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The SUNO Student Health Services Program focuses on preventive health care through education and is available to all enrolled students. Currently, one (1) full-time registered nurse and one (1) part-time physician provide these services from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Friday and from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Each student pays a nominal non-refundable fee for basic health services, which is included in tuition fees.
The Student Health Services Program provides health counseling, health information, and medical care for minor medical problems. Through Student Health Services, students with major medical problems are referred to local hospitals and/or specialists. Students requiring X-rays, laboratory tests, and dental care are referred to local physicians/agencies.
The Office of Student Health Services is not a total care facility and cannot care for students who may become seriously or critically ill. In the event that a student is seriously injured or becomes seriously ill while on campus, emergency or paramedic service will be called, if needed, to transport the injured or ill student to an outside agency. Students are financially responsible for their own transportation to and from outside health care agencies.
Student Insurance: In addition to the on-campus health services program, the University offers a Student Accident and Health Insurance Plan for all enrolled students. The cost of the plan is included in the registration fees paid by students. Students are covered at home, at school, and while traveling 24 hours a day for the fall, spring and summer terms. While health insurance is made available, students are financially responsible for all medical expenses that they incur that are not covered by the Student Accident and Health Insurance Plan. Brochures describing the coverage and benefits can be obtained from Student Health Services and the Division for Student Affairs.
In order to address the health care needs of the SUNO community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Southern University at New Orleans and EXCELth, Inc. Primary Care Network entered into a partnership, which began in the fall of 2006. EXCELth, a federally funded, non-profit community-based health care organization, provides medical services to SUNO’s students, faculty, administrators, and staff, as well as their family members via a mobile medical unit. The mobile medical unit is on the University’s North Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EXCELth accepts the student health insurance plan; however, as required by federal program guidelines, EXCELth offers a sliding fee scale with a minimum fee of $20 for uninsured patients. All of the services that are provided by EXCELth are coordinated by SUNO’s Health Services Center Services and include the following:
- Adult Health Care
- Pediatric Health Care
- HIV/AIDS Prevention
- Case Management
- Mediation Assistance
- Behavioral Health Care and Counseling
- Limited Gynecological Services
- Other Support Services