Medical staff & services
During the fall and spring semesters, the JFRC offers on-campus consultation with an English-speaking Italian physician during two regularly scheduled office hours each week. The physician can examine students, write prescriptions, and/or recommend follow-up attention at private or state facilities in the area. He also may administer injections or, for a very modest fee, a registered nurse can come to the JFRC at other times to do so. All student rooms are equipped with refrigerators in which medicines that need to be kept cold can be stored. If special security is required, there is also a refrigerator in the doctor's office at the Rome Center.
The infirmary does not provide medication. Medication can be obtained easily at a local pharmacy. Students with chronic medical problems for which they routinely take an antibiotic should at least know the name of the antibiotic when they arrive in Rome. The physician can generally call in the prescription as long as the student knows the name of the antibiotic. Students who take regular prescriptions should talk with their doctor before traveling to Rome and if possible, take enough medication to last the whole time while abroad. In cases requiring hospitalization, students are usually sent to the Gemelli Hospital.
The JFRC offers a unique environment rich in possibilities for personal and social development. The faculty and staff are available to help students adjust to the new setting and during any emotionally upsetting moments. The Rome Center also offers professional psychological support for its students by providing weekly visits to campus by an English-speaking psychologists. The JFRC maintains a network of support from psychiatrists in Rome, and can be accessed upon request.
Villa Stuart Clinic
The Rome Center, CISI and HTH (international insurance providers for students studying at the JFRC) have partnered with one of the best clinics in all of Rome conveniently located in the neighborhood. Students with CISI or HTH do not need to pay at time of service and will receive full coverage for nearly all medical services at Villa Stuart.
Medical History Report
Students must complete the Medical History Report included in the pre-departure documents online. Effective study, especially in a foreign environment, requires good health, both physical and mental. In some cases, mild disorders can become serious under the stresses of life abroad. Therefore, Loyola University Chicago reserves the right to cancel a student's acceptance if, after receiving the Medical History Report, there is cause to believe that the candidate is unsuitable for study abroad.
Failure to submit a completed Medical History Report online, or failure to give accurate health data on the Medical History Report is grounds for rejection from the program or dismissal if disclosure occurs after classes have begun.
The university maintains a list of reputable, English-speaking dentists. The same procedures apply regarding bills and insurance claims for dental services as those for health services mentioned above.