Bienvenue!  Welcome to the 2017-2018 Care for the Pack blog.  It is my pleasure to introduce to you a new academic year of the blog spot for the Loyola University New Orleans University Counseling Center (UCC) and Student Health Services (SHS).  Here you will find resources, news, reflections, links, and event information to promote your physical and mental well-being.  You will hear from psychologists, counselors, social workers, students, office managers, nurses, and nurse practitioners and we will cover a variety of topics including stress management, eating disorder awareness, sexual assault awareness, substance abuse prevention, suicide awareness, and managing allergies in New Orleans, just to name a few.

Before I share highlights of our departments, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to students who are from Texas or who may have family or loved ones affected by the catastrophic rains, rising rivers, and dangerous floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey.  If you need at any point to talk with someone, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the UCC.  We are here to help 24/7 and can connect you to resources beyond our services, if needed.

In case you didn’t already know, both the University Counseling Center (UCC) and Student Health Services (SHS) are located in the Danna Center.  The UCC is located directly above the Orleans Room and SHS is located directly below the Orleans Room.  Office hours for both clinics are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:45pm and services are free to all enrolled students.  Please call for an appointment in either department.  The UCC can be reached at 504.865.3835 and the SHS can be reached at 504.865.3326.

UCC highlights:

  • Individual, couples and group counseling
  • Anxiety management workshops
  • Medication management
  • Daily walk-in triage and crisis appointments
  • ADHD testing

SHS highlights:

  • Urgent care clinic on campus
  • Well woman exams
  • Lab work
  • Referrals to area specialists and dentists
  • Orthopedic services

Counseling is available 24/7 by contacting the UCC counselor-on-call.  During business hours, call 504. 865.3835 to schedule an appointment and/or to request to speak with the counselor on-call. After hours and on weekends, call 504.865.3835 and press 1 at the voicemail prompt to be immediately connected to a trained and licensed mental health professional.  Student Health Services does not carry after-hours coverage but an ambulance can be requested by calling LUPD at 504.865.3434 for on-campus medical emergencies.  For non-emergency care, Ochsner On-call is a 24/7 free nurse care line that can be reached at 1.800.231.5257.

Thanks for taking the time to stop in for a preview of our Care for the Pack blog.  We look forward to sharing information with you for a healthy and happy academic year!

Take care,

Dr. Bourque

 

 

 

 

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