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LOYNO Master Plan: Student Health and Counseling

Subject line: Taking Care of the Whole You

Sent: July 12, 2023

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. Explore Student Health Services FAQs

Our services include:

  • Primary care and urgent care 
  • Gynecology services, including well woman exams
  • STD screenings and treatment
  • Orthopedic services
  • Lab on site
  • 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. 

Virtual Wellness Center 

Students can also access the Virtual Wellness Center, a self-guided medical visit with a Certified Medical Professional (MD or Advanced Nurse Practitioner), which can be accessed at Loyola’s virtual clinic located on the first floor of the Danna Center, or via your phone or laptop. 

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 counselors are here to assist students in times of stress, anxiety, a break-up, or any other emotionally overwhelming or mental health-related situation.

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.

SNAP Assistance

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health. To get benefits through SNAP, households must meet certain tests, including resource and income tests. SNAP can be used on campus at the C-Store, on Amazon, and for food delivery services like UberEats. If you need assistance applying for SNAP, you can schedule an appointment with a case manager in the UCC by calling 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 2023–2024 academic year in order to waive coverage through Loyola. 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 plan. If you have other health insurance, please check with your plan provider regarding coverage and fees. Please visit our Student Health Insurance website page to view plan details and specific requirements for waiving coverage depending on if you are an international or domestic student. 

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 August 11. 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. Students will not be allowed to move into their residence halls if they are not in compliance with Loyola’s immunization requirements. 

For questions about your immunization requirements, please email

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