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Wolf Pack Wednesday: Student Health & Counseling

Subject line: Taking Care of the Whole You ?

Sent: July 14, 2021


Loyola’s Student Health Services and the University Counseling Center are here to serve the mental and physical health needs for all students on and off campus. It’s our mission to keep you feeling healthy, happy, and well.  

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. You can think of SHS as the on-campus urgent care clinic. Explore Student Health Services FAQs

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. 

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. Learn more!

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. Explore University Counseling Center FAQs.

Our services include: 

  • Individual, couple, and group counseling
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management
  • Substance abuse screenings
  • Anxiety management workshops 
  • Triage and case management appointments
  • 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 

As a full-time undergraduate student, you are required to enroll in Loyola’s Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan. 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.

You must provide proof of comparable, existing insurance coverage for the 2021 – 2022 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 depending on if you are an international or domestic student. Reach out directly to our insurance providers with questions about your plan. 

Domestic Students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Legal Residents) 

Aetna Student Insurance

Phone: 877.480.4161

International Students (F-1, J-1 Visas)

LewerMark Student Insurance 

Phone: 1.800.821.7710 


Submit Your Immunizations

Don’t forget! You are required to submit vaccination documentation before you can start classes in August. Here’s the process: 

  1. Print the Proof of Immunization Compliance Form 
  2. Have it completed and signed by your physician or treatment provider
  3. Upload your immunization record to your Admissions Status Portal 

Contact SHS at 504.865.3326 with any questions. 

Your To-Do List

✔ Log into the COVID-19 vaccination portal to submit your COVID-19 vaccination record or exemption request no later than July 16. See the FAQs for more detailed instructions. 

✔ Log into your LORA Account to pay your fall tuition E-bill no later than August 13. 

✔ Complete your online orientation modules by August 17. 

Welcome to the Wolf Pack

The Loyola Bookstore has a special offer just for the newest members of the Wolf Pack! Use the coupon code WELCOME21 to get 21% off one logoed item at the Loyola Bookstore. Offer valid online or in-store through July 31. Browse the shop online.

Don’t Forget

You should have already received a message from your Krewe Leader about upcoming Krewe Chats that will take place this week, July 12 – 16, via Zoom. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and talk to a current Loyola student about their experiences. 

If you haven’t heard from your Krewe Leader yet or have questions about these events, please contact Dale Hall, coordinator of student engagement, at 504.865.3622 or

Make Friends on the Nearpeer App

Ready to start connecting with your future classmates while you’re still at home? Nearpeer is an exclusive community for LOYNO students to meet other members of the Wolf Pack with similar interests and life experiences. You’ll also be able to find other people from your hometown, or join select groups by simply clicking “find peers” within the app. Get started by going to and creating your account using your email address. You’ll receive a confirmation email to set up your profile, then you can download the app and start meeting your classmates!  

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