Loyola University Maryland

Student Health and Education Services

Student Rights

As a student at Loyola, you have the right to...

  • privacy and confidentiality regarding your medical care
  • expect that your medical records will be kept confidential and that access to information about you will be limited to those legitimately involved in your care. Your medical records will be released only in cases of medical emergencies, in response to court ordered subpoenas or to persons you specify with your consent
  • receive the necessary information to participate in decisions about your care including cost, risk benefits, limitations of and alternatives to diagnostic and therapeutic modalities
  • information concerning diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of an illness or health-related condition
  • be treated in a professional, courteous and caring manner which does not discriminate because of age, race, disability, handicap, national origin, religious beliefs, gender or sexual orientation
  • information regarding fees for services. This includes being notified of what services may be involved, additional charges, the nature of the charges and methods of payment
  • a second opinion or appropriate referral
  • express suggestions and concerns in an appropriate manner

As a student at Loyola, you have the responsibility to...

  • ask questions if you do not understand the explanation of your diagnosis, treatment, prognosis or any instructions
  • give your informed consent before any diagnostic or therapeutic procedure is performed
  • follow instructions concerning medications, follow-up visits, education recommendations, and other essential steps in your treatment plan and to notify the health care provider if this plan cannot be followed or if problems develop
  • treat Student Health Center personnel in a respectful manner
  • arrive as scheduled for appointments and to notify Student Health in advance in case of canceled appointments
  • follow all rules and regulations that are posted within the Student Health Center
  • have completed the health history form and immunization requirements upon admission. There are no exceptions to the immunization requirements. This regulation is strictly enforced
  • carry adequate health insurance, be familiar with policy coverage and to provide information necessary to process your insurance claims and pay any charges billed to you