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Frequently Asked Questions

We have the answers to your questions about Student Health Services and its services at Loyola right here.

Can't find the information you need? Call us at 504.865.3326.

About Student Health Services

Fall and spring semesters: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

Summer semester: The nurse and nurse practitioner are available only on Wednesdays between 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. 

We are located on the lower level of the Danna Student Center.

Student Health Services is an in-network provider on Loyola's Student Health Insurance Plan. If you have other health insurance, please check with your plan provider regarding coverage and fees. 


The Student Health Services staff includes an internal medicine physician, nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, and a medical assistant. Our staff are employees of Ochsner Health.

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who has an advanced degree with clinical training. Practicing under state rules and regulations, NPs provide clinical health services for the acute and chronically ill along with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education. NPs can also prescribe medications.

No, students seeking medical care can walk in to be seen by a nurse practitioner or physician.  Please call 504-865-3326 with any questions.

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students, as well as all law students, are required to enroll in Loyola's Student Health Insurance Plan or provide proof of comparable, existing coverage for the academic year through a different source. 

There is no Loyola sponsored health insurance plan for part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Please review the steps to applying for Health Insurance or Medicaid in Louisiana on the Student Insurance page (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Eligibility and Privacy

All currently enrolled Loyola University New Orleans students are eligible to utilize health services.

Yes, you can utilize Student Health Services during the summer months as long as you are enrolled in the upcoming fall semester.  You do not have to be enrolled in summer classes.

Strict confidentiality laws are upheld and firmly respected. All medical records are kept confidential and are not part of a student’s academic record. Copies of medical records are released only with the express written consent of the student.

Treatment and referral

Common ailments treated include but are not limited to: asthma, common cold, UTIs, STDs, conjunctivitis (pink eye), flu, sinusitis, sore throat, sprained ankle, and upset stomach.

No. If medication is prescribed by the medical staff, then the student is responsible to fill the prescription at a local pharmacy of the student's choice. Students are responsible for covering the cost of prescription medication.

A referral to a specialist is provided when deemed necessary by Student Health Services providers.