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Our Mission

The Student Health Center is committed to ensuring easy and accessible access to services for all enrolled students at Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology regardless of income level, ability to pay, age, color, gender, disability, religion, national origin, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or veteran status. The Student Health Center services are available to currently enrolled Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology students.

About Us

The Student Health Center is a comprehensive health center. We offer affordable and accessible quality medical and mental care. We house a small pharmacy for prescription and over-the-counter medications, an extensive medical staff with years of great experience, four licensed counselors for therapy services, and after-hours therapy services through TimelyCare.

After Hours

If you have an emergency or concern during the hours that the Student Health Center is closed, you can contact Lamar University Police Department through several methods. For emergencies, you can contact 409-880-7777. For non-emergencies, contact 409-880-8307. Students can also find the blue emergency light poles at various points across campus which ring directly to the LUPD police station which is located in between the Mary & John Gray Library, Setzer Center, and Communications Building.

Eligibility

All students at Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology who are enrolled in the current semester are eligible for services, so long as they have paid the student health fee. If you are unsure if you have paid the student health fee, check your tuition statement through your Banner account.

Financial Information

Medical: A fee of $10.00 will be billed to your account for each visit to the Student Health Center for medical appointments. Medications, lab tests, and procedures may incur additional charges which will also be applied to your account, unless you are using Academic Health Plan insurance. It is your responsibility to inquire about charges before accepting services. (Review patient rights and responsibilities here)
 
Counseling: Counseling appointments are always a flat fee of $10.00.
 
Private Insurance: The Student Health Center does not bill on commercial insurance, except for the Academic Health Plan which is offered to LU and LIT students, and TriCare, a military insurance plan.
 
If you do not have either of these plans, we can provide you with a statement that you can use to file an insurance claim if you wish. The statement is available on the Patient Portal. We recommend contacting your insurance company before your visit to make sure we are in network and to verify coverage.
 
No Insurance: We see all eligible Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology students, regardless of insurance coverage. The office visit charge is $10.00. Labs, medications, procedures, and durable medical equipment such as wraps and crutches are an additional charge. Charges are billed to the student account.

Medications

Medications dispensed from the Health Center may be in non-child proof containers. Keep all medication out of the reach of children.

Contact Information

Please provide a current working cell phone number, email address, and mailing address each time you are seen at the Health Center. If we cannot reach you by phone, we may attempt to reach you through your university e-mail address and/or your postal address with a non-detailed message asking you to contact us.

Privacy Practices

Our privacy policy is posted in the Health Center waiting room. Privacy policy brochures are available upon request. Your signature acknowledges that you have read, understand, and accept the above policies. Your signature also acknowledges your understanding of the privacy practices of Lamar University Student Health Center, which explains when, where, and why confidential health information may be used and shared.

Academic Health Plan - Student Insurance

Student health insurance coverage is recommended for all students, and is required for all international students.
 
Academic Health Plans covers the cost of office visits and lab work at Lamar University Student Health Center. The plan does not cover the cost of medications or durable medical goods (such as crutches and wraps) prescribed by the providers at the Student Health Center. It is the student's responsibility to inquire about the cost of medications and goods. The portion not covered will be applied to the student account.
 
If you choose to fill a medical prescription at an outside pharmacy, you should present your insurance card with the prescription. Co-pays vary for each tier of prescription medication at a retail pharmacy.
 
Visit the Academic Health Plans web site for detailed information, applications, and online enrollment.

Page updated 12/06/2023

SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

CALL 988
or
1-800-273-8255

CRISIS TEXT LINE

Text "HOME" to 741741
Envía un texto con la palabra AYUDA a 741741

EMERGENCY

On campus: (409) 880-7777
or use emergency phones (poles with blue lights)

Off campus: 911

After Hour Care Resources

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CONTACT THE SHC

Phone: (409) 880-8466
Fax: (409) 880-7703
Email:  shc@lamar.edu

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS

857 East Virginia
Beaumont, TX 77705
(Behind the Library, between the Dining Hall and Communications)