Jennifer Haubenreiser, Executive Director
201 Plageman Building
Appointments 541-737-WELL (9355)
Information/Nurse Advice Line 541-737-2724
Student Health Services (SHS) at Oregon State provides leadership for health and wellness on campus with a goal to enhance students’ success while at OSU and throughout their lifetimes. SHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and is a member of the American College Health Association. The laboratory is accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA). The mandatory student health fee covers routine office visits at SHS. See Fees below for information about additional charges.
SHS offers comprehensive primary health care, disease prevention and treatment services, as well as extensive prevention, advocacy and wellness programs for all OSU students. Most services are housed in the Plageman Building on campus, including the medical center, lab, pharmacy and prevention, advocacy and wellness programs. Specialized services are available at the Dixon Recreation Center (SHS@Dixon) and the clinic at Tebeau Hall offers same-day appointments for minor medical concerns.
During the academic year the medical center is open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Hours and services vary during summer session, term breaks and on holidays. A telephone nurse information and advice line is available during clinic hours and after hours. More extensive clinic information and an online self-care guide is available at http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/.
Immunization and Medical History Requirements
A complete Medical Health History Form is required of all registered OSU students. Required immunizations include measles, mumps, and rubella; varicella; hepatitis B; tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis and meningococcus (MCV4) for those under age 22. A tuberculosis screening test is required for students arriving from certain countries and is available at SHS. Students are encouraged to satisfy all immunization requirements before arriving at OSU, but SHS can also administer these vaccinations once a student is attending OSU. Non-compliance results in a hold placed on registration for classes. While not required, students are encouraged to be immunized against hepatitis A, HPV, and meningococcus B. Annual flu immunizations are offered to students and travel immunizations are recommended where appropriate. More information is available at the Immunization Help Line: 541-737-7573.
Plageman Building Student Health Center
Confidential and high-quality health care is provided by physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, physical therapists and other health care professionals. Students are encouraged to become established with a primary care clinician early in their academic career. Clinical services include general medicine, women's health, sexual health, allergy/asthma, sports medicine, travel medicine, psychiatry and specialty consultations in orthopedics. Nutrition services and tobacco cessation counseling are also available, and the Oregon Contraceptive Care (CCare) unit provides free contraceptive services to students who meet residency and income guidelines. SHS provides x-ray and laboratory services. A full-service pharmacy, operated by the OSU College of Pharmacy, is located on the first floor of the building.
Tebeau Hall Same-Day Clinic
SHS’s satellite clinic at Tebeau Residence Hall provides same-day appointments for minor illnesses and medical concerns, such as sore throats, coughs and colds, headaches or back pain. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1:00–4:30 p.m. during the academic year. Hours vary during holidays, breaks and summer. Appointments can be made by calling 541-737-9355.
SHS@Dixon Recreation Center
SHS@Dixon provides services to treat activity-related injuries and other medical conditions and supports and promotes positive health behaviors. SHS staff provide physical therapy, sports medicine, massage therapy, nutrition consultation, acupuncture, chiropractic and wellness coaching at Dixon Recreation Center. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9–5 p.m. during the academic year. Hours vary during holidays, breaks and summer. For appointments and information, please call 541-737-7556.
Prevention, Advocacy & Wellness (PAW)
The prevention team strives to ensure student success through:
- The prevention of high-risk alcohol use and illicit/harmful drug use
- The prevention of sexual violence, interpersonal violence, hazing and other forms of violence
- Engaging evidence-based workshops and other programs
- Early intervention for students with indicated needs through referrals to the Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) and mandated students through the IMPACT Program
- Supporting students who are in active recovery from substance use dependence through the Collegiate Recovery Community
It is the vision of this team to create a safe and supportive living and learning environment in which all students can thrive and succeed.
Advocacy: Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center
The Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) serves as a first point of contact for all university community members affected by different forms of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, unwanted sexual experiences, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Safe and confidential services are available for crisis intervention and stabilization, safety planning, information about reporting options, on-campus advocacy for academic and housing concerns, referral and accompaniment to medical examinations or police and Title IX hearings and more. Free and confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 541-737-2030 or for walk-in visits at 311 Plageman Building.
The Wellness team works to build knowledge and skills, change attitudes and behaviors, and promote healthy choices among OSU students. The Wellness team provides workshops on a variety of issues most commonly faced by college students, including sexual health, nutrition, stress and body image. Other free services include nutrition counseling with registered dietitians and wellness coaching to explore students’ personal strengths and wellness goals. Students interested in contributing to these health promotion efforts are encouraged to participate in the Wellness Agents peer leader program where they can gain professional experience and mentorship while learning about prevention and health promotion in higher education.
Students pay a quarterly health fee that provides access to clinical office visits at no charge. Additional fees are charged for certain procedures, laboratory tests, x-rays, pharmacy and on-site medical specialists. The most common fees are listed on the SHS website http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/general/fees-services. Any fees for service can be billed directly to the student’s OSU account.
OSU Student Health Insurance
OSU offers insurance plans for students and their eligible dependents. Insured family members who are not OSU students are not eligible to be seen at SHS but can see medical providers within the community. Domestic students must meet minimum credit requirements to qualify for the health insurance. International students registered for one credit or more are automatically charged for the mandatory health insurance unless they submit a health insurance waiver by the third Friday of the term. In order to waive the mandatory OSU insurance plan a student’s health insurance must meet or exceed the current benefit requirements. More information is available in the Insurance Office in the Plageman Building, Room 110, or by calling 541-737-7568.