LeAnn Gutierrez, Director
University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center Building
East 13th Avenue and Agate Street
The University Health Center is a unit in the Division of Student Life. The center provides comprehensive primary health care services for currently enrolled UO students who have paid student fees. These services are provided by a highly qualified staff that includes board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners, a dentist, registered nurses, laboratory and x-ray technicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, pharmacists, dental hygienists, health educators, and support staff.
Medical and Health-Care Services
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
- Preventive health services
- Ongoing primary care of chronic medical conditions
- Basic preventive dental services and dental education
- Specialized care in psychiatry, women’s health, sports medicine, and minor surgical procedures
- Asthma and allergy treatment
- Medical laboratory and x-ray services
- Mental health treatment by both primary-care and psychiatric specialists
- Physical therapy and rehabilitative services, sports medicine and therapy clinics for treatment of injuries
- Licensed full-service pharmacy, including over-the-counter items
- Nutrition education
- Health-promotion services
- Travel clinic
- Health insurance program
- Tobacco-cessation treatment
- Referral to other medical and dental health-care providers
Hours of Operation
The University Health Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, fall through spring terms. Summer session hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed weekends. The health center is closed between terms except for transfer of existing valid prescriptions and release of medical records.
Students are encouraged to make appointments for outpatient care by calling 541-346-2770 during weekday hours. Students who call prior to 10:00 a.m. are given priority for same-day appointments.
A nurse advice line is available when the health center is closed in the evening, on weekends, and between terms; call 541-346-2770.
Local emergency rooms and after-hours clinics are available for emergency and immediate care when the health center is closed (see below under Charges).
The University Health Center charges a nominal fee for clinician visits. Additional fees apply for laboratory tests, x-rays, procedures, medications and prescriptions, immunizations and injections, dental procedures, and other special services and supplies. Every effort is made to keep these charges low.
Students who are referred for medical services not available at the University Health Center or who use medical services outside the center are fully responsible for all expenses.
Student Health Insurance
The university does not require proof of health insurance for domestic students. However, the provisions of the Affordable Care Act may apply. International students are required to purchase health insurance. All students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance. The center offers a comprehensive health insurance plan to UO students enrolled at the Eugene campus. The plan is offered by our partner, PacificSource, and works on campus and wherever you travel, including abroad.
Health center staff members can explain how to obtain an itemized statement for insurance purposes, but the center does not bill insurance companies directly. Information about the optional health insurance plan offered by the university can be viewed at the health center website.
Measles and Mumps Immunization Requirement
By state law, students born after December 31, 1956, must show proof of two MMR vaccinations or other acceptable proof of immunity to measles and mumps. International students must show proof of at least two MMR vaccinations or other acceptable proof of immunity to measles and mumps prior to registering for their first term (see the health center website for additional information). U.S. students are required to show the same proof of measles or mumps immunization before the beginning of their second term at the university. An MMR vaccination is available from the health center for a fee.
Other General Information
All medical care and treatment provided at the University Health Center is confidential. Medical records, patients’ bills, and other patient information are released only with the specific written authorization of the patient, unless required by law.
The University Health Center is a member in good standing with the American College Health Association and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
For more information, visit the health center website.