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Insurance and Wellness

The Saint Louis University School of Medicine offers a variety of resources to keep medical students and residents healthy during their time with us. Read below for information on insurance, behavioral and mental health support, and more.

University Health Plan (UHP)

The Student Health Insurance (UHP) plan is a fully insured health plan sponsored by Saint Louis University. Coverage is available to medical, dual-degree and graduate students. 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

Saint Louis University is concerned about the well-being and success of our medical students and trainees. The Behavioral Health Program provides medical school students and SLU GME trainees access to confidential, professional behavioral health services at no out-of-pocket cost.

Under the Behavioral Health Program, students and trainees can receive consultation for any problem or life event that may be causing distress or to enhance personal wellness. To schedule an appointment, call the confidential access line at 314-977-1066.  

You may also inquire about appointment scheduling via email at: Please use this email to inquire about appointment scheduling or non-urgent questions.  

Appointments can be scheduled via telehealth or on-campus at Schwitalla Hall, Room M201. Off-campus appointments are available through St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute.

If you are experiencing an on-campus health emergency, please call SLU Public Safety: 314-977-3000  

If you have an off-campus emergency, please call: 911 or 988

Procedures for Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

Medical students may 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, please refer to the Canvas page for further steps and information for seeking treatment:

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