Services for Students

lmu shs services for students

The following is a list of the services offered at Student Health Services (SHS):

  • Treatment for illnesses, injuries and preventive care
  • Women's health services
  • Dermatological care
  • Vaccinations and immunotherapy clinic
  • Laboratory and X-ray services
  • Health education and wellness programs

Student Health Entrance Requirements

As part of the Student Health Entrance Requirements, all incoming LMU students are required to have:

  • Documentation of two measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccines or proof of immunity (blood titer).
  • Completion of the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire.
  • Completion of the Consent for Treatment Form, or if a minor (under 18 years old) parent or legal guardian must review and sign a Consent for Treatment of a Minor.
  • Completion of the Notice of Privacy Practices indicating you have reviewed the document.

Learn more about LMU's Student Health Entrance Requirements.


The following vaccinations are recommended (but not required) and are available at the SHS.  Please call for an appointment:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)
  • Seasonal Flu
  • Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) or Td (Tenants/Diphtheria)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Allergy Injections

SHS offers an allergy immunotherapy clinic. For this service, a community healthcare provider must provide the antigens and injection instructions. Further, the immunotherapy course must have already been initiated by the allergist. Please note: The immunotherapy clinic is full to capacity for Spring 2018.

Medical Excuse Notes

SHS does not provide excuse notes for missed classes, exams, or school work.

Physical Exams

SHS does not perform pre-participation physicals for LMU athletes. SHS will perform physical exams required for volunteer work, study abroad programs, Los Angeles Unified School District, Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corp and other post-graduate service programs. If you have questions about a form that needs a signature of a healthcare provider, please call to see us.

Support Groups

Support groups addressing a number of topics including chronic illness, addiction, meditation and more are available at Loyola Marymount University.

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

As a patient, it is important to realize that you have both rights and responsibilities. This summary of patients’ rights and responsibilities describe how you can participate in receiving quality care.

You Have the Right

  • to privacy, and to be treated with respect, consideration and dignity
  • to confidential treatment of all personal health care information, and except when required by law, to have the opportunity to consent to or refuse the release of that information
  • to complete and accurate information about your health care, including diagnosis, treatment plan and prognosis. When it is medically inadvisable to give such information to you, the information will be provided to a person designated by you or to a legally authorized person
  • to participate in health care decision-making including the right to consent to or refuse treatment, except when such participation is contraindicated for medical reasons
  • to select a health care provider whenever possible; and to change health care providers by scheduling with a different provider
  • to review your medical records with a health care provider
  • to information about Student Health Center operations and services including hours of service and fees and payment policies
  • to be informed about procedures for giving feedback on services including how to make a suggestion and how to make formal complaints and file grievances
  • to information about advance directives and have an advance directive included in your medical record.

You Have the Responsibility

  • for your own health and to seek medical attention promptly
  • to be honest and direct about your medical history and all the information you provide about your health (i.e., complete and accurate health history; all medications being taken that have been prescribed by health care providers, as well as, over-the-counter products and dietary supplements; all allergies or sensitivities; any objections to the proposed treatment plan)
  • to ask questions and be sure you understand everything connected with your health
  • to follow health care advice and medical instructions
  • for your actions if you choose to not be treated or do not follow the advice or medical instructions
  • to communicate any significant changes in symptoms, side effects or failure to improve
  • to respect the policies and guidelines of Student Health Services
  • to show courtesy and respect to SHS staff and other patients
  • to keep appointments and be on time or to cancel in advance
  • for fees or medical charges posted to your student account
  • to provide useful feedback about services and policies
  • to inform the SHS staff if you have an advance directive and provide us a written copy to include in your medical record, if one exists

An advance directive is a legal document that describes the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you are no longer healthy enough to make choices for yourself/speak for yourself (i.e., if you are badly hurt or have a serious illness). An advance directive can also be a talk you have with your family and your health care provider about the kinds of care you want to have.

You have the right to have us follow your directions, as long as they are within the limits of the law and in agreement with our mission and scope of practice.