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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.

Counseling Services Walk-In Hours: 
Monday, October 16th CLOSED 9am - 11am

Monday, October 16, 2017 Walk-In hours will begin at 11am instead of 9am. Please note this important change. 

Fall Term Student Health Insurance Plan Info

  • Student Health Insurance Plan Coverage Dates: 9/20/17-1/7/18
  • Student Health Insurance Plan Premium Per Term: $875
  • Student Health Insurance Plan WAIVER APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/8/17 at 11:59pm
  • Plan or Waiver Application Questions:
  • Students who drop below 5 credits in the first two weeks of a term will no longer be eligible for the Student Health Insurance Plan
    • If a student needs to drop their term courses for medical reasons and wishes to continue to maintain their Student Health Insurance Plan coverage, an appeal may be submitted. Contact Christi Ziegler, SHAC Student Insurance Coordinator, at 503.725.2467.

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.





    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 Dates of Closure


    Tuesday, October 10, 2017: Closing at 2:00 p.m.

    Friday, November 10, 2017: SHAC/PSU closed in observance of Veterans Day

    Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017: SHAC/PSU closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Thursday, November 30, 2017: Opening at 11:00 a.m.

    Monday, December 25, 2017: SHAC/PSU closed for Christmas

    Monday, January 1, 2018: SHAC/PSU closed for New Year

    Thursday, January 18, 2018: Closing at 2:00 p.m.

    Thursday, March 15, 2018: Opening at 11:00 a.m.

    Monday, May 28, 2018: SHAC/PSU closed in observance of Memorial Day

    Tuesday, June 7, 2018: Closing at 2:00 p.m.



    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.