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For an appointment call 225-578-6716 during operation hours. Appointments are preferred. Patients without appointments may be seen depending on the severity of the problem. Urgent care cases always take priority.

Medical Emergencies
An ambulance may be summoned for acute medical emergencies by dialing 578-HELP (4357). State the condition of the person and the
exact location. If you are in a residence hall, a staff person should be notified at once.

For emergencies, call or go to one of the following hospital emergency rooms, open 24 hours daily:

The above hospitals accept out of state checks. They also accept LSU student insurance (please check your policy for limitations).
Any expenses incurred as a result of medical care obtained off-campus, including ambulance service, are your responsibility.
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Medical Care After Hours
If your problem is not a critical emergency but you need assistance, choose one of the following options:

• Call or go to a private physician of your choice.
• If you live in a residence hall, consult a staff person.
• Call or go to one of the following clinics:
  • Lake After Hours

    4463 Hwy 1 South
    Mon - Fri: 1 pm - 9 pm

    8751 Sullivan Rd.
    Mon - Fri: 9 am - 9 pm

    13702 Coursey Blvd.
    Mon - Sun: 9 am - 6 pm

  • Baton Rouge Clinic Urgent Care
    7479 Perkins Rd.
    Mon - Fri: 12 pm - 9 pm
    Sat - Sun: 10 am - 6 pm

Denham Springs
31985 LA Hwy 16
Mon - Fri: 3 pm - 11 pm
Sat - Sun: 9 am - 6 pm

3333 Druscilla Ln. (Suite B)
Mon - Sun: 9 am - 11 pm

Highland Rd
123 Lee Dr.
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 9 pm

Ochsner Health Center
9001 Summa Ave. (off of Bluebonnet)
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 8 pm
Sat - Sun: 9 am - 1 pm
2380 O'Neal Ln. (Suite A)
Mon - Fri: 3 pm - 11 pm
Sat - Sun: 9 am - 6 pm

12525 Perkins Rd.
Sat - Sun: 9 am - 11pm

18989 Old Scenic Hwy
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 9 pm

24 - Hour Nurse Advice and Health Information
  • Lake Line Direct
    24 - Hour Nurse Advice and Health Information
    225-765-5253 or 1-877-765-5253 (toll free)
    *Hearing and speech impaired, call Louisiana Relay Service 1-800-846-5277
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Mental Health Emergencies

It is always recommended that students call the clinic to schedule an appointment for service. However, the Mental Health Service has
a counselor available for students in times of an urgent situation/emergency during regular clinic hours.

See below FAQs for more information about Mental Health Emergencies.
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FAQs about Emergencies

Q: What constitutes an emergency?
A: Typically emergencies involve traumatic and life-threatening situations, such as suicide and sexual assaults.

Q: What should I do if I have an emergency?
A: If your situation becomes urgent, or if a medical emergency arises immediately do one of the following options:
  • Call Mental Health Service at 225-578-8774 during clinic hours.
    A mental health clinician can talk with you about the urgent situation and plan your next step with you.
  • Call the LSU crisis intervention and referral service, "The Phone" at 225-924-5781.
    Trained counselors are available 24 hours per day to talk with you. All calls are confidential.
  • Go to a local hospital emergency room.
    In Baton Rouge we suggest going to the COPE Team 225-765-6565 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital (5000 Hennessey Blvd.)
  • Call 911.
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