Student Health Services

Contact Information

Director: Douglas L. Steele, MA
E-mail: studenthealthservices@lcsc.edu
Office: SGC 205
Phone: 208-792-2251
FAX: 208-792-2882
Web: http://www.lcsc.edu/student-health

Overview

Student Health Services (SHS) provides basic health care needs and works collaboratively with students to achieve their basic physical and emotional health goals while helping the student move forward with their academic pursuits.

Services

SHS provides basic health care by licensed and experienced medical practitioners. All LCSC students are eligible to utilize services at SHS. Providers are available by appointment, walk-ins will be scheduled accordingly. Services include evaluation and treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, and wellness exams. Personal counseling services are available and are coordinated with Student Counseling Center. The sessions may address high-risk behaviors, alcohol and drug problems, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD and more. The SHS nurse can provide minor assessments, quick screens (influenza, mono, strep, UTI’s), immunizations, minor wound dressing changes, blood pressure and temperature checks, and on-site lab draws. In addition SHS provides both individual and population based educational programming and presentations.

Additional services include: Over the counter medications, flu shot clinic, STD testing, and teaching resources and material for many different health and wellness topics. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays. Student Health Services is open 12 months out of the year and is closed on holidays.

Fees

A flat fee is charged for each office visit with the health care practitioner but additional charges are assessed for any further testing ordered by a provider. There are also minimal fees to see the registered nurses, depending on the service requested. SHS currently bills select insurance companies and will provide direction for students to file claims with other insurance companies that SHS does not bill directly. All fees are due at the time of a scheduled appointment; payment arrangements are available but all accounts must be paid in full by the end of each semester. All outstanding accounts will result in a ‘Hold’ being placed on the student account until the account is paid in full (a Hold includes not being able to cannot register, receive diploma, etc.)

Confidentiality

All patient/student information is confidential. Student Health is a FERPA compliant service; information in students’ medical charts is viewed only by health care providers involved directly in the plan of care for each individual. The student must provide written permission to the staff in Student Health Services authorizing release of any medical information to anyone other than those professionals directly involved in the plan of care. All information provided to the medical or office staff is protected and confidential.