Balancing work and/or school and your family can be challenging and expensive. You should realize that at OHSU you can take advantage of OHSU discounts for child care, student financial aid for child care, and priority waitlist, enrollment and discounted tuition rates at Healthy Starts Children's Center, located at the South Waterfront. And don't forget to check our resources page, where some resources mentioned are also useful for child care needs.
Many companies and organizations offer discounted services and products to OHSU. Although traditionally they've been called "OHSU Employee Discounts," generally these discount offers are for anyone with a valid OHSU ID badge, including employees, students, and volunteers.
The vast array of offers has included daycare, au pair services, and child education (three months and up). These discounts change over time, so check this page often for updates, and please review each offer carefully for details.
Visit the Employee Discounts page on O2. Look for the Child Education/Care tab.
Childcare costs and students receiving financial aid
The OHSU Registrar and Financial Aid Office may be able to increase a student’s standard budget by the amount of their child day care expenses. If the budget is increased, in the vast majority of cases, it would result in increased potential loan eligibility. Please be aware there are maximums allowed to be included in the financial aid budget. Visit the Registar and Financial Aid website or contact the Financial Aid at email@example.com for more information.
Employees (including postdocs) and students get a 10 percent discount on full-time, part-time and drop-in tuition at KinderCare centers and before- and after-school programs, including the Healthy Starts program at OHSU, across the street from the Center for Health & Healing Building 1. In addition to the daycare discount, Healthy Starts offers priority enrollment to OHSU employees and students; however, there is typically a waitlist — so you should contact them as soon as you are considering this option.
KinderCare’s Champions before- and after-school programs
Your OHSU 10 percent discount applies both to KinderCare daycare centers and KinderCare’s Champions before- and after-school program. Champions provides before- and after-school learning to children K-6, break-time programs to children five to 12 years old, and early learning programs to preschool and pre-K children.
KinderCare locations around Portland
Participating nearby KinderCare Learning Centers accepting the OHSU discount include:
Please note that the OHSU priority enrollment is only for the South Waterfront location.