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Student Health Services & Records

New Orleans Campus

The Student Health Service is located in the Lions-LSU Clinics Building at 2020 Gravier Street. Out-patient care for episodic illnesses, emergencies, and chronic illnesses is provided. The cost of primary care services for student out-patient visits is supplemented with a portion of the University Fee. Students, and/or their insurance carriers are responsible for costs related to laboratory, X-ray, medications, hospital bills, consultants and other non-reimbursed fees.

A physician is on call 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. For health care emergencies students must contact the Student Health Service.

Registration in the Health Sciences Center is not complete until a student submits the completed Student Health History and Physical Examination form, and the student's health has been determined to be adequate for the performance of assignments and duties. Documentation of titer level or date of immunization for the following is required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Poliomyelitis. In addition, a tuberculin skin test, or chest x-ray if the skin test is positive, is required within 90 days of registration and Hepatitis B vaccination is required for admission to clinical curricula in the Schools of Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine in New Orleans, Medicine in Shreveport, Nursing and Allied Health Professions. All students must have yearly tubercolin skin tests on a yearly basis. All students must provide written documentation of the satisfaction of all health requirements at least two weeks prior to the first day of registration. Those students not in compliance with student health requirements will not be allowed to register for classes until student health requirements are completely satisfied.

Under the auspices of the Student Health Service there is no provision for dental care, or the treatment of visual problems or chronic physical disabilities, which are present and amenable to correction. These problems should be corrected before matriculation.

Student Health Service is not responsible for the care of students who withdraw or resign from the University.

Students who wish to be treated by health care providers other than those furnished by the Student Health Service relieve the Health Service of responsibility for their welfare. There is no refund of any portion of the University fee if this option is selected.

Short-term mental health crisis/stress counseling services are available to enrolled students through partial funding from student health fees. Counselors are available on and off campus.

A health promotion program is also partially funded as a component of Student Health Services. Programs are offered in aerobics, stress management, time management, and other wellness promotion topics. A health analysis is available to assist in lifestyle modifications for an improved health status. An active student/faculty committee has developed this component.

Complete details on the available Student Health Services will be provided to students at registration.

When leaving the University, graduates may pick up a copy of their records from Student Health Service. Records are kept on active file for five years after the student graduates.

Shreveport Campus

Before registering for classes, students must provide the results of a medical examination and proof of certain tests and immunizations. Forms for recording this information are provided to each new student. Completed forms should be sent to LSUHSC-Shreveport, Student Health Service Section of Occupational Health.

The publication LSUHSC-Shreveport, Student Health Program, contains additional information.