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1 Say Ahh… Creating a healthier campus community

2 Mission To provide, promote and support services that integrate individual health, education for health, prevention of disease, clinical treatment for illness and public health responsibilities consistent with the educational mission of the University.

3 Leah Arnett Executive Director Timothy Honigman Chief of Medical Staff Drayton Vincent Clinical Director Mental Health Service Julie Hupperich Associate Director Administrative Staff

4 Quality Fully accredited, since 1989, by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) Hosts an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited psychology internship Consistently ranks in the top three student service units on campus, according to the Graduating Undergraduate Survey Received a 93.5% satisfactory rating from the 299 students who completed the annual patient satisfaction survey conducted in April 2011 in the medical clinics

5 Accessible Implementing an electronic clinic management system, including electronic health records and an online student portal Installed new landscaping and implementing a new wayfinding system Relocated and expanded rehabilitation services Expanded psychiatric services and hired an alcohol counselor Enhanced unit websites Conducted a facility study recently to identify space utilization and future renovation/ expansion recommendations Improved triage system in the medical clinic

6 Affordable Visits to a primary care clinician, a mental health clinician and a registered dietitian are included in the student health fee. A cost study conducted from July 2009 to June 2010 revealed that 54% of the students who visited the Medical Clinics were charged $19 or less for the visit, with 36% being assessed no additional charge.

7 Eligibility Full-time students who pay the Health Center fee as part of their tuition and fees (Fall 12- $155) Part-time students who opt to pay the fee Non-student spouses who elect to pay the fee

8 Student Insurance New university-sponsored Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan with Macori Provides enhanced and expanded coverage at affordable rates Coordinator in the Student Health Center, Celeste Carney (225/ 578-3304), to answer questions and assist with enrollment and claims submittal

9 Hours Fall & Spring Semesters Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 8:00am – 11:30am (Medical Clinic only) Summer Term Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:15pm Information regarding care available after hours is posted at each entrance of the Student Health Center and on our website.

10 Scope of Services Medical Clinics Primary care clinic Specialty clinics Pharmacy Laboratory Diagnostic imaging Physical rehabilitation Mental Health Service Individual and group counseling Psychopharmacology Health Promotion Individual health advising, including nutrition counseling Group programming Classes Volunteer opportunities

11 Medical Clinics

12 Specialty Clinics Allergy and immunizations Dental screening Dermatology Ear/ nose/ throat Gynecology Ophthalmology Orthopedics

13 Injection Clinic Allergy shots Flu vaccine (Oct./ Nov.) Hepatitis A & B Menveo (Meningitis) Measles/ Mumps/ Rubella Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 11:00am, 1:00 – 3:30pm Fridays 8:30 – 11:30am Tuberculosis test Tetanus/ Diptheria Typhoid Varicella (Chicken Pox) Gardasil (males and females)

14 Womens Clinic

15 Pharmacy Fills prescriptions from physicians both within and outside of the Student Health Center Carries a number of over-the-counter medications, including pain relievers, decongestants, antacids and vitamins

16 Student Health Tool Kit Multivitamins Alcohol-based hand sanitizer Antibacterial soap Disinfectant spray Surface disinfectant Tissue First Aid Kit Thermometer Fever reducer/ pain reliever- acetaminophen, ibuprofen Anti-diarrheal tablets Triple antibiotic ointment Burn relief cream Sterile dressings Assortment of adhesive bandages

17 Mental Health Service

18 Consultation Crisis intervention Individual therapy Group therapy alcohol/drug abuse anxiety depression eating disorders family issues relationships self-esteemsexual assault stresssurvival of abuse

19 Health Promotion

20 Health Promotion and Wellness Services Campus health promotion events Individual consultations and referral Class and group presentations Media campaigns and resource room Academic and other courses Volunteer opportunities

21 On-line Health Education Increases the reach of health education programming Available 24/7 Allows students to explore personal concerns without fear of embarrassment Preferred mode to seek health information A national trend

22 (MSB) For more information, visit MSB, create a username and password and use school code TIGERPARENT.

23 Essentials Course Freshmen Requirement Easily defined group First semester (actually, the first six weeks of it) is a crucial time in the academic career of a new student Many of the alcohol-related disciplinary incidents involve first year students Many students already come to LSU with established risky drinking patterns



26 Health Messages Practice good safety skills- travel in groups, take well-lit pathways, lock doors and windows, protect personal information online. If you get a credit card, only get ONE and pay it off EVERY month. You dont have to gain weight your first year in college. Eat healthfully and stay active! Its normal to feel a little stressed, sad or lonely at times when making the transition to college. You deserve to be in a healthy relationship, built on mutual respect and trust.

27 Health Messages You do not have to drink or have sex to have fun at LSU. Students who drink more than a few drinks in a sitting tend to get lower grades. If you choose to be sexually active, practice safer sex…EVERY time. Getting drunk is not the same as giving someone permission to have sex with you. If a friend needs help, its better to say something than to be a bystander. There are a lot of people on staff here at LSU who want to help you have the best possible college experience!

28 A Parents Role Be clear about expectations Attending class Drinking Financial responsibility Study time vs. social time Keep open lines of communication How are you doing? Do you like your classes? Are you feeling overwhelmed? What can we do to help? Familiarize yourself with University resources


30 Thank You!

31 Student Health Center Building Infirmary Road 225/578-6271 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-2401

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