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Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Louisiana Academic Health. If you still have questions please use the form at the bottom of the this page to send us a message.

What is Louisiana Academic Health (LAH)?

A network of health clinics located in the schools that provides a full range of health care services so students and staff can avoid health-related absences and get support to succeed in the classroom. LAH clinics adhere to state and federal laws, policies, procedures and professional standards for provision of medical and mental health care.

What are the benefits of LAH clinics?

Our school clinics provide accessible healthcare to students, teachers and staff who otherwise may not have access to treatment. Since the LAH clinics are located on school property, students are able to receive health care services and return back to learning in their classrooms. Additionally, parents do not need to take time off of work in order to transport the sick student to a doctor, or be present at the time of the visit.

What is the cost?

There is no cost for students for services rendered in your school clinic. Your insurance, if applicable, will be billed for an office visit at the time of service. No copay or deductible will be due upon the completion of your office visit. LAH will not send you a bill.

Faculty and staff are responsible for any copays, deductibles or additional fees associated with their visit. Please visit our About Us page for a list of accepted insurance plans.

Does a student need to have health insurance to be seen at the LAH clinic?

NO! LAH provides care to students regardless of their ability to pay. Staff is available to assist with insurance enrollment upon request.

Do students need to have parental permission to visit the health center?

YES! Parents or legal guardians must sign consent forms for their children under the age of 18 to receive care. Under LA State law, all students can seek emergency medical care and examination for physical or sexual abuse without parental consent.

Can students make appointments during class time?

Students with chronic medical conditions are welcome to set appointments for a follow-up however the majority of our students are seen on a first come first serve basis.

Does a student need to be enrolled in the school to use the services?

YES! Only students who are already enrolled in the school the clinic is located in can be seen by the LAH provider. If your child is not yet enrolled in the program, please ask for an enrollment form.

How does a student register at the LAH clinic?

To register with a LAH clinic, parents or legal guardians must complete and return a Parental Consent Form for children under 18. You can submit the form here or pick one up from the clinic.

If my child is sick at home, can they be brought to the LAH clinic to be seen?

Yes but we would encourage a child that is sick at home be seen at either their primary care physician or an urgent care facility.

What if the student already has a doctor?

The LAH staff believes in continuity of care. The LAH staff will communicate with the PCP to make sure that the student receives the best care possible both in and out of school.

Do LAH clinics see members of the community?

No. Only teachers, staff and students enrolled in the school are allowed to receive services.

Will the LAH clinic provide prescription medication on site?

With a doctor’s orders we are able to dispense chronic medical prescriptions onsite a the clinic. However, we do administer over the counter medications for common complaints (Tylenol, Benadryl, Tums).