Health Services


  • Health Services
  • Immunization Requirements
  • Local Clinics
  • Counseling Center

LeTourneau has its own on-campus nurse who is ready to administer first aid like giving you an ice pack if you take a hard fall playing intramural sports. The nurse can also give you free over-the-counter cold medicine for your sniffles.

SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
  • Allergy shots and other injections - Requires a prescription and approval to be administered without the presence of a physician. Medication must be provided by the patient. For students receiving allergy shots, an epinephrine pen (EpiPen) must also be provided
  • Referrals and appointments to other health care providers
  • Help in obtaining a "family" physician
  • Over-the counter medications dispensed at no charge
  • Coordinating services with physician
  • "House calls" to residence halls, as needed, when student is unable to come to the Health Services Office
  • Follow-up care by nurse as needed
  • Parental calls during office hours (8AM-12:30PM and 1:30PM-3PM Mon-Fri), or at other times when notified of need

All students are required to have a Health Record on file prior to beginning classes. You may complete your health record online on the Registration tab of my.letu.edu (LetNet username and password required).

Each semester, all students are required to complete the TB Screening Questionnaire online through the Registration Checklist at my.letu.edu.

 

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS (ALL STUDENTS)

In order to protect the health of all LeTourneau University students, the University requires proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccine (or affidavit declining the vaccination) prior to enrollment for all students taking at least one class on-ground. We also require students to complete the LETU Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire prior to registration each semester. Students who take all of their classes online are exempt from these requirements.

  • Meningitis Vaccine - A bacterial meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years, and administered at least 10 days prior to the beginning of your first semester.
    • Students who are 22 years or older are exempt from this requirement
    • Information regarding Texas law revisions of the Bacterial Meningitis Policy may be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=9DED5420-1C09-11E8-BC500050560100A9
    • While any of the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccines are acceptable, please see the "Meningococcal Serogroup B (MenB)" section of the above link if you have questions about which vaccine to receive.
    • Conscientious Objection Form - Student who desire an exemption from vaccine requirements must use the official Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) form. The DSHS form may be ordered electronically. It is then mailed from DSHS to the student and it may take several weeks to receive the form from the State. The State requires that LETU retain the original notarized document - within 90 days of being notarized - so copies and scans will not be accepted. If a scan of this document is uploaded through the Registration Checklist, LETU must also receive the original document to clear the hold.
  • Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire - All LETU students are required to complete the LETU Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire prior to registration each semester. Follow-up testing may be required based on the results of your screening.
    • International students have different TB requirements. See below for details.
  • Meningitis Vaccine Documentation may be scanned and uploaded on your my.letu.edu account from your Registration Checklist or on the Student Life tab.
    • Documentation and official state exemption forms may also be sent by mail to: LETU Student Health Services, P.O. Box 7001, Longview, TX 75607

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Meningitis Vaccine - A bacterial meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years, and administered at least 10 days prior to the beginning of your first semester
    • For additional information, see description above
  • Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire - All LETU students are required to complete the LETU Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire prior to registration each semester. Follow-up testing may be required based on the results of your screening.
  • T-Spot Test - A T-Spot blood test is required of all incoming International Students, and the screening is required for each following semester.
    • The test will be administered by LETU Student Health Services, and the fee for the test will be applied to your student account.
    • The T-Spot test will be scheduled during Orientation.
    • T-Spot is not a vaccine, and therefore, the Conscientious Objection form does NOT apply.
    • Students with prior BCG immunization still require the T-Spot test.
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - 2 doses are required.
  • Completed documentation can be scanned and uploaded on your my.letu.edu account from your Registration Checklist or on the Student Life tab.

HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAMS

Students enrolled in a health science program, as defined by the State of Texas, are required by state law [25 TAC. Pt 1. Ch 97B. §97.64] to be compliant with certain immunization requirements prior to the beginning of their clinical rotations. The School of Nursing will assure that health science students comply with state laws regarding required immunizations.

OTHER RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS

Even though we only require the meningitis vaccine for most of our students, the Office of Student Health Services recommends that every student, and their family members, review our list of immunizations most appropriate for the university student. This list of recommended vaccinations was adapted from research by the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Other Recommended Vaccinations
MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) 1 or 2 Doses

TD/DTP/DTaP/Tdap
(Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)

1 Dose every 10 years
Varicella (Chickenpox) 2 Doses
Hepatitis B 3 Doses
Influenza 1 Dose annually

The following medical facility listings are provided as a service to LeTourneau University faculty, staff and students. There is no implicit endorsement of any provider, and choice is the responsibility of the patient.


 

QUICKCARE

2021 West Loop 281
Longview, Texas 75605
Phone: 903.295.1396
Business Hours:
Monday-Saturday 7AM-7PM
Closed Sunday
Walk-in Services Available

 

HEALTH CARE EXPRESS

1509 W. Loop 281
Longview, TX 75604
Phone: 903.759.9355
Business Hours:
Daily: 8AM-8PM
Walk-In Services Available

 

CHRISTUS TRINITY URGENT CARE

1761 W Loop 281 
Longview, TX 75604
Phone: 903.297.1733
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM,
Saturday-Sunday 8AM-6PM
Walk-in Services Available

 


HOSPITALS/EMERGENCY ROOMS

 

CHRISTUS GOOD SHEPHERD MEDICAL CENTER

Phone: 903.315.2000
700 E. Marshall Ave.
Longview, TX 75601

 

CHRISTUS GOOD SHEPHERD NORTHPARK MEDICAL PLAZA

Phone: 903.544.9700
323 East Hawkins Parkway
Longview, TX 75605

 

LONGVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Phone: 903.758.1818
2901 N. 4th St.
Longview, TX 75605

 

HOSPITALITY HEALTH ER

Phone: 903.753.1212
3111 McCann Road
Longview, TX 75605

 

EXCEL ER

Phone: 903.553.0911
120 East Loop 281
Longview, TX 75605

LETU's Counseling Center provides counseling services to students and the local community.


Jerrie Reynolds, R.N.
Director of Health Services

JerrieReynolds@letu.edu
(903) 233-4445

 

Office Hours:
8AM-Noon & 1-3PM, Mon-Fri