Health Care Services
The Louisiana State University Student Health Clinic offers a variety of
health services. Physicians and Nurse Practitioners in the Student Health
Clinic are board certified.
We provide primary health care, mental health assistance, immunizations,
lab tests and x-rays, allergy injections, and woman's health exams, and exams for away rotations/residency.
No matter who is your insurance carrier, there is no charge for a student
health visit in the student health clinic. Other services within the
Louisiana State University Health Care Network do generate a charge.
Student Health Services provides most services on an appointment basis.
Appointments are encouraged. Often, students can get same-day appointments.
Usually, students with appointments are seen before students who have walked
However, if you need emergency care, you should probably go directly to an
emergency room as the student health clinic is not equipped to provide
The following services are available at the Student Health
The Student Health physicians are available to see students
with health problems. Routine pre-admission physical examinations,
immunizations, and laboratory work are not covered by the Student Health Fee.
Laboratory Tests and X-Rays
Laboratory tests and x-rays are not covered by the Student
Health fee. Charges for these items will be submitted to the student's
insurance carrier and the student will be billed for the balance.
At the discretion of the Medical Director of Student
Health, the Student Health Service Nursing Staff may administer allergy
injections if the student provides the serum and submits a request from
his/her own private physician.
Students are expected to have had all standard
immunizations prior to admission. However, some immunizations against
infectious diseases may be provided to students at cost by Student Health
Service (i.e. Hepatitis B Vaccine and MMR).
Mental Health Counseling
Counseling services are available both on and off campus
for students who need "someone to talk to." Students are encouraged to
seek assistance for emotional difficulties, stress, substance abuse, marital
and family distress, academic concerns, and other personal problems.
Counseling services include a 24-hour crisis line/crisis intervention,
short-term counseling, and referrals for more extensive counseling and/or
psychiatric care. Short-term counseling services are covered by the
student health fee. Expenses for long-term and/or psychiatric care
arranged by referral must be covered by the individual student's insurance
carrier. On-campus services are provided by the Campus Assistance
Program (CAP), and off-campus services are provided by Bonnie Adelsberg, MN,