Loras College Health Center
The Loras College Health Center provides a range of health care services to the campus community. Those services include ambulatory care for most general medical problems and referral to appropriate specialists as necessary. We also provide health education and wellness promotion, self-care opportunities and loaning of equipment. These services are provided by professional registered nurses.
Health Requirements for Students
Loras College follows the American College Health Association immunization guidelines.
All students, first year, transfer, international, and continuing education/graduate students registered for more than 7 credit hours and born after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of immunity to MMR (Rubeola, Mumps and Rubella). These students must provide an official signed and stamped record showing proof of receiving 2 MMR immunizations on or after their first birthday and at least 30 days apart OR laboratory evidence of immunity (Rubeola and Rubella titers and Mumps IgG immune status).
The MMR documentation must be on file at the Health Center prior to the beginning of classes. The Health Center will assist students needing immunizations or laboratory work. Students will be required to pay for the immunizations or laboratory work. Students needing both MMR immunizations must wait 30 days between shots.
Students who have not complied with the requirements will be notified that their registration for the next semester will be held until the requirements are met.
Additional Requirements for International Students:
All international students are required to have current medical insurance. Proof of this insurance must be on file in the Loras College Health Center within the first 2 weeks of each semester. If the student does not have proof of health insurance through their parents or home country, the student is required to purchase health insurance from Loras College. The Health Center will assist students who do not have insurance with the process of obtaining coverage. Click here to access the Lewer Insurance site for Loras International Students.
All international students must report to the Loras College Health Center within 2 weeks of arriving to campus to evaluate their current TB immunization status. All students, who previously tested positive for active TB in the past, must provide documentation of this test and treatment. QuantiFERON-TB Gold is the only accepted TB test and must be completed in the United States within the past year. All students who cannot provide proof of the above must have a QuantiFERON-TB Gold drawn at a time scheduled by the Health Center. The test fee must be paid by the student when the test is drawn.
All documentation must be in English. All students who do not comply with the above requirements will not be allowed to register for the next semester classes.
All patient visits and records kept by the Health Center are confidential. The Health Center may release copies of patient records with written permission from the patient. Parents of patients eighteen years and older, parents or spouses of emancipated minors, and other next of kin will not have access to the medical record without the written consent of the patient.
Privacy of confidential information is a social, legal, and ethical responsibility of organizations that receive medical information. The Loras College Health Center has a policy to protect the confidentiality of patient data, whether it is electronic or printed information.
The faculty, staff and administration are concerned about the health of all students who attend Loras College. Students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance. At this time, Loras is not sponsoring a specific insurance plan. For further information, please click on the following link: Student / Parent Memo