Message from the Director
Dear OHSU Student and Postdoctoral fellow,
Welcome to our website. Please familiarize yourself with our services and give us a call at 503 494-8665 for any questions or concerns. Our mission is to provide students and postdoctoral fellows with the tools for academic success through personal health and well-being during your years at OHSU. We offer high quality, confidential primary and behavioral health care in our clinic on the main Portland campus. In addition, we offer women's health and contraceptive services, pre and post-travel advice and care, as well as pre- immunization and wellness services. Our staff can also answer questions about the OHSU University Sponsored Health Plan as well as advise you on ways to minimize your health care costs in a changing health care environment. Please consider us your personal health care home during the coming years.
Amy Gardner M.D, M.S.P.H.
Director, OHSU Joseph B. Trainer Health & Wellness Center
February 2014 Message
OHSU University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan;
OHSU welcomes the expanded access to health care that new state and national health insurance plans provide our communities. Given the mobile learning environments of our students and their unique learning needs, we have decided to continue to provide students in eligible programs a traditional medical and dental insurance plan for the coming year 2014-15. This decision was reached after careful review of the core values of OHSU and our duty to assure that OHSU students have available medical insurance that covers the variable health needs of students wherever they learn; locally, nationally and internationally, as well as to assure coverage of a range of major medical events without imperiling the student's financial ability to return to a demanding professional degree program. As health insurance evolves from year to year we will revisit this decision. Meanwhile we remained committed to supporting the health and well-being of our students as they progress in their chosen health care fields. New waiver guidelines will be implemented to protect student access to health insurance nationwide and internationally as well as assure compliance with evolving laws. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this rapidly changing health insurance environment.
Amy Gardner M.D. Director, Joseph B. Trainer Health and Wellness Center OHSU