Medical Services

The Student Health Center is committed to providing quality health care to the students of Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology. We offer many medical services, including the following:

  • Examination, diagnosis, and treatment of acute illness or injury
  • Diagnostic laboratory procedures
  • Gynecological/Well Woman exams
  • Clinic pharmacy
  • Over-the-counter pharmacy items
  • Confidential STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing and treatment
  • HIV/AIDS testing
  • Immunizations, titers, TB (tuberculosis) testing
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • Mental health counseling with licensed counselors
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Information about referrals
  • Nursing and Allied Health physicals
  • Health education (individual or group)
  • Sutures, wound care, and splinting

Women's Health Services

The Student Health Center offers a wide variety of women's health services to currently enrolled students.

  • Emergency Contraception (Plan B)
  • Pregnancy testing and referral
  • Gynecological/Well Woman exams, and pap smears
  • Menstrual cramps, PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
  • PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)
  • Confidential STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing and treatment
  • HIV/AIDS testing
  • Diagnose and treat urinary tract infections
  • Diagnose and treat yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • Breast exam and instruction in self-examination
  • Referrals as needed

Limitations to Our Services

Chronic Illness or Pregnancy

The Student Health Center requires students with chronic health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or pregnancy to be managed by their personal health care provider. Evaluation and treatment of certain non-related acute illnesses may be available at the Student Health Center, in collaboration with the personal health care provider.

Work-Related Injuries and Workman's Compensation

Work-related injuries occurring off-campus must be evaluated and treated by the student's personal physician or by a health care provider designated by the student's employer. Lamar University employees, student assistants, and other university staff and faculty who are injured while working at the university will report to their immediate supervisor for instructions regarding treatment. All work-related injuries must be reported to Human Resources.

Automobile Accidents

Students who sustain injuries as a result of an automobile accident must receive initial evaluation and treatment by a private, off-campus physician, local clinic, or hospital emergency department. The Student Health Center does not provide initial evaluation or treatment for these injuries due to the possibility of long-term healthcare needs and the lack of immediate access to diagnostic imaging.

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