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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.

Air Quality Conditions & Your Health

SHAC wants to help you stay healthy while Portland and outlying areas experience poor air quality conditions due to wildfires. Click here to read about the health risks associated with the current air quality conditions and resources available to you, including free masks at SHAC.



The Waiver Deadline is October 8th, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Access the Domestic Student Waiver Application

Access the International Student Waiver Application


Students who drop below 5 credits in the first two weeks of a term will no longer be eligible for the student insurance that term. If a student needs to drop for medical reasons and wishes to continue to have insurance, they may appeal to do so by contacting Christi Ziegler at 503.725.2467.

Key Summer Term Updates

  • Friday hours for Health Services and Counseling Services will change to 9:30am to 5:00pm as of June 26, 2017.

  • Prices on some SHAC services will increase as of July 1,2017.

  • Please be aware that Dental Services will be closed on Mondays during the Summer Term. 

SHAC's Patient Portal

SHAC's Health Services and Counseling Services is pleased to offer a new Patient Portal service called Open Communicator. You can schedule some basic appointments, communicate with medical providers, complete forms ahead of time, update your required health insurance and immunization information, and more. To log in to Open Communicator, go to the MyChart patient portal.

Summer Term Insurance Information

Spring/Summer Coverage (4/3/17-9/19/17) $827

Summer ONLY Coverage (6/25/17 - 9/19/17) $628

Students may email insurance questions to: or call 503.725.2495.

Fall Term Insurance Information

Fall Coverage (9/20/17-1/7/18) $875

Fall Waiver Deadline 10/8/17 at 11:59pm

Students may email insurance questions to: or call 503.725.2495.

Illuminate - IPV

Using the power of prevention education to promote healthy relationships and sexuality by addressing the underlying social determinants of violence and to create equal and respectful relationships.

Illuminate seeks to shed light on the social injustices that lead to sexual and relationship violence and to create social change through prevention programming such as bystander intervention, anti-oppression, consent workshops and social norms campaigns.


SHAC Appointments

MEDICAL: Students should access the Patient Portal, 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.


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.