Redefining the Classroom

Staying Healthy

Immunizations, LSSU recommends:

Everyone entering Lake State for the first time should complete an Immunization Record and Health History Questionnaire. The form is mailed to admitted students. These questionnaires are not considered for admission to the University. The information helps the University’s Health Service better serve your student’s needs.

The immunizations that are strongly recommended for incoming freshmen are:

  • Hepatitis B (series of 3)
  • Meningitis (if your student will be staying in the residence halls)

The Student Health CARE Service

Basic health care services are available at the LSSU Health CARE Center. The center is staffed by health care professionals. Full-time staff include a certified nurse practitioner and professional nurses. Consultation and referral to physicians is available through the center. Services are available from 8am-5pm . Hours of operation are reduced during summer semester and University breaks. You can drop in or phone the center at any time during office hours to make an appointment. Phone: (906)635-2110

Health care insurance plans are available for students who maintain three or more credit hours and attend classes on campus. Once enrolled, you will receive information outlining coverage. Plan information is also available at the Health CARE Center. You are encouraged to review this plan and services. The majority of onsite services are provided at no additional cost to students.

Note: All students from countries other than the United States are required to carry health insurance as a condition of enrollment. Students must furnish proof they have purchased an equivalent insurance plan that will cover their health care while in the United States . In either case, proof of insurance shall be required before registration is permitted.

Services Provided at the Health CARE Center :

  • Acute Care
  • Chronic Illness Care
  • Communicable Disease Evaluation and Treatment
  • Family Planning
  • Health and Wellness Services
  • Allergy Injections
  • Immunizations
  • Anonymous HIV Testing and Counseling
  • Campus Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Routine Office Visits (pre-paid for students)

  • Urgent Medical Care
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Counseling
  • Allergy Shots
  • Urinalysis
  • Strep A Test
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hemoccult
  • Chlamydia

*There is no out-of-pocket expense billed to the student. The Center bills the insurance company, and if there is no insurance company, then the Center will set the student up with a plan. The only exception to this ‘no out-of-pocket expense’ is for well physicals (which are done at a reduced rate) and immunizations (which are done at cost).

 *A sliding fee scale is available for services not covered by the Student Plan for financially qualified individuals.

*Services provide by outside vendor (i.e., laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy, specialty referral) will be at cost to the student.

Students can get prescriptions filled at the following pharmacies:

  • Arfstrom Pharmacy 415 Ashmun...........................................632-9661
  • Sault Community Pharmacy 601 Osborn Blvd.......................632-2122
  • Rite Aid Pharmacies 1025 Ashmun.......................................632-6874
  • Wal-Mart Pharmacy.............................................................632-0582
  • Walgreens Pharmacy............................................................632-5135

Tips for staying healthy while in college:

  • Join a campus club or organization.
  • Don’t take on too much! Take only the amount of classes and activities you can handle without being stressed out.
  • Wash your hands
  • Don’t eat out all the time
  • Keep the caffeine and alcohol intake low
  • If you’re worried you might be sick, visit the Health CARE Center
  • Take a walk or ride your bike around town or on the trails
  • Vitamins are always a good idea
  • Sleep, sleep, sleep! Getting enough will help you stay healthy