Jan 22, 2019  
School of Allied Health Professions Student Handbook 2017-2018 
School of Allied Health Professions Student Handbook 2017-2018

Student Services

Student Affairs Office
Registrar’s Office
Transcript Requests
Enrollment Verification
Degree Verification
Notary Public Services
Financial Aid Office
Bursar’s Office
Occupational Student Health Program
Student Health Insurance
Student Success Center
Medication Management
Academic Support Services
Emotional Support Services
SAHP Student Lounge & Computer Lab
Dining Services


Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs is comprised of the Office of Admissions and Records and Office of Student Life and Alumni Affairs. The Directors of these respective offices serve the School of Allied Health Professions as the primary contacts for prospective, incoming, and current Allied Health students and alumni. 

The Office of Student Affairs objectives: 

  1. To aid each department in recruiting qualified students committed to professional education.
  2. To assist students in the successful completion of their applications, admissions, registrations, graduation requirements, and procedures.
  3. To provide orientation and ongoing assistance regarding procurement of financial aid, medical, and counseling services.
  4. To assist students in being well-informed as to their rights and our regulations.
  5. To assist in maintaining a Student Government Association which embodies equal representation from each and every program.
  6. To aid students in the planning and implementation of activities which provide educational and/or social interaction.
  7. To serve as a liaison among our administration, faculty, staff, and the student body.
  8. To develop community awareness and appreciation of the Allied Health Professions.

Any questions related to the Student Services section of the SAHP Student Handbook should be directed to: 

Madeline Fechter, MPH
Director of Admissions and Records

Valorie Lurry
Director of Student Life and Alumni Affairs

Registrar’s Office

The Office of the Registrar is located on the first floor of the Medical School Building room 1-212. Regular office hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. 

Mailing address: Office of the Registrar, 1501 Kings Hwy., Shreveport, LA  71103.
Phone: (318)-675-5205 
Fax: (318)-675-4758 
Email: shvreg@lsuhsc.edu 
Website: http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/Education/registraroffice/index  

Transcript Requests

Official LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport transcripts of an academic record may be ordered online through the National Student Clearinghouse website at https://www.studentclearinghouse.org/secure_area/Transcript/to_bridge.asp. The University is listed as “LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.” The cost is $2 per copy plus a $2.25 per recipient processing fee.  By utilizing this online service, transcripts may be ordered around the clock and on weekends and holidays. Students can order as many transcripts as desired during a single session using a major credit card, and the credit card will only be charged after your order has been completed. Order updates are available via mobile text message and email. Students can track their order online using their email address and order number. Students’ signed consent will be required to fulfill the transcript order. A consent form will be generated for each order that the user can approve instantly online. 

Unofficial transcripts may be accessed by logging onto the PeopleSoft Academic Self Service portal using your LSUHSC email user id and password. If you need assistance with viewing your unofficial transcript, please follow this link: http://myhsc.lsuhscshreveport.edu/Uploads/Public/Documents/Registrar/View%20Unoffical%20Transcript_JOBAID_SSS.pdf. For students/alumni that cannot access the PeopleSoft Academic Self Service portal to view their unofficial transcript, please contact the Registrar’s Office for assistance.

Enrollment Verification

Enrollment Verification certificates are available to currently enrolled students.  Students may print their own verification certificate by logging onto our secure portal using their LSUHSC user id and password provided by the National Student Clearinghouse.  Outside agencies requiring a verification of enrollment should contact the Clearinghouse online at www.studentclearinghouse.org or by phone at (703)-742-4200.

Degree Verification

LSUHSC - Shreveport has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as our agent for verification of student degrees.  Outside agencies requiring a verification of degree should be directed to contact the Clearinghouse online at www.degreeverify.org or by phone at (703)-742-4200.  If a student/alumni is applying for a state medical license, please contact the Registrar’s Office for clarification. The University’s institutional school code is 008067. If a student/alumni is trying to verify a residency or fellowship verification, please visit the Graduate Medical Education office for further information by following this link: http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/Education/gme/postgraduatetraining/index.  

Notary Public Services

Notary services are provided free of charge to all LSUHSC students and faculty and staff. If a student needs a document notarized please contact the Registrar at (318) 675-5205 prior to visiting the office in room 1-212 in the Medical School.

Financial Aid Office

The LSU Health Shreveport, Office of Student Financial Aid, is committed to our mission of providing the best possible service to students who need help meeting the costs of higher education. The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to ensure that higher education is financially accessible to all of its students. The primary sources of aid are funded by Federal and State programs. The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of the Medical School Building room 1-214. Regular office hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. 

Students are encouraged to visit http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/departments/AdministrativeDepartments/financialaid/index and review the Student Rights and Responsibilities, Application and Awarding Process, Fee Payment and Disbursement of Aid, Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress as well as other important topics outlined.

TITLE IV SCHOOL CODE (For FAFSA and Loan Application Use): 00806700

Mailing address: Financial Aid Office, 1501 Kings Hwy., Shreveport, LA  71103.
Phone: (318)-675-5561
Fax: (318)-675-7893
Email: shvfinaid@lsuhsc.edu
Website: http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/departments/AdministrativeDepartments/financialaid/index

Bursar’s Office

The Bursar’s Office is located on the first floor of the Medical School Building room 1-218. Regular office hours are from 8:00am to 3:15pm Monday through Friday. 

Students should visit http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/education/registraroffice/tuition-and-fees in regard to tuition and fees and payment options. 

Mailing address: Bursar’s Office (Cashier’s Window), 1501 Kings Hwy., Shreveport, LA  71103.
Phone: (318)-675-5224
Fax: (318)-675-5419
Email: shvbursar@lsuhsc.edu 

Occupational Student Health Program

The Student Health Program provides limited primary care to all LSUHSC students.  For anything beyond the listed services, students should check with their individual insurance company and make an appointment with an approved provider.

Student/Employee Health Clinic

Location:  3rd floor of Building A (Comprehensive Care Bldg.)

Phone number:  318-626-0661

Hours: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F, after 4:00 pm report to the Emergency Room for On-the-job injuries or Exposures to blood and/or body fluid.

Immunizations:  Student/Employee health will handle student immunization records, updating of student immunizations, post-exposure chemoprophylaxis (needle-stick), TB testing, on the job injuries etc.  The Student Health Clinic will also provide flu immunizations for students, free of charge, at the appropriate time of year.

Walk-in Clinic:  For other complaints such as, flu/fever/cough & cold/ earaches, sinus infections, nausea, vomiting/ minor injuries Student Health provides a walk-in clinic (similar to a Quick Care setting).  Once the general assessment of the compliant has been obtained, the Internal Medicine Chief Resident will be paged for diagnosis and treatment. If further treatment or testing is recommended, students will be referred to the appropriate UH clinic. Please note the student’s personal insurance policy will be charged for any UH clinic visit.

Student Health Insurance

LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport has a registration requirement that all currently enrolled students must either enroll in the policy endorsed by the school or complete a waiver and provide proof of acceptable insurance coverage by the waiver deadline to the Registrar’s office.  For newly accepted students, you will receive email notification from the Registrar’s office regarding procedures for complying with this requirement.  Since the current student health insurance plan is compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), students should have comparable coverage to the plan that is offered by the University (e.g., aggregate maximum benefit per covered person per policy year should be unlimited).  Thus, all waivers submitted must meet the PPACA guidelines in order to be acceptable. Coverage must be maintained throughout the duration of enrollment.  Non-compliance at any time during a student’s enrollment may result in suspension and/or dismissal.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. coordinates the Student Health Insurance plan offered through United Healthcare. Currently enrolled students are eligible to enroll in the plan by the enrollment deadline by visiting www.gallagherstudent.com/LSU-HSCShreveport. Currently enrolled students with proof of acceptable alternate health insurance coverage who wish to waive coverage are required to visit www.gallagherstudent.com/LSU-HSCShreveport and complete the waiver process by the applicable waiver deadline.

Premiums are outlined in the FAQ on the Gallagher website and are payable through their website. Premiums are not included in the tuition and fees bill. It is the responsibility of the student to make certain that the premium is received by the company.  Detailed information on the plan and coverage is found at www.gallagherstudent.com/LSU-HSCShreveport.

Students who initially waived the student insurance plan can petition to add coverage if they experience a qualifying event. Please visit the Gallagher website and click on Petition to Add on the left hand menu for further details and pricing. 

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is a wellness program that offers academic and emotional support services to the students at the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine and School of Allied Health Professions. 


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty Clinic
820 Jordan Street, Suite 104
Shreveport, LA 71101

Hours/ Scheduling an Appointment

Students and residents who are interested in scheduling an appointment can call the Student Success Center at 318-676-5002, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.  

Student Success Center staff are available on an emergency basis at the following number: 903-407-2000 

If you feel like you or someone you know is in a mental health emergency or at threatening to harm yourself or others, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


There is no out-of-pocket expense to students who have paid tuition and fees. Students’ insurance may be billed for medication management.

The Student Success Center offers the following student services:

Medication Management

The Student Success Center offers medication management services. When used together, psychotropic medication and therapy are the most effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. Medications are prescribed when symptoms of mental or emotional illness are severe, persistent, and interfere with normal functioning. 

Academic Support

The Student Success Center provides counseling and support services for a range of academic issues including test anxiety and stress management. Staff offer guidance to students who need assistance developing new study skills. In addition to anxiety and study skills, staff also help students manage their time so that they can achieve maximum efficiency and learn to avoid procrastination. 

Emotional Support

The Student Success Center provides counseling ranging from short-term problem resolution to more intensive psychotherapy. It can be useful to those with mild difficulty in their lives as well as those with more serious or longstanding problems. People seek counseling for a wide range of problems. For example, some people come to get help with a difficult decision and others come because they feel overwhelmed by the stressors in their lives. Some common reasons for coming to counseling include relationship problems, academic anxieties, feeling unusually sad, irritability, sleep problems, eating problems, having a hard time paying attention, feeling lonely, suicidal thoughts, and worrying too much.



The LSUHSC Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Medical School, is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The bookstore sells textbooks, computer software, and materials required as necessary tools for your education. Also available is a selection of cards and items bearing the LSU logo. The bookstore also handles orders for Graduation cap and gown rental, which should be arranged two full months prior to Graduation. 


LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library currently occupies over 39,000 square feet on three floors, with seating for 312 users at tables, at carrels, and in study rooms. It also houses five small-group teaching rooms, teleconferencing facilities (with seating for 23), and two computer labs. The computer lab in 1-417 has 29 Windows 7 workstations, and the computer lab in 1-419 has 20 Windows 7 workstations. Both labs have a projection system for teaching classes. Five scanners are provided throughout the Library for incorporation of graphic images into PowerPoint presentations. A book scanner is available in the copy room. Black-and-white printing and copying, and color printing, are available. Network connectivity for laptop computers is provided both through wired Ethernet jacks located in public areas on all three floors, and through wireless networking.

The Library provides access to 152 databases, 1,764 electronic books, and 4,809 current electronic journals. In addition, the Library collection includes over 163,000 print volumes (books and older bound journal volumes). The Library also houses selected archival materials about the heritage and founding of the health sciences center.

The Library is open 102.5 hours per week. Remote access to the online catalog, databases, and electronic resources is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through the institution’s virtual private network (VPN) for LSU Health Shreveport students, faculty and staff.

In summary, the LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library provides LSU Health Shreveport affiliates with ready access to critically important information required for research, patient care, and teaching.

Contact Information


Allied Health Library Liaisons

Follow this link for program-specific library liaisons: http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu/node/22

The department liaison is a librarian who has been formally designated as the primary contact person between the library and your academic unit. The liaison’s role is to foster two-way communication between the library and your academic department or program.
The liaison establishes a relationship with the faculty in your academic unit and becomes familiar with your subject discipline and its resources. S/He works with the faculty to ensure that relevant information access skills and tools are incorporated into all levels of the program to which s/he’s assigned.

Library Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Library Services

SAHP Student Lounge & Computer Lab

The Student Lounge is located in the School of Allied Health Building in room 1-129. There are microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, ice maker, and vending machines available to Allied Health students.  

The Student Computer Lab is located in the School of Allied Health Building in room 1-131. There are computers available for Allied Health students as well as printing and copying services. 

Dining Services


The LSUHSC Cafeteria is located on the ground floor of the Hospital. The spacious dining facility provides hot meals and cold items at reasonable prices. Cafeteria hours are 6:15 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 6:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Catering for school sponsored events is available by special arrangement through the Office of Student Affairs. The schedule for cafeteria service is as follows:


Breakfast: (hot line) 6:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: (hot line) 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (salad bar & sandwiches) 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: (hot line) 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Items available open to close are coffee, soft drinks, milk shakes, frozen yogurt, fruit, and snacks. Cold service vending machines are located just down the hallway from the cafeteria and are available on a 24-hour basis.

The Atrium Deli

Located on the ground floor of the Medical School. This small eatery offers a wide selection of menu items for breakfast and lunch. Vending machines are also located in this area. Hour of operation are 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.