The Health Services Office is located in the Student Life Building. The Director of Health Services can be reached at (903) 233-4445 from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 - 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Nurse visits are free of charge, and no appointment is needed. For after hours and weekend emergencies, students should contact their Resident Assistant, Resident Director, or University Police at (903) 233-4444. First Aid kit supplies may be obtained through University Police and the Resident Directors.
Through the Health Services Office on campus, students may receive the services listed below:
It is mandatory that all students submit a Health Record with completed immunizations. Students with incomplete records by the 10th day after classes have begun each semester will be administratively withdrawn. Those who are exempt must present acknowledgment in lieu of the immunizations. The consent for treatment must be filled out either stating approval by signature, or stating disapproval by marking denied. It is understood that denial will prohibit you receiving aid through campus Health Services and may prolong emergency services if you are unable to give consent for treatment. Recent legislation also requires that we receive your signature for receipt of the brochure titled, "Bacterial Meningitis: What Does It Mean To You?" which can be viewed online.
It is very important that students and/or parents contact the Director of Health Services during the FIRST week of school if the student has outstanding health problems or if the student will be administering his/her own injectable medication. Containers for the proper disposal of needles may be picked up and brought back to Health Services for disposal when filled. Proper disposal of needles is mandatory; fines may be imposed for infractions of this rule. Under NO circumstances are needles to be disposed of on the campus grounds.
Longview has two hospitals within minutes of the University (Good Shepherd Medical Center and Longview Regional Hospital). Good Shepherd Family Health Center is also available across the street from the front entrance to our campus offering easy access for our students.
|Good Shepherd Medical Center
621 North Fifth St | 700 East Marshall Ave
|Longview Regional Medical Center
2901 North Fourth St
|Good Shepherd Family Health Center
2131 South Mobberly Ave
Monday - Friday: 8-10:45 am; 1-3:45 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 3 pm
(Other appointments may be scheduled)
Quickcare (New Longview Regional Service)
Should a student need the care of other health personnel, he/she may receive help in locating and making appointments through the Director of Health Services. To avoid unnecessary delay in receiving medical attention, it is extremely important that you bring a list of local doctors approved by your insurance carrier and your insurance card.
Many local physicians request that the service be paid for at the time of the visit. Students will be responsible for taking all information concerning their insurance coverage to the provider, making their appointments when they are able, and providing their own transportation to and from appointments. Usually, their RA, RD, or a classmate will be available to help find transportation. A local taxi service and city bus service are also available. In emergencies, transportation will be found for them.
Should a student have an accident or be hospitalized while off-campus, the University should be notified as soon as possible through the Office of Student Life at (903) 233-4400.
It has become increasingly important for students to have basic medical protection. Frequently, proof of insurance or payment in advance is needed to avoid any delay in receiving medical treatment. LeTourneau University requires that all students (enrolled in six credit hours or more) have medical coverage. To comply with this requirement, students must please complete the online health insurance forms located on the Student Accounts insurance site. Failure to complete the waiver form will result in automatic enrollment into the coverage provided by the University.