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Student Health Center

Mission Statement

Southern University's Student Health Services endeavors to promote optimal health and wellness so that the student can attain/maintain a healthy lifestyle thereby promoting success during their matriculation at Southern University.


Southern University’s Student Health Center (SUSHC) is an ambulatory health care facility, which provides primary care for routine acute and chronic illnesses. The SUSHC offers allergy injections, health education, in house laboratory services, confidential HIV testing, reproductive consultation including contraception counseling, specialty consultation referral, emergency contraception, treatment and screening for STDs, and women’s and men’s health care.

Psychological problems, learning disabilities, and mental health concerns are treated thru the University Counseling Center in collaboration with the Student Health Center providers. Any student who presents with these concerns will be referred to the University Counseling Center.

The Student Health Center does not utilize individual health plans for services rendered in the clinic nor contracted services thru the clinic. If a student does not have private health insurance and is interested in obtaining coverage, please click the link below. The link attached is one resource students may utilize, however there are multiple resources available. We encourage students to contact all major insurance carriers for options.

Hours of Operation

Clinic and Pharmacy - Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Women's Clinic - Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm


The pre-paid student fee covers all visits to all providers in the Student Health Center and medications dispensed by the Student Health Center Pharmacy. It also covers the accidental injury, dismemberment, and death policy. The student fee does not cover immunizations and contraceptives.


Calling before you arrive at the Student Health Center (SHC) will decrease your wait time. We make every effort to schedule timely appointments and are able to schedule same day appointments.

Please call (225) 771-4770 to schedule an appointment. REMEMBER, appointments are strongly encouraged.


The Student Health Center has an in-house pharmacy and Pharmacist.  The pharmacy is stocked with formulary medications as well as over-the-counter medications.  Students are able to contact the pharmacist regarding prescriptions and over the counter medications at 225-771-2025.

After Hours

For life-threatening illnesses or emergencies call 911 immediately.

For emergent non life-threatening illnesses, report to your nearest emergency room:

Baton Rouge General Medical Center (Mid-City)
3600 Florida Blvd (225) 387-7000

Baton Rouge General Medical Center (Bluebonnet Blvd)
8585 Picardy Ave (225) 763-4000

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
5000 Hennessey Blvd (225) 765-6565

Lane Regional Medical Center
6300 Zachary, LA (225) 658-4000

LSU Health Baton Rouge North Clinic
5439 Airline Hwy (225)358-4853


Visit your nearest After Hours Clinic for all other medical concerns:

Lake After Hours Clinics:
Click here for a list of your nearest After-Hours Clinic.  


If a student chooses to be seen at an Emergency Room, Urgent Care or After Hours care facility, any fees associated with their visit will be the responsibility of the student.

The Student Health Center fee is not a health insurance plan.  Those students who are registered but do not have private health insurance may visit the link below for review of health insurance options within the state of Louisiana.  This link is not inclusive of all available private insurance plans.  These listings are not regulated by or affiliated with Southern University System or campuses.