Find updates and information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Diagram of face mask policy and acceptable masks for patients, visitors, employees

Masks are still required in health care settings in Oregon.

At OHSU, everyone age 2 and older must continue to wear a mask in hospitals and clinics. See our visitor policy.

Hotline and website for those who test positive

The Oregon Health Authority offers help to keep yourself and others safe while recovering:

COVID-19 testing options for all ages

OHSU offers:

  • Testing for nearly all community members, by appointment
  • Testing at OHSU clinics, by appointment
  • Results within 24-48 hours
  • See Tests FAQ

Important things to know:

  • There is no cost to you for testing. We will bill your health insurance if you have it, but you won't pay anything.
  • You do not need to show ID or proof of citizenship. 
  • You do not have to have health insurance.

Find other options through the Oregon Health Authority test-site finder or the federal government's test-site finder.

Testing for community members

  • This testing is for all community members.
    • Exception: Infants younger than 2 months old who have symptoms will not be tested and should see a primary care provider.
    • Children ages 14 and younger need to come with a parent/guardian who can provide verbal consent.
  • You do not need to be an OHSU patient.
    • Exception: Patients from other health systems who need a test before a medical procedure or hospital care need to get testing from their own system.
  • You can get testing for nearly any reason: before an OHSU procedure, because you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, or other concerns. 
  • Make an appointment by calling 833-647-8222, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • These sites have two types of tests:
    • By nose swab.
    • By spit sample, for those who qualify.  If you hope to give a spit sample, do not eat, drink, chew gum, smoke or use tobacco products for at least 30 minutes beforehand.

OHSU Immediate Care Clinic, Beaverton
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006 

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OHSU Immediate Care Clinic, South Waterfront 
Center for Health & Healing Building 1, ninth floor 
3303 S. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239 

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Other testing options

Private insurance now must cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests.

  • The federal government announced that insurance companies and health plans must cover eight over-the-counter tests a month for each covered person. A family of four could have 32 tests paid for each month.
  • The government is adding incentives to let people buy tests online or from a store or pharmacy with no up-front cost or need to file reimbursement claims. It's a good idea to save your receipt in case you need to get reimbursed, though.

Learn more about insurance coverage for tests.

This testing is for established patients.

  • Hillsboro Medical Center Immediate Care Clinic, Forest Grove, an OHSU Health partner clinic
    1825 Maple St.
    Forest Grove, OR 97116
    By appointment only (usually available same or next day)
    Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    503-359-6180
  • Hillsboro Medical Center Immediate Care Clinic, South Hillsboro, an OHSU Health partner clinic
    7545 S.E. Tualatin Valley Highway
    Hillsboro, OR 97213
    By appointment only (usually available same or next day)
    Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    503-681-4223

This testing is for patients 2 months and older:

  • Adventist Health Urgent Care - Sandy, an OHSU Health partner clinic
    17055 Ruben Lane
    Sandy, OR 97055
    By appointment only. Call or go to adventisthealth.org/Portland/urgentcare. A virtual visit or provider consultation is required before receiving a test.
    Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
    Weekends, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    503-668-8002

  • Adventist Health Urgent Care - Parkrose, an OHSU Health partner clinic

    1350 N.E. 122nd Ave., Suite 200
    Portland, OR 97230
    By appointment only. Call or go to adventisthealth.org/Portland/urgentcare. A virtual visit or provider consultation is required before receiving a test.
    Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Weekends, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    503-408-7008

Learn how your child can get free weekly COVID-19 PCR tests through their school.  

OHSU COVID-19 forecast

OHSU’s lead data scientist, Peter Graven, Ph.D., provides frequent updates and COVID projections for Oregon and beyond. His work began as the pandemic emerged and helps inform the Oregon Health Authority.

The latest forecast was completed Nov. 18

OHSU COVID Forecast cover image
  • As of Nov. 16, 230 people were in the hospital.  The number of hospital patients has stayed relatively flat for three months.
  • COVID cases have risen slightly. They're expected to drop slowly through March.
  • RSV cases have surged in Oregon. Hospitals are likely to admit more people with RSV through November, then see cases drop through the winter.
  • Flu cases have increased in Oregon, though not as much as in the Southeast.
  • Wastewater tests show a slight increase in infections.
  • More people with COVID are visiting emergency departments.
  • More tests are coming back positive.
  • As of Nov. 15, 4% of Oregon's ICU beds had COVID patients.
  • As of Nov. 17, five children were in the hospital.
  • RSV is expected to remain a significant problem in the next few weeks, especially among children.
  • The COVID variant BQ.1.1 is spreading in the U.S. but has not shown up much in Oregon yet.
  • Flu is picking up, but fewer people are in the hospital than before COVID.

OHSU tools and policies

Do you have questions about coronavirus symptoms and care? If so, please contact your primary care provider. If you don’t have one, call us at 833-647-8222, and we'll answer your questions. We are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

Try our coronavirus screening tool in MyChart, our online patient portal. The tool asks you to fill out a brief questionnaire, then provides guidance on next steps. You'll need to sign in to MyChart as an OHSU patient.

  • You can download the MyChart app from Apple or Google.
  • Or you can log in to MyChart on a desktop or laptop.
Screenshot of "At-home care for people with COVID-19" guide

OHSU offers this downloadable guide on caring for a COVID-19 patient at home. The guide explains how to protect patients, families and caregivers.

Patients have the right to refuse COVID-19 testing when seeking emergency care at OHSU. Any patients who come to OHSU with an emergency, including active labor, will receive care regardless of whether they agree to testing. 

When COVID testing is declined, health care personnel base their use of PPE on the assumption that the patient could have COVID-19. Our visitor policy describes when visitors are allowed for patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Dr. Jordan Young (left) and Dr. Ran Ran put on protective gear before entering a patient room in OHSU’s Emergency Department.
Dr. Jordan Young (left) and Dr. Ran Ran put on protective gear before entering a patient room in OHSU’s Emergency Department.

Where to learn more

COVID-19 information

Community resources

  • Call 211 from a mobile phone.
  • Call 503-222-5555 from a landline.
  • Email help@211.com for general information.

News sources

These news organizations either have no paywall or have made some coronavirus stories available to everyone:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a series of videos on COVID-19 in American Sign Language. See one here and find the full series on YouTube.

Daniel Streblow, Ph.D., (left) and Donna Hansel, M.D., Ph.D., work in OHSU’s in-house COVID-19 testing lab.
Daniel Streblow, Ph.D., (left) and Donna Hansel, M.D., Ph.D., work in OHSU’s in-house COVID-19 testing lab.