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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.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER & SHAC

In the event of inclement weather, the Center for Student Health & Counseling follows the University's closure plan. Check the PSU homepage for the most up-to-date information. Be sure to sign-up for PSU Alert which provides you with immediate notification of university closures, as well as important safety notifications. Click here to sign up. If you have a scheduled appointment canceled due to university closure, call SHAC on the next available business day to reschedule.

 

NEW SUPPORT/PROCESS GROUP FOR TRANS STUDENTS

SHAC Counseling Services will offer a support group this winter term for PSU students who identify as trans, including genderqueer, gender nonconforming, agender, bigender, pangender, two spirit, or questioning. Group facilitators, Katie and Micah, will provide a safe, confidential, and supportive space for students to process topics like body image, intersectionality, and how current events are impacting trans lives.

A pre-group screening is required for participation. Space is limited, so call 503.725.2800 now to schedule your pre-group screening!

 

SPRING TERM INSURANCE WAIVER LINKS 

Spring Term Insurance costs $827 and covers you for Summer term at no additional cost, regardless of taking Summer classes.   

DOMESTIC STUDENT Spring Waiver Link

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT Spring Waiver Link (for students with J1 or F1 visa)

Students may email insurance questions to insurancehelp@pdx.edu or call 503.725.2495.

 

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT

In light of the continued news of oppression and violence across our nation and abroad, the Center for Student Health and Counseling wishes to affirm our commitment to being a supportive resource to the PSU community. 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.

 

Many of you may be reacting to these alarming events with anger, despair, hopelessness, sadness, fear, confusion, and helplessness. Your reactions are normal, and we encourage you to connect with people you trust who can support you in coping with reactions to these tragic events. We also encourage you to know your limits and allow yourself permission to set boundaries in conversation and with social media so you can take care of yourself.

 

Counseling Services is available for PSU students who would like to talk with a counselor. Walk in hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-11:15 and 1:00-3:15 or you may call 503-725-2800 for more information.

 

Please see below for additional information on how to care for yourself and others:

SHAC's NEW PATIENT PORTAL

SHAC's Health Services and Counseling Services is pleased to offer a newPatient 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 theMyChart patient portal

SHAC APPOINTMENTS

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.

SHAC NEWS

  • Acupuncture at SHAC is now offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Dental Services is now offering dental care to PSU students taking 1-4 credit hours on a fee-for-service basis.
  • SHAC's Health Services and Counseling Services has implemented a new electronic health record (EHR) system called Point and Click. We appreciate your patience during this time as we make the adjustment to a new product.

 

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.