Student Health Services
It is well known that college students have special health needs. ULM Student Health Services recognizes these needs and stands ready to provide information and confidential treatment for these problems, as well as general medical services for all students. Student Health Services is also available to address any of your immunization compliance questions and needs.
Student Health Services is located in the Student Health and Counseling Center at the corner of University and LaSalle Streets and is staffed by Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioners. Clerical personnel are available to handle your billing and referral needs. An immunization specialist is also available to answer your immunization compliance questions. Call (318) 342-5238 for your immunization questions.
Student Health Services functions on a walk-in basis. Students are encouraged to visit the clinic during non-class time. Appointments are required for women’s health wellness visits. You may be provided a follow-up appointment at the discretion of your nurse practitioner. Students failing to cancel a scheduled appointment will be assessed a no-show fee.
Student I.D. cards are required for service. No excuses will be provided for missed classes. Call (318) 342-1651 to schedule an appointment.
Board certified nurse practitioners can provide many types of services and treatments for students such as:
- Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
- HIV Testing
- Allergy injections
- Non-narcotic prescriptions and over the counter medications
- Women’s health
- Mental health
- Minor surgical procedures
- Family health sickness or wellness visits
- Complete laboratory services
- Physical exams
- Nutritional Counseling
- Smoking Cessation
Hours of Operation
Student Health Services is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In the event of an emergency students should dial 1-911 on campus and 911 off campus. During non-operational hours, students should seek medical treatment with their personal physician or at any of the local emergency rooms or walk-in clinics.
Most medical services will be covered by your university assessed student health fee. Additional fees may be incurred for some procedures deemed necessary by your practitioner. Questions about fees owed and instructions for filing your medical claims are available. A fee schedule is posted in Student Health Services for your viewing. Fees incurred are the responsibility of the student. Students are expected to pay when services are rendered. Failure to pay student health fees within 30 days will result in suspension of your student health service privileges until your account is in good standing. Failure to pay fees within 60 days will result in flagging of your student account. Flagging of your account will carry the same consequences as other University debt flags. Call (318) 342-1651 for additional information.
New students seeking enrollment at ULM should receive a Proof of Immunization Compliance Form from the Admissions Office, Student Health Services, or on-line at www.ulm.edu/shs. Directions for completing the form should be read to ensure adequate documentation. Return the completed form to Student Health Services, Immunization Program, 1140 University Ave., Monroe, LA 71209. The form must be returned to Student Health Services for the student to complete registration. Forms may be faxed to (318) 342-5239.
Student Injury and Sickness Insurance
Enrolled domestic students have available to them a plan of group student injury and sickness insurance. This plan is MANDATORY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS enrolled at the University. In the fall semester, applications and policy information are mailed directly to the student from the insurance company following the close of registration. In the spring and summer semesters, enrolled students may obtain the application and policy information from the Office of Student Services located in the Student Center, Room 239. ALL QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE INSURANCE COVERAGE MUST BE ANSWERED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY BY TELEPHONING THEIR TOLL FREE NUMBER. At the time of registration, the University will automatically assess international students’ insurance premium each semester unless they can provide proof of adequate government-sponsored coverage or personal insurance coverage including medical evacuation (benefits to be paid for the evacuation of the insured person to the home country) and repatriation (benefits to be paid for preparing and transporting the remains of the deceased’s body to the home country). An embassy letter or personal insurance policy must be submitted to the Student Services Department for review if an international student requests exemption of the cost and subsequent enrollment in this mandatory insurance plan. Request for exemption must include supporting documentation and must be made prior to registration for the semester of enrollment.
The challenges of college life require a variety of personal strengths and problem solving skills. The Counseling Center’s professionally trained counselors are available to help students enhance their strengths and develop their abilities to effectively manage their experiences of living, learning, and growing at ULM.
The Counseling Center offers many free and confidential services to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. These services include individual, couples, and group counseling, consultation, and assistance with referrals. Counselors assist students in meeting their increased academic, personal, and social demands. Substance abuse prevention, education, intervention, counseling, and referral services are available. The Counseling Center also provides direct crisis intervention services for ULM students. These services may include ongoing counseling, referral to University or community resources, or consultation for faculty and staff facing a crisis situation.
In addition, counselors design and implement outreach workshops and programs to student classes, groups, organizations, and residence halls. These presentations, which are available upon request, educate students on a wide range of issues related to personal growth, mental health, and enhanced academic performance.
The Counseling Center, located in the Student Health and Counseling Center, is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Students may schedule an appointment by calling 342-5220. Emergency care on week nights and weekends may be obtained by contacting the University Police Department at (318) 342-5350. UPD contacts a counselor who will then respond immediately to the student in crisis.
Services for Students with Special Needs
The University of Louisiana at Monroe strives to serve students with special needs through compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. A student with a physical disability or learning disability who needs accommodations should make arrangements for the Counseling Center to notify their professor of their needs at the beginning of the course. Students may contact the Counseling Center at (318) 342-5220 for an appointment. The Center offers a number of opportunities to students with special needs, and works with the student to eliminate or lessen obstacles to their education. Services of the Center include the provision of support to students with permanent or temporary exceptionalities, individual counseling, and assistance with academic accommodations.
Housing accommodations, as well as designated parking for these students are facilitated by other departments on campus.
Mobility Impaired Parking Procedure
An Application for Mobility Impaired Parking Permit and a memo, which are to be presented to the attending physician, can be obtained from the University Police Department or they can be downloaded at http://www.ulm.edu/~police/parking/parkindex.htm. Students must have their physician read carefully the memo and complete and sign the application which verifies their disability. Students must present the completed form to the University Police Department for approval. The University Police Department will provide students with a decal which designates the length of time they are eligible to receive mobility impaired parking. Students with temporary injuries who apply for mobility impaired parking will be assigned parking privileges for the anticipated length of recovery. Re-application for the permit is necessary if the condition persists beyond 90 days. For any impairment that is considered permanent by your physician, recertification must be done each Fall for the academic year.