Health and wellness resources
The Mental Health Tips page has helpful suggestions and resources on topics such as sleep, social connections, and more
Free online course on the science of well-being from Yale University
"Failure and Rescue," a commencement speech given by surgeon Atul Gawande about resilience in medicine
First-person stories of people sharing how they've handled failures from the University of Washington's Resilience lab
Articles and videos on resilience and mental health from the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Dentistry
See our self-massage and meditation page for videos on how to perform self-massage and acupressure and practice meditation.
View this list of apps you can download to practice mindfulness. Free and paid options are available
Mindful self-compassion meditations and exercises from Dr. Chris Germer (also has helpful links to books, articles, and other resources)
Glo (unlimited access to online lessons in yoga, Pilates, and meditation for $18/month)
Free guided meditations from Koru
There are several locations around OHSU for individuals to breastfeed or pump milk for later use.
The Outpatient Pharmacy in Physician's Pavilion stocks a number of breastfeeding and pumping supplies, including tubing, valves, connectors, breast milk storage bags, and bottle sets. They are located on the first floor of the Physicians Pavilion Building on Marquam Hill and are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
View OHSU's breast pump guide for prices and features of different breast pumps.
For more resources on campus, view the Breastfeeding page in O2 (note: some resources are only available for employees)
Healthy Starts (ages 0 to pre-k): OHSU students are eligible for priority enrollment and discounted tuition at Health Start's Children's Center located at the South Waterfront. Visit the Health Starts Children's Center O2 page to learn more.
See the Child Care Resources page for more information
Searching for affordable childcare is difficult and it is hard to know where to start. Care.com has several resources to assist you as you navigate child care resources:
Search your state's database of licensed child care providers to find information on background checks, licensing history, and monitoring reports:
Other helpful community resources
Planned Parenthood in Portland:
Planned Parenthood is a not-for-profit organization that provides sexual health services to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. This includes STD testing and treatment, access to birth control and contraceptives, emergency contraceptives (the morning-after pill), abortion, pregnancy testing and services, general sexual health care, and HIV testing. Planned Parenthood accepts most health insurance, and offers their services to uninsured patients on a discounted scale. Many qualify for free or highly discounted care.
At Student Health and Wellness all of our primary care providers are skilled at providing general primary care, urgent care, and preventive care for our transgender and gender-diverse communities. Jodi DeMunter, M.D., offers treatment for patients interested in discussing a transition to hormone therapy or for the ongoing maintenance of hormone therapy. She works closely with other OHSU clinicians to provide additional resources and consultation when needed, including referrals for gender-affirming surgical care if/as desired. Call Student Health at 503-494-8665.
Queer Health Alliance student group
- Provide safe, validating and inclusive health care and working environments at OHSU through education and advocacy.
Basic Rights Oregon (or call: 503-222-6151)
- Provides resources explaining Oregon Health Plan (OHP) coverage for transgender health care and assists with reporting discrimination.
- The oldest and largest provider of HIV services in the Pacific Northwest. CAP provides services around health care, prevention, testing, housing, and employment for individuals affected by HIV. CAP also provides peer support for HIV-positive individuals who also require mental health services or linkage to care.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Portland LGBTQ (or call: 503-679-2999)
- A drop-in, peer-led support group for LGBTQ persons living with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, or PTSD.
The Q Center (or call: 503-234-7837)
- An LGBTQ community center with a variety of support and affinity groups and events.
OHSU's Confidential Advocacy Program provides confidential services to OHSU employees, students, and volunteers who have experienced any form of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate-partner violence, stalking, relationship/dating violence, and other forms - whether at OHSU or outside of the university. CAP provided 24/7 support - contact them here.
Community based resources
Call to Safety (formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line)
- Call to Safety provides a comprehensive 24/7 crisis line, follow-up advocacy for survivors, support groups, community outreach and education, and sexual assault medical advocacy.
Sable House (Monmouth)
- Contact Sable House in Monmouth at 883-963-2277
Community Works (Ashland)
- Contact at 833-913-2277
Marta's House (Klamath Falls)
- Contact at 833-981-2277
Shelter from the Storm (La Grande)
- Contact at 833-992-2277