LeAnn Gutierrez, Executive Director
University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center Building
East 13th Avenue and Agate Street
The University Health Center is a unit in the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management. The center provides comprehensive primary health care services for currently enrolled UO students who have paid student fees. These services are provided by a highly qualified staff that includes board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners, a dentist, registered nurses, laboratory and x-ray technicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, pharmacists, dental hygienists, health educators, massage therapists, an acupuncturist, and a support staff.
Health Care Services
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
- Preventive health services
- Ongoing primary care of chronic medical conditions
- Preventive and diagnostic dental services and dental education
- Specialized care in psychiatry, women’s health, sports medicine, and minor surgical procedures
- Asthma and allergy treatment
- Medical laboratory and x-ray services
- Specialty mental health services by psychiatrists, as well as primary care clinicians
- Physical therapy and rehabilitative services, sports medicine and therapy clinics for treatment of injuries
- Massage and acupuncture services
- Licensed full-service pharmacy, including over-the-counter items
- Nutrition education
- Health promotion services
- Travel clinic
- Health insurance program
- Tobacco cessation counseling and free nicotine replacement products
- Referral to other medical and dental health care providers
Hours of Operation
The University Health Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, fall through spring terms. Summer session hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed weekends. Some clinics may have extended hours; please refer to the website for more information.
Students are encouraged to make appointments for outpatient care by calling 541-346-2770 during weekday hours.
A nurse advice line is available when the health center is closed in the evening, on weekends, and between terms; call 541-346-2770.
Local emergency rooms and after-hours clinics are available for emergency and immediate care when the health center is closed (see below under Charges).
The University Health Center charges a nominal fee for clinician visits. Additional fees apply for laboratory tests, x-rays, procedures, medications and prescriptions, immunizations and injections, dental procedures, and other special services and supplies. Every effort is made to keep these charges low.
Students who are referred for medical services not available at the University Health Center or who use medical services outside the center are fully responsible for all expenses.
Student Health Insurance
The university does not require proof of health insurance for domestic students. However, all students are encouraged to have adequate health insurance for optimal protection in case of health emergencies and to ensure compliance with the Affordable Care Act. International students are required to purchase health insurance as a condition of enrollment.
The health center is part of some insurance company networks and will bill other plans as a courtesy. Please check the website for more information.
Starting fall term 2017, the University of Oregon is expanding its immunization requirements for incoming students. Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable disease and safeguard the health of students and the community.
The following vaccinations are required:
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) series completion
- Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination for all students younger than 22 (dose received on or after turning 16)
- Varicella (chickenpox) series completion
- Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) series completion
Incoming students must also complete an online screening questionnaire for tuberculosis (TB). Results of this evaluation, in addition to documentation of required vaccinations (or evidence of immunity to these diseases) must be submitted to the University Health Center.
While not required at this time, immunizations are also strongly recommended for meningococcal B strain, hepatitis A and B, and human papillomavirus (HPV), in addition to receiving an annual flu shot.
Other General Information
The health care services provided at the University Health Center are confidential. Medical records, patient bills, and other patient information are released only with the specific written authorization of the patient, unless required by law.
The University Health Center is a member in good standing with the American College Health Association and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
For more information, visit the health center website.