LSU and Our Lady of the Lake Health Are Partnering to Operate the Student Health Center
LSU and Our Lady of the Lake Health are partnering to operate LSU’s Student Health
Center, beginning Feb. 22.
Our Lady of the Lake will provide the services for the Medical Clinic and Mental Health
Service, and LSU will continue to provide the services for the Gynecology (GYN) Clinic,
Wellness and Health Promotion, and the Lighthouse Program.
Patients at the Student Health Center can anticipate continued access to the high-quality,
inclusive health care they have come to rely on, and all providers and staff will
continue to serve in their current roles.
Additionally, services at the Student Health Center are being enhanced to meet students’
evolving healthcare needs, including:
- increased financial assistance for uninsured and underinsured students;
- prescription deliveries to residence halls and off-campus housing for students who
are unable to access a community pharmacy;
- expanded access to telehealth with after-hours and weekend availability;
- access to a free 24/7 nurse advice line in Lakeline Direct; and
- an integrated and personal electronic health record that will follow a student needing
advanced medical care beyond campus.
Immediate changes that will be visible to patients will include new logos and branding
that may appear on signs, medical statements, bills, and websites, and a new secure
online health portal called MyChart*, through which patients can track their appointments
and test results and direct message their providers. MyChart will replace the Student
Health Center’s online portal for most services; however, the center’s existing portal
will still be used for some services, such as immunization records for incoming students.
Patients at the Student Health Center can expect to see branding for Our Lady of the
Lake Health, or Our Lady of the Lake, as well as its parent company, Franciscan Missionaries
of Our Lady Health System, and the Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group. Patients
may be redirected to a new portal or a different website featuring one or more of
the aforementioned partner names.
“The health and wellbeing of LSU students remains our highest priority,” said Julie
Hupperich, executive director of the Student Health Center. “Our goal is to enhance
and expand related services, programs, and events available within the campus community,
in partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Health.”
Last February, Our Lady of the Lake Health announced an historic $170 million investment
in LSU, including a $40 million commitment to develop an end-to-end healthcare experience
within the LSU Student Health Center and provide increased financial assistance to
uninsured and underinsured LSU students. This is the next step in that effort and
will build upon years of Our Lady of the Lake Health and LSU working together on this
campus and with our LSU Health New Orleans campus to advance medical education and
healthcare in Louisiana.
Our Lady of the Lake Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Baton
Rouge that is committed to serving the Capital Region and building a healthy community
through excellence in patient care and education. Our Lady of the Lake is Louisiana’s
largest acute-care provider with more than 1,000 licensed beds in its Regional Medical
Center, dedicated Children’s Hospital, hospital in Gonzales, La., and two freestanding
emergency rooms. Our Lady of the Lake also has a 600+ provider Physician Group with
numerous ambulatory facilities and expansive community outreach.
Our Lady of the Lake provides comprehensive healthcare services for common to complex
conditions and is a primary teaching site for graduate medical education programs
recognized in the areas of heart and vascular, trauma and emergency care, stroke,
cancer care, advanced surgical procedures and more.
The LSU Student Health Center offers quality, inclusive care and outreach in the campus
community. The Medical Clinics, Mental Health Service, the Office of Wellness & Health
Promotion, and The Lighthouse Program work in concert to support student health and
wellbeing and ultimately their retention, success, and graduation. The Student Health
Center has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health
Care (AAAHC) since 1987, most recently re-accredited in January 2020, placing it among
the top university health centers in the country.