Health Services

· Health Services
Health Services 2022-07-22T10:13:29+00:00

If you are currently in quarantine because of a direct exposure to COVID 19 or if you recently received a positive COVID 19 result and are not able to return to campus, please notify Health Services by email at  A copy of your positive COVID 19 test result must be submitted along with your notification to Health Services. Please call Health Services at (318). 357-5351 with questions or concerns.

For emergencies call 911 or visit the local emergency department. For other health concerns or needs visit NRMC Walk in Clinic or Fast Pace Urgent Care.

In case of emergency please contact NSU campus police at 318-357-5431 or go to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Emergency Room st 501 Keyser Avenue.

Mission of Health Services is to provide cost effective, convenient, high quality and professional health care to eligible Northwestern State University students in a clinic setting addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Health Services will enhance student development through campus wide and individual health education focusing on student learning in the areas of lifestyle choices and independence as a healthcare consumer.

Note: Health Services and Student Insurance are not the same.  Check your Fee Sheet each semester to verify coverage.

Students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID 19 or who experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID 19 are asked to report.

If you are a student, email

If you are faculty or staff, email

Include in your email your full name and phone number to be contacted.

Schedule Appointment

The Health Services Clinic is located on NSU’s main campus in the Infirmary Building, next door to University Police.

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday—Thursday – 7:30am—4:30pm
Friday – 7:30am—12:00pm

315 Caspari Street
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497

Phone: 318-357-5351 · Fax: 318-357-4032

Jessica Nash, RN, Director of Health Services
Yvonne Grant, RN
Beth Houghtby, RN

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday—Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

1800 Line Ave. Rm 104
Shreveport, LA 71101

Phone: (318) 677-3024 | FAX: (318) 677-3191

Tiffany Rogers, RN, CCRN – Student Health Coordinator

Health Services provides convenient, affordable, quality and professional healthcare to eligible students, including:

  • unlimited clinical visits each semester
  • nursing evaluation of chief complaints
  • free over-the-counter medications
  • procedures: dressing changes, removal of stitches & staples, etc.
  • same day physician appointments for a $20.00 co-pay
  • campus wide health education and health promotion
  • public health programs
  • disease prevention
  • referrals to community resources
  • testing such as sexually transmitted infections, HIV, pregnancy, urinary tract infection and blood sugar checks
  • federal and state health initiatives and mandates
  • private, confidential, personal counseling
  • psychiatrist appointments for $20.00 co-pay

There is a $96.00/semester Health Services Fee.

The Health Services Fee is mandatory and automatically assessed to all students taking a class on the Natchitoches Campus, except those with Senior Citizen Exemptions and VA Chapter 31.

Internet Classes will prohibit automatic assessment of the Health Services Fee

All students are encouraged to utilize their fee sheet to verify Student Health Services fee.

Health Services and Student Insurance fees are not the same.

Student Insurance is not available at this time.

The student insurance climate has changed with the Affordable Care Act.  These changes have impacted our ability to provide students with healthcare coverage.  However, some students may be able to continue on their parents insurance with proof of status as a full-time student. Others are able to get coverage through the federal exchange at

Health Insurance

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Immunization Records are part of the admission process and may be requested through the Office of Admissions.

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