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Health Services

Lourdes Health Services provide care to all students, faculty and staff of Lourdes University. The Health & Wellness clinic, operated by ProMedica, is located in Sylvan Square close to the Den and the Bookstore.

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Counseling Services

Emergency Contacts
In emergencies contact:

On Campus
Sophia Center: 419-882-4529 or 419-345-1457 or email: srachel@thesophiacenter.org.
Lourdes University Security: 411 (Available 24 hours)

Off Campus
Campus Security: 419-574-3861
Sylvania Police Department: 911 (Available 24 hours)

Exemption to Confidentiality
Suicidal situations are highly individual. The primary goal of this policy is student’s safety. To achieve this, appropriate family members will be contacted as necessary, under the direction of the Dean of Students, to promote the safety of the student and others whose health, life, or safety may be endangered. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA, 34 CFR 99.36) provides for the release of normally protected student data when it is believed that the student represents a health or safety risk to self or others.

Insurance and Self-Care

Students are responsible for managing their own physical, mental health concerns and social service needs. Health insurance is not mandated, and is the responsibility of Lourdes students. Students who do not have health insurance can contact any insurance agency for rates for both full-time and part-time students.

Information and referral services for mental health and social concerns are available from Counseling Services, the Dean of Students Staff, or other appropriate professionals.

Vaccination Policy

Lourdes University does not require immunizations for admittance to the University. The University strongly recommends that you receive all of the following immunizations:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): Two doses of MMR at least 28 days apart after 12 months of age
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (DT, TdaP, DTP, or TD): Booster dose within the past 10 years
  • Hepatitis B: Series of 3 doses (Students participating in programs related to health, education, or studying abroad, may be required to be immunized against Hepatitis A and B).
  • Meningitis Vaccine (Menactra): University populations are considered at increased risk, including students living in residence halls.

Policy on Meningitis and Hepatitis B

Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.85 for institutions of higher education requires that the institution maintain individual status records on meningococcal meningitis and Hepatitis B vaccinations for student living in on-campus housing. The Lourdes University Residence Hall Health History Consent & Release Form contains a section asking for the vaccination status of a student who will be living in a residence hall.   A housing contract will not be accepted if this information is not completed.

The Ohio Revised Coded (ORC) Section 1713.55 states that beginning with the academic year that commences on or after July 1, 2005, an institution of higher education shall not permit a student to reside in on-campus housing unless the student (or parent if the student is younger than 18 years of age) discloses whether the student has been vaccinated against meningococcal disease and hepatitis B by submitting a meningitis and hepatitis B vaccination status statement.

Nursing Room

SCH 228 is a private room available for nursing mothers.