Loyola University Maryland

Student Health and Education Services

New Students

Congratulations on your admission to Loyola University Maryland and welcome to Student Health and Education Services. Our goal is to provide you with access to quality healthcare and accurate information that will promote sound health decision making. For more information, please take a moment to view the Health Services Flyer (PDF).

In order to provide the most efficient medical care to our students, we require completion of the Immunization and Health History Form (PDF). Please mail your completed form to the following address:

Student Health and Education Services
4502A N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Md. 21210

Our immunization requirements follow the guidelines set by the American College Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control. Maryland law requires that all students living in campus housing receive meningococcal vaccine.

Pre-Entrance Health Requirements

Immunizations required of all students:

  • Two doses of MMR vaccine; 
    -Antibody blood titer tests will be accepted as proof of immunity in lieu of the above vaccinations. 
  • One Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (TDAP) within the past ten years;
  • Meningococcal vaccine: required by Maryland State law for all new students;
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine; and 
  • Varicella antibody titers (if no history of having chicken pox). If varicella titers are negative, we recommend the varicella vaccine.

Meningococcal Disease

It is important that college students consider vaccination to reduce the risk for potentially fatal meningococcal disease. Studies have shown that college students who live in residence halls or dormitories have a slightly higher risk of meningococcal disease.

Maryland law requires that students enrolled at Loyola University Maryland who live in residence halls be vaccinated for this disease.

Information on Meningococcal Disease:

Neisseria meningities is a bacterium that causes meningitis and other serious infections. The six subtypes of these bacteria are responsible for most meningococcal disease worldwide.  As you know, Meningitis vaccination has been mandated for college dormitory residents for some time, however, the available FDA approved vaccine had only 4 strains (A, C, Y and W-135). The recent outbreaks and deaths have been caused by Meningitis B. The FDA has recently fast tracked approval of two Meningitis B vaccines:  Bexsero, a 2 dose which can be completed in only 28 days and Trumemba a 3 dose series (Day 0, 2 months, and 6 months). 

Health Insurance

We are pleased to inform you that the student health insurance plan for the 2016-2017 academic year is being underwritten by United Healthcare Insurance Company. Here is a brief overview of the plan benefits offered by United Healthcare Insurance Company.

Online enrollment and additional information regarding the Loyola-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan for  the 2016-2017 term can be found on www.firststudent.com.

Domestic and International Undergraduate Students

In an effort to ensure students’ physical and financial health, Loyola University Maryland requires all full-time undergraduate students to have health insurance during the 2016-17 academic year.

You are required to either enroll online in the Loyola-sponsored Student Health Insurance plan, or submit an online request to waive coverage. To waive coverage, your plan must have comparable coverage based on Loyola’s waiver criteria. Please review your current plan to be sure that your benefits extend to the Maryland area.

To enroll in or waive coverage, visit www.firststudent.com

**The deadline date is August 30, 2016**

The Annual rate for the 2016-17 Loyola-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan:

Annual: $1,823 (for the period 8/15/16 – 8/14/17)

For assistance or questions with online enrollment or the waiver process, please contact Paige Fritze at 800-346-4075 ext. 1607 or email loyola@rcmd.com.

We expect that you will have a healthy year, but we strongly recommend that you make an informed decision about your health insurance coverage while you are a student at Loyola University.

** If you do not take action by August 30, 2016, you will be automatically be enrolled in the student health insurance and the charge will be not be refunded.**