Insurance and Wellness

University Health Plan (UHP)

The University Health Plan (UHP) is a fully-insured health plan sponsored by Saint Louis University. Coverage is available to medical students and medical residents. Dependent coverage for eligible participants is also available. There are no waiting periods, and the plan does not have any pre-existing condition exclusions.

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Counseling, Behavioral and Psychological Services

The UHP Behavioral Health Program provides access to confidential, professional behavioral health services at no out-of-pocket cost. Saint Louis University is concerned about the well-being and success of its medical trainees and recognizes you may encounter an array of issues and challenges throughout your life.

The program covers up to six sessions with no requirement of a mental health diagnosis, which means UHP members can receive consultation for any problem or life event that may be causing distress or enhance their personal wellness.

To schedule an appointment or to speak with a clinician 24/7, call the confidential access line at 314-977-1066.

University Health Plan, Behavioral Health Program
Schwitalla Hall, Room M205
314-977-1066
Office Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Off campus appointments available through St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. For more information, email dawn.prentice@uhsinc.com.

Additional Wellness Services

Academic Success Center
Mark Pousson
314-977-8885

Academic and Psychological Testing Psychological Services Center
Department of Psychology
314-977-2278

Division of Psychiatry
Lauren Schwarz, Ph.D.
314-977-4865

Procedures for Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

Medical students come into contact with patients and with blood or other body fluids from patients. An exposure is defined as a percutaneous injury, mucous membrane contact or non-intact skin contact with bodily fluids. Percutaneous injuries may include a needle stick or a cut with a sharp object. Risks vary and may be substantial, and health care services are based on the nature of the hazards, the intensity and frequency of exposure, and overall risk.

If you are exposed to a bloodborne pathogen, you should take the following steps.

If the incident occurs at:

  • SLU Hospital during business hours, report immediately to SLU Employee Health.
  • SLU Hospital outside of regular business hours, report immediately to the emergency room and then follow up with SLU Employee Health on the next business day.
  • An affiliated hospital, report immediately to that hospital’s emergency room and Employee Health at the affiliated hospital, then follow up with SLU Employee Health on the next business day.
  • A community preceptor site, report it immediately to the preceptor and immediately contact SLU Employee Health.

Exposure requires filing a report of injury with SLU Employee Health and with the Office of Student Affairs in the School of Medicine.

SLU Employee Health
3655 Vista Avenue, Suite 116
314-268-5499

Walk-in office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

For more information on bloodborne pathogens, visit SLU's Office of Environmental Health and Safety.