Loras College Health Center
The Loras College Health Center provides a range of health care services to the campus community. Those services include ambulatory care for most general medical problems and referral to appropriate specialists as necessary. We also provide health education and wellness promotion, self-care opportunities and loaning of equipment. These services are provided by professional registered nurses.
Health Requirements for Students
As part of our commitment to health and wellness promotion, we want to ensure that all students are protected against communicable disease.
Loras College follows the American College Health Association immunization guidelines:
All students, first year, transfer, international, and continuing education/graduate students registered for more than 7 credit hours and born after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of immunity to MMR (Rubeola, Mumps and Rubella). Students must provide an official signed and stamped record
showing proof of receiving 2 MMR
immunizations on or after their first birthday and at least 30 days apart OR
laboratory evidence of immunity (Rubeola and Rubella titers and Mumps IgG immune status) to the Loras College Health Center.
The Health Center will assist students needing immunizations or laboratory work. Students will be required to pay for the immunizations or laboratory work. Students needing both MMR immunizations must wait 30 days between shots.
Additional Requirements for International Students:
1. All International Students are required to have health insurance and provide proof of the health insurance to the Loras College Health Center within the first two weeks
of each semester. If a student does not have proof of health insurance, the student must purchase health insurance from Loras College. The Health Center staff will assist students who do not have insurance in the process of obtaining coverage. Click here to access the Lewer Insurance site for Loras International Students.
2. All International Students must report to the Loras College Health Center within two weeks
of arriving to campus for a baseline TB (tuberculosis) screening. The Health Center will schedule a time for the student to have a QuantiFERON -TB Gold Test drawn. International students are required to have a QuantiFERON -TB Gold Test completed in the United States in the past twelve months. This is the only acceptable TB test. Students will be required to pay for the test at the time of service. If a student previously tested positive for TB or has been treated for active TB disease, the student must attach documentation of the test and treatment with his/her health records. Students with positive tests will be referred to a local healthcare provider.
The above requirements must be met before students will be able to register for classes for the next semester. All documentation must be in English.
Complete and return the Personal Health History Form including your health insurance information and a copy of your insurance card to the Loras College Health Center.
Although not required, we highly recommend
that students be immunized for meningitis. Talk to your physician about the benefits of receiving the vaccination.
All patient visits and records kept by the Health Center are confidential. The Health Center may release copies of patient records with written permission from the patient. Parents of patients eighteen years and older, parents or spouses of emancipated minors, and other next of kin will not have access to the medical record without the written consent of the patient.
Privacy of confidential information is a social, legal, and ethical responsibility of organizations that receive medical information. The Loras College Health Center has a policy to protect the confidentiality of patient data, whether it is electronic or printed information.
The faculty, staff and administration are concerned about the health of all students who attend Loras College. Students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance. At this time, Loras is not sponsoring a specific insurance plan. View the Student Health Insurance Memo.
Sue Ross, R.N., firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Marti, R.N., BSN, email@example.com
Phone: (563) 588-7142
Fax: (563) 588-7659