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Jennifer Haubenreiser, Executive Director
Plageman Building, 108 SW Memorial Way
541-737-9355
jenny.haubenreiser@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/

Appointments 541-737-WELL (9355)
Information/Nurse Advice Line 541-737-2724
SHS@Dixon 541-737-7556

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) while 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 on the Student Health Services website.

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. For students age 26 and under on the Corvallis campus, proof of vaccination against meningococcus B (MenB) is also required. 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.

Medical Services

>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 Clinic

Students can take advantage of the expertise of SHS clinicians in the convenient location of Dixon Recreation Center. The clinicians and educators at SHS@Dixon support a holistic approach to health, giving consideration to the broad influences that contribute to life balance and wellness. Services available at this location include acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, nutrition consultation, physical therapy and sports medicine.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 9–5 p.m. during the academic year. The clinic schedule varies during holidays, breaks and summer. For appointments and information, please call 541-737-7556 or stop by the reception desk just inside the main west entrance to Dixon Recreation Center.

Prevention and Wellness Programs and Services

It is the vision of Student Health Services to create a safe and supportive living and learning environment in which all students can thrive and succeed. To this end, the prevention and wellness team contributes to student success by building knowledge and skills, changing attitudes and behaviors, promoting protective and healthy choices, and creating a culture of well-being in the OSU community through:

  • evidence-based workshops and other programming aimed at decreasing high-risk alcohol use, illicit/harmful drug use, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, hazing and other forms of violence.
  • early intervention for substance use issues, including referrals to the Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) and the IMPACT Program.
  • support for students in active recovery from substance use dependence through the Collegiate Recovery Community.
  • workshops to increase knowledge and skills on a variety of wellness issues most commonly faced by college students, including sexual health, nutrition, stress and body image.
  • nutrition counseling with registered dietitians.
  • wellness coaching to explore students’ personal strengths and wellness goals.

Students interested in these and other health promotion efforts on campus may participate in programs such as the Wellness Agents peer leader program, where they will gain professional experience and mentorship while learning about prevention and health promotion in higher education. 

The 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.

Fees

Students pay a health fee each term 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. More information about fees can be found on the SHS website. 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 room 110 of the Plageman Building, or by calling 541-737-7568.


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