Loras College Health Center
The Loras College Health Center, staffed by two registered nurses, provides a range of healthcare services to the campus community. The nurses assess and offer treatment, provide over-the-counter medication and/or a referral to a healthcare provider if needed. They also provide health education, wellness promotion, and self-care opportunities. Health Center services are available at no charge to any student who is registered at Loras College.
As part of our commitment to health and wellness promotion, we want to ensure that all students are protected against communicable disease. Complete and return the Required Health Information Form (at right) including a copy of your insurance card and your vaccine record to the Loras College Health Center via mail, fax or email. Your physician's office, high school or state health department may have a copy of your vaccine record.
While we only require
two MMR immunizations, we highly recommend
that students be immunized for meningitis. Talk to your physician about the benefits of receiving the vaccination.
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 domestic students. View the Student Health Insurance Memo
All International Students are required to have health insurance and provide proof of the health insurance to the Loras College Health Center within the first two weeks
of each semester. If a student does not have proof of health insurance, the student must purchase health insurance from Loras College. The Health Center staff will assist students who do not have insurance in the process of obtaining coverage. Click here to access the Lewer Insurance site for Loras International Students.
FIRST AID KIT RECOMMENDATION
Thermometer, Band-Aids, First Aid Cream
Reusable Cold/Hot Packs
Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), Acetaminophen (Tylenol), or Aleve
Over-the Counter Cold Medications (Unless you are allergic or have health conditions which preclude you from taking these.)
Hand Sanitizer, Tissues, Face Mask
Gatorade and Chicken Soup Packets
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.