The campus blood drives are part of activities on campus therefore considered to be
an "invited" function for the LSU campus, and all donor agencies are considered the
Each individual agency/sponsoring organization is responsible for educating their respective representatives concerning the following policies and procedures:
Should any of the above policies be disregarded, the sponsoring group or blood donor agency engaging in the infraction will no longer be allowed/ invited to participate in LSU Campus Blood Drives.
Petitions for changes to your birth name and/or gender are mandated through The Office of the University Registrar. Changes must be accompanied by evidence of current use or legal change. We advise you contact the Registrar first (see below) to ensure you have acceptable documentation which may include, but is not limited to: (1) marriage license; (2) birth certificate; (3) driver's license; (4) social security card; (5) court order; (6) passport.
Office of the University Registrar
Louisiana State University
112 Thomas Boyd
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
The provision of safe, effective heath care is based on a relationship of mutual trust
and respect between the health care provider and the patient. Occasionally this relationship
may be seriously disrupted by acts or omissions of the patient or others thus requiring
the dismissal of the patient from care and/or loss of eligibility for care.
Situations that may warrant dismissal of a patient from care, or loss of eligibility for care, at the Student Health Center (SHC) include:
Situations that may warrant dismissal from care, or loss of eligibility for care,
may be referred by any concerned staff member to the Executive Director. The complaint
will be reviewed by the Executive Director, in conjunction with the service unit directors.
An affirmative decision to dismiss a patient from care or loss of eligibility for
care will apply to all service units in the SHC unless specifically stated otherwise.
If evidence exists of a breach of the Code of Student Conduct, the Executive Director
will notify the Dean of Students.
The staff of the Student Health Center values diversity and strives to create a welcoming, safe, and respectful environment for individuals of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to continuing our efforts to provide services which are sensitive to individuals with diverse backgrounds including race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status.
|Service||Allowed Cancellation Time||Fee if Not Cancelled|
|Medical Clinic||2 hours||$10|
|Women's Clinic||12 hours||$20|
|Dental Clinic||12 hours||$20|
|Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)||12 hours||$20|
|Eye (Ophthalmology)||12 hours||$20|
|Physical Rehabilitation||12 hours||$20 initial visit
$10 follow up visit
|Wellness and Health Promotion||12 hours||$20 initial visit
$10 follow up visit
|Mental Health Service||12 hours||$20 for counselors
$30 initial visit psychiatrist
$20 follow up psychiatrist
The Student Health Center staff is happy to share information about emerging health issues as well as available health services. We welcome the chance to dialogue with you, members of the media. However, in order to protect the privacy of our patients and clients, no audio recordings, no video, digital, or still photography, and no reporters are allowed in our facilities or at programs we present without permission of the Health Center administration. Further, we request that you provide a reasonable timeframe, at least 48 hours, in which to accommodate your request.
Contact Julie Hupperich, Associate Director at email@example.com or 225-578-5717 for assistance in identifying the appropriate contacts at the Health Center.
Please review the Student Health Center website in its entirety to obtain more information about our services and upcoming initiatives.
In keeping with the educational mission of the University, the Student Health Center
staff, when able, will be available to share information about emerging health issues
as well as health services available at the Center with members of the media. However,
in order to protect the privacy of our patients and clients, no audio recordings,
no video, digital, or still photography, and no reporters are allowed in our facilities
or at programs we present without permission of the administration.
The Associate Director will serve as the primary contact for all media request. S/he will then delegate the request to the individual most appropriate to manage it, based on their expertise and availability.
All local, regional and national media request require the approval of the Director and the Office of Public Affairs.
Requests should be made at least 48 hours prior to the stated deadline. If given shorter notice, the request may be denied.
Representatives from the media will be directed to the Health Center website, www.lsu.edu/shc, as part of their background research, to review information on Health Center services and upcoming initiatives.
The LSU Student Health Center will not provide students with medical excuses for absences from class or missed deadlines due to short term illness or injury. In the event of illness or injury that may disrupt academic responsibilities, the student is advised to contact their professors/ instructors as soon as possible to notify them of the situation.
It is the intent of this policy to help the Student Health Center direct its limited medical resources to fulfilling its mission of providing quality health care rather than attempting to legitimize a student's decision whether or not they are well enough to attend class. Many illnesses are mild and self limited, and can be managed quite well by the individual on their own at home. A medical appointment made of the sole purpose of obtaining documentation to excuse an absence involves the inefficient use of time and resources on both the part of the student and the Health Center, and serves no medical function. An absence from class is an administrative matter, not a medical one, and the resolution of this matter is between faculty and students. It is the student's responsibility to communicate directly with the faculty regarding conditions that may interfere with attendance, and any decision about the impact of the absence rests with the instructors.
If a student misses extensive class work due to a prolonged illness or serious injury that was treated at the Student Health Center, the clinician will work with the student to provide appropriate documentation. Respecting a student's right to privacy, we cannot release any health information unless the student has signed an Authorization to Release Health Records form.
This policy was initiated in the Summer of 2000, with the approval of the Office of Academic Affairs. It is compliant with the University Policy Statement 22, Revision 3, concerning Student Absence from Class. Further, it is consistent with recommendations of the American College Health Association, as well as the policies of our peer institutions.
As outlined in the Patient’s Rights & Responsibilities, all patients have the right to every consideration of privacy concerning their care. All aspects of care, discussion, consultation, examination, treatment and documentation are absolutely confidential and must be treated as such.
In addition to the Notice of Privacy Practices Policy (see attached) that is provided to all patients, the Student Health Center (SHC) will assure:
1. All care givers are expected to close examination doors when patients are brought to examination rooms unless the health care professional and/or patient’s safety is an issue.
2. Electronic Health Record information and /or paper work is not accessible (open computer, written documentation, etc.) to the patient waiting to be examined by the provider or visible while passing through the work area.
3. Privacy drapes should be drawn so the patient cannot be viewed by people passing by, should the door be opened momentarily.
4. Any conversation regarding patients must be guarded so that people passing by or in the nearby area cannot accidently overhear.
5. No health information pertaining to the patient may be released without a signed written consent form, except when required by law (see Authorization to Release or Obtain PHI, Section 12-17).
6. Any paper work containing Protected Health Information (PHI) will be shredded in the SHC shredder. Do not discard in regular trash bins.
Only authorized staff and designated Student Health Center professionals shall be allowed in the patient care areas. Visitors of the patient may be allowed in the patient care areas, at the discretion of the medical provider and with the consent of the patient.
Health care industry representatives, pharmaceutical representatives, and surveyors should check in at the front desk, state their reason for the visit, and then be escorted to the designated non-patient care area. Access to patient care areas shall only be granted to these representatives if deemed necessary for their visit and with the consent of the patient.All other visitors of the Student Health Center shall be directed to Administration for appropriate routing and directions.
Click here to view the Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information.
The Patient Access Department is responsible for the collection, processing, storage,
maintenance, retrieval, distribution, security and confidentiality of all patient's
medical records. It is responsible for assuring that all clinical information relevant
to a patient is accessible to authorized health care providers. For mental health
records, contact the Mental Health Service.
Requests for copies of your medical records are made using the Release of Information form. A copy of a picture ID must be submitted with the form for ID verification purposes. If you have any questions, please contact Medical Records at 225-578-5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authorizations may be faxed to 225-578-0596, emailed, mailed or brought to us. Results of medical diagnostic tests will not be released before your doctor or nurse has informed you of the results.