Billing & Insurance
The LSU Student Health Center is "in-network" with most major US-based insurance plans, including Louisiana Medicaid. Students are now able to conveniently use their insurance benefits at the SHC for services which are billed, including primary care, specialty care, sexual health and gynecology, psychiatry, injections, lab tests and x-rays.
LSU Student Health Insurance Plan with UnitedHealthcare
Who is Eligible?
All full-time and part-time students registered for resident study, excluding Continuing Education participants, are eligible to purchase the plan for themselves and their dependents.
Attention International Students: All non-immigrant, international students in F-1 and J-1 student visa status are required to purchase and maintain adequate medical insurance coverage while they are enrolled at LSU. Therefore, these students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the University-sponsored plan, Gallagher Student Health/United HealthCare. Students who wish to decline the University-sponsored plan coverage must submit an online waiver form and proof of comparable, alternative medical insurance coverage to Gallagher Student Health by the 14th class day of each semester. The alternative insurance policy must provide similar or more extensive coverage, as compared to the University-sponsored plan, for it to be accepted. Only after confirmation of the waiver approval is received at Office of Bursar Operations will the charge for the University-sponsored plan be credited to the student’s fee bill.
Attention Graduate Assistants: Beginning in Fall 2023, all GAs (domestic and international) that are enrolled full-time as a graduate student and appointed as a Graduate Assistant in Workday at 50% effort will automatically be enrolled in and charged for the University-sponsored plan. Grad Assistants who wish to decline the University-sponsored plan coverage must submit an online waiver form and proof of alternative medical insurance to Gallagher Student Health by the 14th class day of each term. Only after confirmation of the waiver approval is received at Office of Bursar Operations will the charge & stipend for the University-sponsored plan be removed from the GA’s fee bill.
2023-24 Policy Year Pricing:
International Students and Graduate Assistants
|08/14/2023 - 08/13/2024
|08/14/2023 - 01/05/2024
|01/06/2024 - 05/31/2024
|06/01/2024 - 08/13/2024
|08/14/2023 - 08/13/2024
|08/14/2023 - 01/05/2024
|01/06/2024 - 08/13/2024
|05/22/2024 - 08/13/2024
How to Enroll
Students may enroll themselves through myLSU (Additional Services section of Registration
Services tab) or directly online with the insurance company. This can be done from
class registration through the 14th class day of that semester.
The open enrollment period for Spring 2024 coverage is December 5, 2023 - February 2,2024.
myLSU Health Insurance Codes:
|Annual (08/14/23 - 08/13/24)
|Fall (8/14/23 - 1/5/24)
|Spring/Summer (1/6/24 - 8/13/24)
Students wanting to utilize any of the following options MUST do so online directly with the insurance company:
- enroll in the monthly payment plan
- purchase coverage for dependents
Visit www.gallagherstudent.com/lsu-batonrouge for more details.
If your class schedule is purged for any reason, you must ensure the insurance is reassessed on the subsequent Bursar Office bill.
It is extremely important that you read the plan brochure to understand the specific terms and conditions, benefits, coverage limitations and policy exclusions that are described therein.
The plan has cost containment features to keep your health costs as low as possible while maximizing your premium dollar and conserving your benefits, as appropriate. Please pay special attention to the Referrals section. You are responsible for obtaining new or renewal referrals when they are required. Full Plan Certificates are available on the insurance company's website.
Students enrolled in the University-sponsored insurance must use the resources of the LSU Student Health Center first, where treatment will be administered or a referral issued. In order to access the Student Health Center services, they must pay the Student Health Fee each semester.
- Part-time students will be required to pay this fee.
- If a non-student spouse would like to access Health Center services, their student spouse must be eligible, and they, too, must pay the Student Health Fee.
For more information about the Student Health Center Eligibility, view Access to Services, Eligibility, on our Policies page..
Students and their dependents also have the ability to select stand-alone Vision and Dental programs administered by Humana. Coverage under one of the health plans is not required to purchase the Vision or Dental products. Enrollment in the Vision and Dental programs should be handled online directly with the insurance company.
Insurance Company Contact:
Gallagher Student Health
Email and Live Chat options available on above site
Claims company: www.uhcsr.com
24/7 medical advice: HealthiestYou, www.healthiestyou.com
The Student Health Center is offering a forum to provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the insurance and billing process. Registration is not required.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Placeholder text for financial assistance information and contact name / number/ or email.
Apply for FMOLHS Financial Assistance
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) is committed to providing financial assistance to those who have healthcare needs and are uninsured or underinsured, for emergency or medically necessary care, based on the patient’s individual financial situation. Patients seeking financial assistance must apply for the program.
Contact Us Today
To see if you qualify for financial assistance and for FREE confidential help in applying, contact Our Lady of the Lake and ask for the Admissions Department. A Financial Counselor will be happy to assist you. The full policy and applications are also available online or by mail.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
5000 Hennessy Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 765-7921 or (800) 327-3284
In-person assistance is offered Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Admissions Department can be found by following the clearly marked signage in the public pathways at the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center hospital.
Before Your Appointment
Student Health Fee (SHF)
Students pay the Student Health Fee (SHF), as part of full-time tuition and fees; part-time students and non-student spouses have the option to pay the SHF. As noted in the SHC eligibility policy, any student wishing to use the SHC must pay the SHF. This fee is not covered by insurance, nor is it an insurance plan. It is eligible to transfer to the student fee bill.
The SHF covers:
- Telephone nurse triage
- Physical rehabilitation
- Health history and immunization processing and compliance verification
- Public health services or benefits that are essential for either personal safety or campus community health and safety
- Counseling services including crisis intervention, individual counseling and group sessions
- Wellness coaching, programs, services, and events
- Nutrition counseling
- Interpersonal violence support and prevention services
- Referral coordination and case management services
- Administrative support costs
- Facilities maintenance, repair, and enhancement
- Health and well-being strategic initiatives
Privacy Considerations Related to Health Insurance
When you use your health insurance, the billing company files a claim with the health insurance company for the charges incurred at your visit. When the insurance company processes that claim, they send the policy holder a statement called an Explanation of Benefits (EOB). The SHC has no control over the address to which the EOB is sent.
If you have insurance but you do not want the policy holder to know about your visit to the SHC, you may choose not to use your insurance for that appointment. You can request to self-pay your insurance, recognizing that the health care costs will typically be more. You will be charged the self-pay co-pay for the visit and the full cost for some other services, like labs. Any remaining balance will be billed to the address provided.
It is your responsibility to verify all charges and exclusions with the cashier at checkout, prior to leaving the SHC.
If you choose to file any portion of your visit to insurance, you are consenting to the SHC releasing the necessary documents for payment. While not common, the insurance company may request the health record to verify necessity to approve payment. The complete chart note for the date of service in question will be released; however, any excluded items will not be processed for payments and will not show up on the EOB received by the policy holder.