Wolf Pack Wednesday: Student Health & Counseling
Subject line: Taking Care of the Whole You: Important Health Care Survey Inside
Sent: July 15
Here to Keep You Feeling Your Best
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.
As an enrolled student, all counseling and medical appointments are provided at no charge to you. Students are only responsible for fees for prescriptions, immunizations, and lab tests on a per-use basis.
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
- Psychiatric evaluations and medication management
- Substance abuse screenings
- Anxiety management workshops
- Triage and case management appointments
- Community based referrals
As we all adjust to the impacts of life during a pandemic, you can also explore our guide to Living with Worry in Times of Uncertainty for helpful mindfulness tips, self care tools, and resources to identify different types of worry.
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.
Student Health Services
At Student Health Services (SHS), our medical professionals provide free 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.
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.
Submit Your Immunizations
Don’t forget! You are required to submit vaccination documentation before you can start classes in August. Here’s the process:
- Print the Proof of Immunization Compliance Form
- Have it completed and signed by your physician or treatment provider
- Upload your immunization record to your Admissions Status Portal
Contact SHS at 504.865.3326 with any questions.
Health Insurance Options
This year, there is no Loyola sponsored health insurance plan for students. Please go to your insurance website and check to see if you have coverage in New Orleans! If you have out-of-state Medicaid, are uninsured or underinsured, visit www.healthcare.gov or call 504.865.3835 to schedule a case management appointment for help finding coverage in the greater New Orleans area.
🚨Important Action Needed: Complete your health care survey to share your plan for accessing health care during the school year.
At the University Counseling Center and Student Health Services, we take the charge of confidentiality very seriously. All of our counseling and medical records are kept separate from university and academic records, and our team is committed to maintaining the privacy of the students that we serve. There are limits to confidentiality such as being a danger to oneself or others, but we’ll talk with the student about what that means during their first appointment.
Read our FAQs for more information about privacy and our available services.
Coming Up Next Week
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Don’t Forget These Deadlines
Your fall tuition E-bill is due August 10.