New Students

Please read the following sections carefully and if you have family members that you may want to enroll on the Insurance plan please read the section regarding your options (and deadlines) for enrolling Spouses, Domestic Partners and Dependents with the University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan and the JBT Health Wellness Center.


1. Pre-Entrance Immunizations

Before you start your OHSU program you will need to meet all the CDC immunization guidelines for health care workers. 

You will need to gather all information you have on all your prior immunizations and see to it that you are up to date on all the requirements before you arrive for class. The requirement for Hepatitis B (3 shots and an antibody titer) takes 7 months to complete if you start from scratch. The JBT Health & Wellness Center is held responsible by your academic program for the collection and storage of your immunization information; we collect this data from you, store the data and report your immunization status to your school(s) when asked. You are welcome to ask the JBT Health & Wellness Center for a copy of your immunization records at any time.  Please get started now on updating your immunization profile to meet the requirements of OHSU, which are meant to provide a safe environment for students, employees and patients, as well as OHSU  and participating clinical and research training sites.

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2. University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan

OHSU requires all eligible students (please check with your individual program) to carry Major Medical and Dental insurance for every day they are here.  Your coverage will begin with the 1st day of the term period in which you are registered. OHSU will enroll you automatically on the PacificSource Insurance plan once you are registered and you will be assessed the associated fees on your student account.  Please review the information about the student insurance plan offered by PacificSource on their website.


3.University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan Waiver Application

If you already have health insurance that you want to continue while you're here, you must apply for a waiver to avoid the University Sponsored Health Insurance related charges.  There are specific waiver requirements that your comparable plan must meet in order to be approved for a waiver.  Please ensure you review the OHSU waiver requirements before you apply.

Please Note: There are separate waivers for Major Medical and Dental.  There is a strict deadline for turning in your waiver.  The completed waiver application must be received by Wells Fargo by the waiver deadline which is specified each term and in alignment with the registrar's 100% refund date.   

If you wish to learn more about the waiver application process and/or requirements for the medical or dental insurance, please visit the waiver website page for additional information. 


Waiver Expiration: Every approved waiver for the 15/16 academic year expires on 8/21/2016.  Please remember to submit your waiver applications by the specified waiver deadlines.  If you miss the deadline, you will be unable to apply until the following term. 


4. Enrolling Spouses, Domestic Partners and other Dependents:

Dependent coverage will be available for the 15/16 academic year through PacificSource. Dependent enrollment will be available approximately one month prior to the term start date.  You will not be able to enroll your dependents prior to this. 

To enroll your dependents you will need to do so by phone by contacting Wells Fargo Customer Care at (800) 853-5899 by the deadline EACH TERM THAT COVERAGE IS DESIRED.  You will only be able to enroll dependents for the current term once you are registered and cannot enroll them in future terms. 

Dependent deadlines are in line with waiver and 100% refund deadlines.  Please remember if you choose to insure your dependents, that you must enroll spouses, domestic partners and/or dependent children  EACH TERM by the respective deadline or coverage will terminate at the end of the previous term's coverage  period.   

To learn more about dependent coverage periods and costs, please visit the Student Medical and Dental Insurance webpages. 


5. Patient Registration:

If your OHSU program is on the Portland Campus or within 50 miles of OHSU, you are eligible for services at the JBT Health & Wellness Center. You must register as a patient of OHSU to be seen in our clinic.

To register, please call patient registration at 503 494-8505. You must tell patient registration you are either an OHSU student or an OHSU postdoctoral fellow.

IMPORTANT: All Student records are strictly confidential and at no time is unauthorized access to your records available.