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LOYNO Master Plan: Student Health and Counseling

Subject line: Taking Care of the Whole You

Sent: December 21, 2022

The University Counseling Center and Student Health Services serve the mental and physical health needs for all of Loyola's students on and off campus. It’s our mission to keep you feeling healthy, happy, and well. Learn more about services available to graduate students. 

Student Health Services 

At Student Health Services (SHS), our medical professionals provide primary care treatment and education about personal health issues that are important to students. 

Our services include:

  • Primary care appointments
  • Well woman exams
  • STD screenings
  • Orthopedic appointments
  • Referrals to specialists

Make an Appointment

Student Health is located in the lower level of the Danna Student Center, directly below the Orleans Room. During the academic year, SHS holds regular office hours Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. To make an appointment, call us at 504.865.3326.

 LUPD is available 24/7 all 365 days a year for after-hours medical emergencies. They can be reached at 504-865-3434. 

University Counseling Center 

The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides professional psychological counseling to help students navigate university life. 

Our services include: 

  • Individual, couple, and group counseling
  • Case management to help you access psychiatric care
  • Substance abuse screenings
  • Anxiety management workshops 
  • Triage and crisis intervention
  • Community based referrals

Make an Appointment

We are located on the second floor of the Danna Center, in room 208, directly above the Orleans Room. Services are provided by appointment only during regular office hours, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Any psychological emergency will be seen without a scheduled appointment. 

The UCC Counselor on-call is available 24/7 all 365 days a year and can be reached at 504-865-3835.

Mandatory Student Health Insurance 

All full-time graduate students are required to enroll in Loyola’s Student Health Insurance Plan. You must provide proof of comparable, existing insurance coverage for the 2022 – 2023 academic year in order to waive coverage through Loyola. Please visit our Student Health Insurance website page to view plan details and specific requirements for waiving coverage. 

Office visits and all on-site labs and services at Student Health Services and the University Counseling Center are available at no costs to students enrolled in Loyola’s health insurance plan. If you have other health insurance, please check with your plan provider regarding coverage and fees.

Please note: There is no Loyola sponsored health insurance plan for part-time graduate students at this time. Students can scroll to the bottom of the Student Health Insurance page to get help applying for health insurance through the marketplace or Medicaid in Louisiana.

Submit Your Immunizations

Don’t forget! You are required to submit immunization documentation no later than January 15. Print the Proof of Immunization Compliance Form, have it completed and signed by your physician or treatment provider, and follow the instructions on the form to submit your documentation on the Public Health Portal. Loyola requires COVID-19 vaccination documentation, including a booster shot, as part of the immunization documentation requirements. 

Students who submit vaccination exemption may be required to take additional safety precautions in keeping with public health recommendations, such as masking, social distancing, and completing mandatory quarantine if exposed to the virus. An exempted student may also be excluded from campus and from classes in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 on campus until the outbreak is over or until the student submits proof of immunization. ADA accommodations will be provided for students meeting that criteria in classrooms and at activities on campus.

For questions about your immunization requirements, please email

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