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Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)
Welcome to the Center for Student Health and Counseling. We are a community-based health care organization that provides high quality, accessible mental health, physical health, dental services, and testing services targeted to the needs of the PSU student population.

UPCOMING SHAC LATE OPENING: SHAC will have a late opening Thursday, December 3. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. If you experience a medical or mental health emergency prior to this time please proceed to the nearest emergency department.  Mental health assistance is also provided through the Multnomah Country Crisis Line at 503-988-4888. If you have a medical question or concern you can call our 24-hour Nurse Advice Line at 844-224-3145. For a list of local Urgent Cares and Hospitals please click here


MEDICAL: Students should call the main line at 503.725.2800 or come in during business hours. Advance appointments are typically required, however SHAC reserves same day appointments for urgent matters.

DENTAL: Call 503.725.2611.

COUNSELING: Students may come during Walk-In Hours. Crisis counseling is available any time during SHAC business hours.

TESTING: Call 503.725.5301 or visit the Testing Services website.

MIND SPA: Visit Mind Spa webpage.


The Winter waiver period is now open through 1/17/16.  If you did a waiver for Fall 2015, you do NOT need to do another waiver until Fall 2016.  If you have questions, please email the SHAC Insurance Team.

Winter Domestic Student Insurance Waiver

Winter International (J1 and F1) Student Insurance Waiver 


Contact the Insurance Team if you have questions regarding the Insurance Plan or the online waiver.  


  • Acupuncture at SHAC is now offered Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • SHAC is currently being surveyed for re-accreditation with the Accreditatio Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC). SHAC's review is scheduled for November 19 and November 20, 2015.
SHAC staff believe that prejudice and discrimination are detrimental to individual and community health. We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment where all people of diverse backgrounds and identities can expect to be valued and treated with respect and dignity.