Education at OHSU

Student Health and Wellness

External view of Baird Hall on Marquam Hill

Student Health offers a full range of primary care, behavioral health, integrative medicine, and wellness services for OHSU students and postdoctoral scholars based on the Portland campus.  Some services are also available for students' spouses, domestic partners, and adult children.

To schedule an appointment, call 503-494-8665, option 1

Phone: 503-494-8665
Fax: 503-494-2958

General questions
Pre-entrance immunizations

Location: Baird Hall, rooms 6 and 18

Hours
Monday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Behavioral Health appointments and Wellness programs have additional hours.  

Our Food Resource Center is located in the Student Center and is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-7 p.m. for shopping hours.

Services

Student Health offers a full range of primary care services and can serve as the medical home for students, their adult dependents (spouses, domestic partners, and children over 18), and postdoctoral scholars during their time at OHSU. Our board-certified primary care providers offer care for acute illnesses and injuries, chronic conditions, reproductive health, transgender health and pre and post-travel immunizations and treatment. They also provide care following a blood or body fluid exposure. Same-day and next-day appointments are often available.  Read more on our Primary Care webpage

Mental and emotional health is a critical part of overall well-being.  Behavioral health providers at Student Health offer individual counseling, medication management, and couples counseling. Both in person and teletherapy options are available.  Read more on our Behavioral Health webpage

If you are experiencing difficult times, you are not alone.  Please reach out for support. 

For help with emotional distress and/or suicidal thoughts, many crisis resources are available: 

Our integrative medicine, massage and acupuncture services are available to OHSU students, their adult dependents (spouses, domestic partners, and children 18 or older), and postdoctoral scholars.  Read more on our Integrative Medicine webpage

Students can receive one free massage at Student Health!  Additional massages are available for $45 for 45 minutes or $90 for 90 minutes.  Acupuncture appointments have no out of pocket cost if you have the Student Health Insurance Plan.  We can also bill other insurance or the rate is $35 for self-pay.  

Student Health provides a variety of ways to help students be well and thrive during their time at OHSU. Services include individual mindfulness coaching appointments, mindfulness groups, the Science of Happiness series, and wellness presentations/training and events. Common topics include stress management, resilience, imposter syndrome, mindfulness, self-compassion, compassion fatigue/burnout, and more. For students interested in leadership in wellness, both the Student Health Advisory Committee and Scholars of Wellbeing initiative are available.  Read more on our Wellness webpage

Students can access a robust Food Resource Center (located at the Student Center on Marquam Hill), which provides no-cost, nutritious grocery items and other staples for all OHSU students in the Portland area.  There is also a 10% student discount at OHSU Food and Nutrition locations, support for applying for Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and food resource guides to campus and community food options.  Read more on our Student Food Resources website

Trainings on multiple methods of suicide prevention are available, including Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).  Read more on our Suicide Prevention webpage

At Student Health and Wellness, we acknowledge the significant impact of equity and inclusion on wellbeing, as well as the reality of racism and the devastating health outcomes inflicted by systemic injustice.  We are committed to providing a caring, welcoming space for all.  Read more on our Diversity and Inclusion page

OHSU is committed to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of student health information. We take your confidentiality very seriously and welcome any questions about specifics.  Read more on our Confidentiality webpage

  • All information disclosed within primary care and behavioral health appointments is confidential and may NOT be revealed to anyone outside the Student Health and Wellness Center without your written permission, except as allowed by law.
  • Student Health functions as an independent health clinic distinct from your academic and/or research program. All electronic medical records are kept behind a special firewall (similar to psychiatric records) which prevents all non-Student Health healthcare providers at OHSU from viewing any Student Health clinic notes.
  • All Student Health providers are prohibited from ever grading or evaluating our patients in any of their educational or training settings. While we might meet with or speak to student or postdoctoral groups in an academic setting, any form of evaluation is strictly prohibited.
  • For more detailed information, please contact us at 503-494-8665.

Please review our SHW Costs of Services chart that outlines when SHW bills your insurance and when you may incur out-of-pocket costs. At Student Health, most services have no costs, including Primary Care office visits (though medications or other recommendations that occur in the visit may have a cost), Behavioral Health appointments, and all Wellness offerings (including the Food Resource Center).

There may be costs for such as pre-entrance or travel vaccines, labs, imaging, acupuncture, massage, referrals to specialists, and any care performed outside of Student Health. These services are subject to your insurance coverage and any remaining balance would be paid for by you. Please remember, it is your responsibility to ask about any applicable costs prior to services being performed. Please ask your provider, our front desk team, or refer to the SHW Costs of Services chart if you have any questions or concerns about billing. 

Read more on our fees and billing webpage

Student Health provides COVID-19 support for OHSU students, including vaccinations, free testing, support with navigating exposures, care if you are ill, and help with any questions or concerns. Please see our COVID-19 webpage for more information.

The COVID-19 bivalent vaccine is now available at Student Health.  Call us at 503-494-8665, option 1 to schedule.

Paperwork and Requirements

About Us

The following groups are eligible for OHSU Student Health and Wellness Center services:

  • OHSU students based on the Portland campus. Please check with your program if you have questions about eligibility.  
  • (For primary care, acupuncture, and some wellness services) Adult dependents of OHSU students, including spouses, domestic partners, and children age 18 or older
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Wy'east Scholars

New students become eligible to use Student Health and Wellness services on the first day of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) coverage period, whether or not a student has SHIP or has waived out.  See these dates on the SHIP website, under "Enrollment periods and costs."

All OHSU students regardless of home campus location, Wy'east Scholars, and CDI Summer Equity Interns can access the Food Resource Center when they are in Portland.

Students who live outside of Oregon while virtually attending OHSU programs based on the Portland campus may have varied access to SHW's clinical services (primary care and behavioral health), depending on your specific state and licensure requirements as well as your specific health needs. Please call SHW at 503-494-8665, Option 1 or email shw@ohsu.edu to discuss your situation and determine what SHW services you can utilize virtually while out of state.  

In general, students outside of Oregon can still access virtual wellness offerings (Science of Happiness series, wellness events, mindfulness coaching, etc.) regardless of location.

OHSU students at regional campuses have access to the health and wellness resources at their local campus, including the student health and counseling centers, food pantries, or similar services.  Please speak with your program or view the links below to learn more about what is available at your local campus.  If you are a Nursing student and have questions about what services are available to you, please contact Trina Ramirez, SoN Student Services Coordinator.

Ashland Campus

Klamath Falls Campus

La Grande Campus

Monmouth Campus

You may also find useful information on the following websites:

  • To preserve and enhance the physical, emotional, and behavioral health of the wide range of students and postdoctoral fellows at OHSU
  • To provide high-quality health care in a professional, confidential, and compassionate environment
  • To support students and postdoctoral fellows in their professional development by providing a wide range of health care services in an easily accessible and affordable manner

For emergencies, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency facility.

For after-hours Mental Health support:

For after-hours Nursing support:

  • For non-emergent, after-hours nurse triage, please call the OHSU hospital operator at 503-494-8311 and ask for the Student Health and Wellness after-hours nurse triage line. If you can't wait for a phone call back, call 9-1-1 for immediate emergency assistance from a trained operator.

When coming to Marquam Hill for a medical appointment, patients are able to park in Kohler Pavilion and Physician Pavilion. 

As a student, please contact Parking and Transportation at parking@ohsu.edu or 503-494-8283, option 1 when you will be parking on Marquam Hill campus for an appointment and they will cover your vehicle to avoid a possible citation. Please specify in the email that parking is for a patient appointment and include the appointment date and time, the anticipated length of the appointment, and the vehicle you will be driving. Make sure to contact Parking and Transportation prior to your appointment. 

Announcements

Visit COVID-19 and mpox webpages for additional information. 

Massage

Student Health is now offering one free 45-minute massage for OHSU students! Additional massages are available at $45 for 45 minutes or $90 for 90 minutes. Call 503-494-8665, option 1 to schedule or read more about massage services.

COVID testing available at Student Health

Please view this OHSU Now post for updated COVID testing and isolation guidelines for students.  Request a saliva PCR test kit via this Qualtrics survey (OHSU Portland campus students only).  Email shwcompliance@ohsu.edu for any questions.

Please update COVID vaccine status in Enterprise

Please report your COVID-19 vaccinations in Enterprise Health if you received it anywhere other than the Occupational Health vaccine clinicView instructions here

SHW Statement on Roe v. Wade

Student Health shares OHSU’s stance that abortion is essential health care. We stand firmly with OHSU’s statement “that every individual should be able to make informed health care decisions for themselves, including whether or not to access abortion care.” See our full statement here
 

Food Resource Center

Visit our Food Resource Center website for information on accessing no-cost, nutritious food via online ordering or coming to FRC shopping hours. 

Mental health crisis resources available

If you are experiencing confusion and/or complex emotions in reaction to recent events, you are not alone.  View a variety of resources to support. For help with emotional distress and/or suicidal thoughts, many crisis resources are also available: