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 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.
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 our 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 to 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.
You may also inquire about appointment scheduling via email at StlouisUHPBHP@uhsinc.com
University Health Plan, Behavioral Health Program
Schwitalla Hall, Room M205
Office Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday
Off-campus appointments are available through St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. For more information call 314-977-1066 or email StlouisUHPBHP@uhsinc.com.
Additional Wellness Services
Academic Success Center
Academic and Psychological Testing Psychological Services Center
Department of Psychology
Division of Psychiatry
Lauren Schwarz, Ph.D.
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.
Wash the affected area with soap and water. If it's a mucous membrane exposure, flush with water immediately.
If the incident occurs at:
- SLU Hospital during business hours, report immediately to SLU Hospital Employee Health.
- SLU Hospital outside of regular business hours, report immediately to the emergency room and then follow up with SLU Hospital Employee Health on the next business day.
- An affiliated hospital, report immediately to that hospital’s emergency room and report it to Employee Health at the affiliated hospital. Follow up with SLU Hospital Employee Health on the next business day.
- A community preceptor site, report it immediately to the preceptor and immediately
contact SLU Hospital Employee Health. Away rotation, report per rotation's policies
and to SLU Hospital Employee Health. Personal insurance may be billed.
- Exposure requires filing a report of injury with SLU Hospital Employee Health and with the Office of Student Affairs in the School of Medicine.
Saint Louis University Hospital Employee Health
3655 Vista Avenue, Suite 116
Walk-in office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
For more information on bloodborne pathogens, visit SLU's Office of Environmental Health and Safety.