Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
Loyola Law School requires that all students have health insurance. Students are required to purchase health insurance through the Law School provided by AETNA Student Health, unless they are covered by another personal health insurance plan.
Students covered under a personal health plan must waive the SHIP coverage. To WAIVE the Loyola Law School health insurance plan provided by AETNA Student Health please visit https://apps.lls.edu/ship.
Health Insurance Card
Click here for instructions on how to obtain a copy of your Proof of Health Insurance Card.
Students interested in participating in intramural sports at Loyola Law School/Loyola Marymount University must show proof of accident insurance. More information on that requirement is available through the Loyola Marymount University Sports Program.
For more information on the cost, coverage, and enrollment in the AETNA Student Health plan, to find a doctor - students should visit www.aetnastudenthealth.com.
Student Health Services at Westchester Campus
Loyola Law School students are eligible to use Student Health Services located on the Loyola Marymount University campus in Westchester, which provides the same medical services you would expect in a primary clinic or general medical office. Procedures or health conditions outside their scope are referred out to a local health care facility and the student is responsible for all of these costs. A student's spouse or family is not eligible.
The Student Health Service is not an insurance plan. It does not assume any responsibility for medical costs incurred by students.
Please call 310.338.2881 to schedule an appointment. In an effort to serve students better and to decrease waiting times, all visits to the Health Center will be by appointment only. Same day appointments are usually available. Emergencies will continue to be accepted immediately. The Law School Student Identification Card must be presented when service is requested.
Currently, limited health service is available during Summer Session or semester breaks, as set forth in the University calendar (which may differ from the Law School calendar). For continuity of care, LLS graduates are generally given a thirty day extension for available services through Student Health Services. This 30-day extension will commence on their graduation day (fees during this time are due at the time of service and will not be billed to their LLS student account).
There is a $50 fee per semester (subject to change) for this service, which will be billed to the student's account when service is initiated. It may be paid in the Student Accounts Office at the Law School or may be paid when the student requests services at the Student Health Service. Additional charges may be incurred for labs fees, x-rays, and other tests or procedures.
Confidentiality: All consultations and medical records are strictly confidential and are covered by the laws of confidentiality of the State of California. Medical records will not be released without the student's written consent.
For hours and services provided, please visit the LMU Health Service Web site.
Outside of Health Service Hours
Students with medical insurance should go to the emergency room at:
Hospital of the Good Samaritan
1225 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
General Information: 213.977.2121
St. Vincent Medical Center
2131 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
General Information: 213.484.7111
Students without medical insurance should go to:
L.A. County - U.S.C. Medical Center (dental services also available)
1200 North State Street
Los Angeles, CA
General Information: 213.226.2622
For health care service offered at a reasonable cost, students may wish to contact the following:
L.A. Free Clinic
8405 Beverly Boulevard (@ Orlando)
Los Angeles, CA 90048
South Bay Family Healthcare Center
23430 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste 210
Torrance, CA 90505
General Administration Number: 310.802.6177
General Fax Number: 310.802.6178
Appointment Line: 310.802.6170
Playa Vista Medical Center
6020 Sea Bluff Drive
Playa Vista, CA 90094
Urgent Care: 310.862.0400
Playa Marina Walk-In Urgent Care Center
4560 Admiralty Way, Suite 100
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
ExpressCare Medical Clinic
8930 Sepulveda Blvd. #200
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Concentra Urgent Care
6033 West Century Blvd., Suite #200
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Health Insurance Resources for Graduating Law Students
The Law Student Division worked with ABA Insurance to come up with these resources:
- ABA Insurance created a new landing page on abainsurance.com specifically tailored to law student insurance needs.
- The page includes an FAQ of the most asked student health insurance questions and a phone number (1-855-967-0415). Students may call to talk to an expert about their insurance needs.
- The Law Student Division and ABA Insurance presented a free webinar intended to help students navigate the complexities of health insurance coverage.
- The Law Student Division aggregated much of this information and published it, along with the webinar video, in a Before the Bar article.
Students may use their free ABA membership to take advantage of the ABA's partnership with eHealth. eHealth allows students to speak directly with licensed agents that can help identify which insurance options are best based on a student's individual needs. More information is available here.