Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is committed to providing healthcare services that support Lamar University's mission of engaging and empowering students with skills and knowledge to thrive in their personal lives. This is accomplished through an integrated approach of medical, psychological, and health education appointments and programming activities. These various avenues of healthcare delivery and education help students develop life skills in successful navigation and utilization of healthcare resources in society and beyond.

The goal of the Student Health Center is to give you a same-day appointment. If the volume of patients prevents this, you will be offered the first available opening that is appropriate for your visit.


Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox symptoms are like smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. Symptoms include:

  • Rash-appearance of rash may vary from person to person
  • Fever and chills
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Exhaustion
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Headache
  • Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, cough)

The rash may be the only symptom or some or all of the other symptoms may be present. Symptoms may occur up to 5 days before the rash surfaces or may occur with the appearance of or after the rash. Monkeypox is spread through skin-to-skin contact or close respiratory droplets.

If you are having symptoms and have had a known exposure to someone with monkeypox, please contact the Student Health Center for an appointment.

For more information see the following:

Patient Portal

What can you do with the Student Health Center Patient Portal?

  • Receive messages from your medical provider, including lab results
  • Access/print your immunization records
  • View your appointment times
  • Schedule your program required medical appointments and counseling sessions (more appointment times available by phone)
  • View/print a statement that shows what fees have been billed to your Banner account (this statement can be used to file a claim with your personal insurance)

Access the Patient Portal using your Lamar LEA login (the same login and password you use for your Lamar email).

As of December 16, the unique username and password you may have created previously will no longer function.

Student Health Insurance

academic health plans Academic Health Plans is a provider of health insurance for Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology students. Their web site will provide the most current prices and coverage levels.