FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The MMR vaccines are good for life, the Tetanus-Diphtheria have to be taken every 10 years, Meningitis every 5 years and the TB Skin Test must be taken within 6 months of registration.

The State of Louisiana requires any one attending school in Louisiana to submit this documentation in order to attend school in Louisiana. If you are unable to obtain a copy from your previous school or family physician you will have to retake the required immunizations. (MMR's, Tetanus, Meningitis, TB Skin Test)

New entrants, transfer students or former returning students who have been accepted to Xavier University of Louisiana, are automatically placed on "medical hold" until you satisfy the immunization and tuberculosis screening requirements. Only after satisfying all of the requirements will your medical hold be removed. At this point, you will then be able to register for classes.

Medically cleared means you have completed and submitted all required immunizations and tuberculosis screening requirements to Student Health Services.

All medical records are considered confidential. If submitting a copy of your medical records to us, please make sure to put your student ID number on each page of your document(s) and you may mail, hand deliver or fax those to: Fax# (504)520-7962

Mailing Address

Xavier University of Louisiana
Student Health Services
1 Drexel Drive Box 36
New Orleans, La. 70125-1098

Physical Address

St. Joseph Academic & Health Resource Center
Bldg. 13 – 2nd Floor, Ste. 217

Students wishing to obtain a copy of their medical records must complete an Authorization for Release of Information Form and fax completed form to (504)520-7962 or mail to: 1 Drexel Drive, Box 36, New Orleans, La. 70125.

Yes, students must contact the Cashier's Office @ (504)520-5226 to submit payment. Upon receipt of the Release of Authorization form and notification from the cashiers office of payment your request will be fulfilled within 48 -72 hours.

NO! All visits are confidential and are not part of your academic record. Information in the medical record may only be shared if you sign an authorization to disclose protected health information. Read more

Yes, All students enrolled in the university may be seen in Student Health Services clinic. Students will be asked to swipe their student ID card to obtain services.

Student Health does not accept or bill medical insurance for services rendered. Insurance information is obtained to submit to providers e.g. LabCorp.

Yes, all undergraduate students are required to have medical insurance that will cover them in the New Orleans area.

Yes, all undergraduate students are automatically enrolled, students must complete an on-line waiver form during the open waiver period @ gallagherstudent.com to opt out of the insurance plan.

Fall Waiver Period → May – September / Spring Waiver Period → December – January.

No. There are several pharmacies within walking distance of the campus that accept most prescription plans 
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