campus community.

We are located north of (behind) Howard Colman Library and west (left) of Cummings Complex, with the entrance door on the southeast corner of the building off of parking lot D.

If you are feeling sick or have been injured and need to see the Lang Wellness Center nurse, please email or call 815-226-4083.  Rockford University is following the current CDC recommendations for Covid-19.  Please contact Lang Wellness Center with any questions.

 Confidentiality Statement

Lang Wellness Center respects and preserves the privacy and confidentiality of all patient and client communications. All visits are confidential. Information cannot be released without the patient’s written consent. Information, whether written, spoken, recorded electronically or printed will receive the same level of protection. As nurses and counselors, we are health professionals that are required by law to report any suspected ongoing child abuse or neglect. In addition to the required mandated report status, the issue of confidentiality may be waived in situations where danger to self or others is imminent.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Immediate Support Resources

EMERGENCY? If this is an emergency and you need immediate help please call 911.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For 24/7 free and confidential support by phone CALL 988 or TEXT 988

Crisis Text Line

For 24/7 text-based mental health support, text HOME to 741741

Kristen Clarke, MSW, LCSW
Director of Lang Wellness

Kristen Clarke received her BSW from University of St. Francis and MSW from Aurora University. She specializes in mood disorders including depression and bipolar, as well as anxiety disorders.  Kristen believes that college students are at a unique place in their lives that present new challenges.  Kristen works with students to sort out past issues and current stressors to help students navigate through the college years and prepare themselves for their future endeavors.

Jamil Hussain, MD

Dr. Hussain is an experienced and well-established Family Practice Physician in the Rockford Community.  His special interest in family practice, in addition to his high level of professionalism and care, greatly benefits Rockford University as our consulting physician.

Autumn Schaal LPC, NCC
Personal Counselor and Disability Support Services Coordinator

Autumn Schaal received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Autumn’s areas of interest include: emotional growth, anxiety, and overcoming life stressors. She uses an integrated approach focusing on the whole person, incorporating mindfulness, physical, mental, and emotional well-being, to promote healing through the context of relationship and community. Her goal is to create a space in which students feel safe, accepted, and empowered to sustain positive and fulfilling relationships with both self and others.

Stephanie Garrison, MA, LPC, NCC
Personal Counselor

Stephanie received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Judson University. Her areas of interest include: anxiety and depression, dialectical behavioral therapy, and trauma. Stephanie recognizes that college is a time of great change and development, and she believes in meeting students where they are at and helping them realize their potential by balancing their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being.


Patty Schneider, RN, BSN

Patty received her BSN from NIU in 1989, and worked for 15 years on the Adult Medical/Oncology Unit at Swedish American Hospital. Patty enjoys assisting, educating and empowering students to make healthy choices. She believes that these choices directly impact their future health and vitality.

Laura Godin
Office Manager

Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rockford University.  Laura has previously worked in Student Administrative Services at Rockford University and in her role as Office Manager at Lang provides support to all of our students especially in the areas of record keeping, health insurance, both domestic and international, immunizations, and billing.

Lang Wellness Center

Fall/Spring Hours:
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Available by appointment

Summer Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Available by appointment

Physician Service
Tuesday afternoons by appointment

Counseling Services
Available by appointment

5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
phone: 815-226-4083
fax:      815-226-3335