First Year
Public Safety &

First Year Experience:
Public Safety & Health

The Lourdes University Department of Public Safety offers a Safety & Health website as an informational resource regarding preparation for and response to safety, health and weather emergencies. In the event of any emergency on campus, dial:

  • 911: Emergency to contact local law enforcement and other emergency response personnel
  • 411: Campus phone or 419-574-3861 from an off-campus phone

Counseling Services - Sophia Center

The Sophia Center is dedicated to providing a balanced, integrated and synergistic approach to nurture students' wellness in mind, body and spirit. From individual or group counseling to educational testing, their credentialed staff offers a wide range of services to empower individuals with the personal strength to live as well-balanced individuals.

To learn more about the Sophia Center and the services available to students, visit


The LourdesALERT text messaging system allows the university to keep students, faculty and staff updated in the event of an emergency, tornado warning or weather closing. The LourdesALERT system is an opt-in program. If students want to receive LourdesALERT messages, they must sign up using the online registration form located at

Health & Safety Quick Links

For further information visit Safety & Health at Lourdes

Health Care

Health insurance is the responsibility of Lourdes University students. Students who do not have health insurance can contact any insurance agency for rates for both full-time and part-time students. The Office of Student Life has brochures with student health insurance contact information from several companies.

To learn more, contact the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life at 800-878-3210, ext. 3827.

Flower Hospital

5200 Harroun Road
Sylvania, OH 43560
(419) 824-1444

Located just 3 blocks away from Lourdes University, ProMedica Flower Hospital has earned Ohio’s premier award for exceeding safety and quality standards established by the internationally-recognized Malcolm Baldrige Criteria. It is the only organization in the state to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence, the highest level award from The Partnership for Excellence (TPE). The award is based on performance excellence, innovation and visionary leadership in health care. TPE is Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia’s Baldrige-based awards program. Flower Hospital is the only healthcare organization in those states to achieve this level of recognition.

Sylvania Urgent Care

4405 North Holland Sylvania Avenue #101
Toledo, OH 43623
(419) 517-0146


Located just 1.5 miles from Lourdes University, Sylvania Urgent Care diagnoses and treats all accidents and illnesses of pediatric and adult patients. The center also provides sports and school physicals.


Every student who operates or expects to operate one or more motor vehicles on the Lourdes University campus including at Lourdes Commons Housing must register the vehicle(s) at the Welcome Center, located inside Russell J. Ebeid Hall, and obtain a parking tag. Parking tags are available at no charge.

To learn more about parking policies, review the Student Handbook.


Lourdes University’s Safety and Security Officers are trained in many aspects of crime prevention, detection and community service. All officers are certified in Standard First Aid/CPR/AED for adults, children and infants. While our officers do not have arrest powers, they cooperate and work closely with the Sylvania Police Department and other police agencies to coordinate necessary police response or arrests made on campus.

The Lourdes University Department of Public Safety has agreements of understanding with local law enforcement agencies to investigate alleged criminal activities. All of our officers are radio equipped for an efficient response to community needs and are committed to providing our staff, students, residents and visitors with respectful and professional service.

While Lourdes promises to commit an effort to ensure everyone’s safety, we are unable to promise total isolation from crime. It is important that security be everyone’s responsibility. The key to preventing crime is to be aware of it and the surroundings.

For further information visit Safety & Health at Lourdes or review the Safety & Health section of the Student Handbook.

Phone numbers

911: Emergency (Fire, Police, or Ambulance)

411: Campus Security (on campus)

419-574-3861: Campus Security (off-campus)

419-885-8902: Non-emergency Sylvania Police Department

419-882-4529: Sophia Center Student Counseling