Education at OHSU

Wellness Resources

View a variety of health and wellness information and resources using the links below. For self-guided videos on massage, acupressure, and meditation, view our Self-massage and Meditation page.

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 University of Washington's Resilience lab

Articles and videos on resilience and coping  with challenges from the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Dentistry

Compassion Fatigue Pocket Card

View this list of apps you can download to practice mindfulness. Free and paid options are available

See our self-massage and meditation page for videos on how to perform self-massage and acupressure and practice meditation.

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

Breastfeeding

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)

Childcare

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: 

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

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.

OHSU Transgender Health Program

 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.

Basic Rights Oregon, Fierce Family Members Group (for the families of transgender youth)
Cascade AIDS Project (or call: 503.223.5907)

  • 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. 

 Domestic Violence Resource Center

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.

See our Student Food Resources page for information and resources both on and off campus

 MyPlate

Healthy eating for an active lifestyle

SNAP Benefits (applications available in English, Spanish, Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese)

 American Academy of Sleep Medicine fact sheets:

Take the anonymous and interactive OHSU Stress and Depression Survey

Visit these sites to take quizzes and learn more about yourself:

American Academy of Ophthalmology recommendations for Computer, Digital Devices, and Eye Strain