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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. Call for an appointment or nurse consultation.  No walk-ins allowed at this time.

Summer semester: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. The nurse and nurse practitioner are available only on Wednesdays between 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. No walk-ins allowed.

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

Most health care services are provided without charge. Laboratory tests requiring off-campus analysis and immunizations are available for a fee. Students are responsible for paying for prescription medications.

The Student Health Services staff includes an internal medicine physician, nurse practitioners, registered nurse, and a medical assistant who serves as office manager. Our staff are employees of the Ochsner Health System.

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.

Yes, please call 504-865-3326 to schedule an appointment or nurse consultation. No walk-ins are allowed at this time.

At this time, Loyola does not offer a university-sponsored health insurance plan for students. Students who require coverage can apply for health insurance at healthcare.gov. If you need assistance finding coverage, please make a case management appointment by calling 504.865.3835.

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.