For students with access to cars, most of the referral providers listed will be easily accessible within a 10-15 minute drive from Judson University.
For students who do not have access, or who prefer public transportation, there are still many ways to safely get to your off-campus appointments. Options include:
- Pace Bus Transit Services: A Pace bus stops at Judson University, near the HWAC building. Route 550 serves the Algonquin, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Elgin, and Lake in the Hills area. Route 552 serves the Elgin and West Dundee area. (https://www.pacebus.com/default.asp)
- Uber or Lyft: App for accessing local licensed drivers using Smart Phone. Simply go to the Google Play Store (for Android/Google phone) or the App Store (for Apple phones) and search for the apps to download.
If you do not have a car, it is a good idea to take a taxi to your first session or two until you learn less expensive means of transportation. If you are completely unfamiliar with an area, it is often helpful to use Google maps to orient yourself to the area of the city where a provider is located. Street level views can be helpful to recognize the location when you arrive and identify helpful landmarks to orient yourself in the future.
You can also ask the provider if they offer any shuttle services or ride share options. Also, some providers will come to your home (even if it’s on campus), so you can also ask if they provide in-home services.