The Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC)

Upcoming Closures

SHAC will be closed 1:30-5:00pm on Tuesday, June 6th for an Student Affairs All-Staff meeting and also closed 2:30-5:00pm on Thursday, June 8th for an All-SHAC meeting.

We're here for you!

SHAC remains fully committed to the physical and emotional health and wellness of PSU students. 
Schedule your appointment today by calling 503.725.2800

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Exciting news! SHAC Counseling Services has partnered with My SSP to offer PSU students free, confidential emotional health and wellbeing support anytime, anywhere. Call or chat. Get connected today.

SHAC Acknowledgement & Accountability Statement

SHAC is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma and discrimination.

For the full statement visit the SHAC Acknowledgement & Accountability Statement

Think SHAC first!

At the Center for Student Health & Counseling, we’re committed to helping students succeed inside and out of the classroom. From managing stress to general wellness, we focus on the overall well-being of Portland State’s student body. At SHAC you can find high quality, accessible mental health, physical health and dental services  - all under one roof! 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. 

Transgender Healthcare and Reproductive Rights

The Center for Student Health and Counseling unequivocally supports the right of all individuals to determine and control the outcomes of their reproductive lives and believes that transgender healthcare is a human right and should be accessible to trans and gender diverse youth and adults.  SHAC will continue to advocate for student’s reproductive healthcare rights and increased accessibility to gender affirming care. 

Current Updates  

Counseling Services: How do I access referrals to longer term care in the community?

ThrivingCampus is an online directory that allows PSU students to access a list of off-campus, licensed mental health clinicians, many of whom specialize in working with students. The website includes various guides and resources that assist students through the process of securing off-campus outpatient care.

“SUMMER ONLY” WAIVER: Open May 8, 2023 through July 9, 2023 11:59 PM PST

Access the Insurance Waiver 

You do not need to do a waiver if you have an approved waiver from Fall 2022, Winter or Spring 2023, as your approved waiver is valid through Summer 2023 (ending Sept. 19th).

2023-2024 Academic Year:  All students who have their own private insurance are required to do a new waiver every academic year in the Fall.  We will send email reminders and open the Fall waiver starting August 10, 2023.