New Students

Welcome to Oregon State University! This section of our Web site points you to important immunization requirements and information about Student Health Services, as well as the health insurance plans available to OSU students. Please refer to the section that is most relevant to you:

New Domestic Students

Requirements for new international students can be found here

Immunization Requirements Prior to Attending OSU

All incoming domestic students must submit health forms and provide proof of immunity against a variety of significant infectious diseases. This information is required for students to attend OSU and failure to provide this information will result in a registration hold.  The required forms may be completed online at the Patient Portal. [If you are unable to access the online forms, you may also print the health history form (PDF) and submit it by mail or fax.]

Offsite clinics or programs may impose more stringent vaccination requirements as a prerequisite for student participation. OSU does not have control over these clinical sites’ decisions to do so.  Please contact your program regarding any additional health and vaccination requirements.

TB Screening Requirements

Students who have lived in a high-risk country for more than six (6) months are recommended to complete TB screening upon arrival at Oregon State. The TB screening will be available through OSU Student Health Services. The testing must be completed within the United States, so please do not pursue advance testing in another country prior to your arrival. If you have lived in one of the high-risk countries for more than 6 months and would like to be screened for TB, please contact OSU Student Health Services upon arrival at OSU.

Fees for Services

If you become ill or injured during your academic career or have questions about your health, please call the Student Health Services to make an appointment. Most routine office visits are available at no charge to you. These visits are paid for by the OSU Health Fee that you pay with tuition each term. Fees are often charged for additional services such as laboratory, X rays, prescriptions, massage and physical therapy. Visit Most Common Fees for current fee information.

Health Insurance

Student Health Services also offers health insurance plans for students. We urge all students to maintain health insurance coverage.

Infectious Diseases

OSU places high priority on preventing the spread of infectious diseases. To promote the health and well-being of the campus community, SHS offers preventive information on these diseases, as well as supplying any immunizations that are available for specific diseases.

Patient Portal

Student Health Services has an electronic medical record system which provides faster access to patient information and better communication with pharmacies regarding prescriptions. We have also developed a secure Patient Web Portal that allows you to electronically communicate confidentially with providers and submit the required health and immunization forms online.

If you have any chronic medical conditions or have ongoing prescription needs, we encourage you to make an appointment with a primary care provider early in your academic career. Prior medical records are often helpful in transitioning your ongoing medical care to SHS while you are at the university. You should request that your current medical provider fax a copy of your pertinent records to: 541-737-9665. Alternatively, the records can be mailed to Oregon State University Student Health Services, Attn: Medical Records Department, 201 Plageman, Corvallis, OR 97331.

New International Students

Requirements for new domestic students can be found here

Immunization requirements prior to attending OSU

All incoming international students must submit health forms and provide proof of immunity against a variety of significant infectious diseases. This information is required for students to attend OSU and failure to provide this information will result in a registration hold. The required forms may be completed online at the Patient Portal. [If you are unable to access the online forms, you may also print the International Health History Form (PDF) and submit it by mail or fax.]

Offsite clinics or programs may impose more stringent vaccination requirements as a prerequisite for student participation. OSU does not have control over these clinical sites’ decisions to do so.  Please contact your program regarding any additional health and vaccination requirements.

TB screening requirements

Students from countries identified as high TB risk are required to complete TB screening upon arrival at Oregon State. Students from exempt countries who have lived in a high-risk country for more than six (6) months are recommended to complete a TB screening as well. The TB screening will be available through OSU Student Health Services. In many cases, TB screening will be included in the new student orientation schedules as coordinated by INTO-OSU and OSU International Programs. The testing must be completed within the United States, so please do not pursue advance testing in your country prior to your arrival. If you are from one of the high-risk countries, please expect to complete your TB screening upon arrival at OSU.

Fees for services

If you become ill or injured while you are a student, call Student Health Services at 541-737-9355 to make an appointment. Usually office visits are free to students. You might need to pay for some services such as lab tests, X-rays, prescriptions, massage and physical therapy. Visit Most Common Fees for current fee information.

Language translation services

Translation service is available at the clinic for more than 170 languages. SHS staff members access the translation line by way of speaker phone or conference call. The service is free and confidential.

Health insurance

All international students who are registered for at least 1 credit hour in Fall, Winter and/or Spring terms will be automatically charged for the OSU International Health Insurance. If a student has other insurance, he/she may submit a waiver and a summary of the insurance for approval no later than the last published date of open enrollment. If approved, the charge will be removed. To learn more about health insurance and how to use it, visit About Health Insurance.

OSU requires that all non-resident international students and their dependents (living in the United States) be covered by health insurance. The health insurance must meet federal, state and OSU requirements (OAR 576-025-0020). For more information on adding a dependent to your OSU health insurance, contact the Student Health Insurance office 541-737-7600.

Health coverage while traveling

Students who are enrolled in OSU International Health Insurance are covered by On Call International if they get sick or injured when traveling. If you are at least 100 miles from OSU, or in another country, call On Call International as soon as possible by dialing 866-525-1956 (within the United States) or 603-328-1956 (outside the United States). On Call International cannot reimburse you for any medical expenses unless they are arranged, approved and provided by On Call International, so always call them first. For more information about staying safe and healthy while traveling, go to Travel Tips for International Students.

Infectious diseases

OSU places high priority on preventing the spread of infectious diseases. To promote the health of the campus community, SHS offers information on how to prevent disease, and information on immunizations that are available.

Sexually transmitted infections

STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) are infections that can be passed between people during sexual activities. They affect people of all ages and backgrounds. In the United States there are about 19,000,000 new cases each year. Half of these are among young people ages 15-24 years. Visit STIs and HIV for more information. 

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Patient portal

Student Health Services has an electronic medical record system which provides faster access to patient information and better communication with pharmacies regarding prescriptions. We have also developed a secure Patient Web Portal that allows you to electronically communicate confidentially with providers and submit the required health and immunization forms online.

If you have any chronic medical conditions or have ongoing prescription needs, we encourage you to make an appointment with a primary care provider early in your academic career. Prior medical records are often helpful in transitioning your ongoing medical care to SHS while you are at the university. You should request that your current medical provider fax a copy of your pertinent records to: 541-737-9665. Alternatively, the records can be mailed to Oregon State University Student Health Services, Attn: Medical Records Department, 201 Plageman, Corvallis, OR 97331.

Veterans

Student Health Services welcomes military veterans! We thank you for your service, and are ready to support and assist you in your health and wellness needs as you transition to being a student at OSU. If you are entitled to VA benefits, SHS is committed to work with you to coordinate medical care.

As an enrolled student, you are eligible to access our many services. Please take a few minutes to explore our site and learn about all that SHS has to offer. In addition to a wide range of Clinical Services, SHS also contributes educational information and wellness programming through its Health Promotion Department. The Plageman Building, where the health clinic is located, is also home to the Pharmacy operated by the OSU College of Pharmacy. Pharmacy services are available to registered students.

For detailed information regarding procedures and requirements related to utilizing your GI Bill benefits, as well as other valuable campus and community resources, please visit http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/veterans.

If you have specific questions, you can contact William Elfering, OSU Military and Veteran Resources Advisor, at 541-737-7662 or william.elfering@oregonstate.edu.

Assistance regarding homelessness

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline to ensure that homeless veterans or veterans at risk of homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless veterans and their families; VA medical centers; federal, state and local partners; community agencies; service providers; and others in the community.

To connect to a trained VA staff member, call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838). For more information about the hotline: http://www1.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp

College of Veterinary Medicine Students

College of Veterinary Medicine medical entrance requirements

Congratulations on this new beginning! For your own health and safety and for the safety of your peers and animal patients, the following are required upon admission to OSU and to the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Read the Information for New Vet Med Students letter (Word Doc)

Complete, sign and submit the College of Veterinary Medicine Health History Form (Word Doc). This form must be completed and submitted to receive medical clearance.

    • Email to:  occ.health@oregonstate.edu

    • Mail to: OSU Student Health Services, Vet Med Medical Entrance Requirements, Attn: Occupational Medicine, 201 Plageman Building, Corvallis, OR 97331
    • Fax to: Attention: Occupational Medicine at 541-737-7236

    Complete the general OSU Health History and Immunization forms before your first term. Visit the patient portal at https://bewell.oregonstate.edu to complete this requirement online. If you are unable to use the online form, see http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/forms and print the “Health History Form” or “International Health History Form” and send it along with your immunization records

      • Email to:  immunizations@oregonstate.edu

      • Mail to: OSU Student Health Services, Attn: Immunization Coordinator, 201 Plageman Building, Corvallis, OR 97331
      • Fax to: Attention: Immunization Coordinator at 541-737-9665

      Required for the College of Vet Medicine: Rabies vaccine series

      Choose one of the three options
      1. Submit dates indicating receipt of 3 shots by pre-exposure protocol (day 0, 7, 21-28) - OR- 
      2. Submit a copy of medical records with the date and location/provider stamped or signed by an authorized healthcare agent indicating significant antibody titer by RFFIT testing (1:5) - OR -
      3. Attend all three rabies clinics through Student Health Services during fall term to receive the full vaccination series. Since the series is difficult for some students to obtain prior to coming to OSU, the entrance requirement for rabies can be completed at these special clinic dates. These dates will be coordinated with the College of Veterinary Medicine during the start of Fall Term. The opportunity to bill student insurance will be offered at the time of the vaccine clinic dates.

      Additional information

      Animal allergies

      Oftentimes, animal handlers may be unaware of an animal allergy until they are exposed to animals over time. If at any point in your studies you develop allergic symptoms or your current symptoms progress, please contact Ariel Leshchinsky at, 541-737-7566, who will then help coordinate an appointment at Student Health Services (covered by the student health fee).

      Billing

      The College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a 25% off discount for vet students for the rabies series only. A Student Health Services billing department representative, Tami Chaput, will coordinate billing student insurances. Please bring your insurance card with you to the rabies clinic and email tami.chaput@oregonstate.edu for any further questions.

      Student Health Services and Oregon State University sincerely appreciate your efforts in keeping you and the OSU community safe.

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      Online Programs FAQ

      Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have a technical problem or question, please see if one of the answers below can resolve it. Otherwise please submit a Help Ticket. Your Help Ticket will be answered within 48 business hours.

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      The program shows a blank screen or won’t let me advance—how can I fix this?

      If you encounter this problem try one of the following:

      1) Make sure you are on a laptop or computer; the programs do not work on tablets, iPads, or smart phones.

      2) Try using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for your browser-- some students use Internet Explorer and that browser doesn't work really well with the program.

      3) Make sure your Java and/or Flash player are up to date

      4) If none of these options fix your problem, get technical support from EverFi.

      5) If EverFi does not help resolve your issue submit a Help Ticket.

      I have a Grades Hold on my Student Account—how do I get that lifted?

      The only way to remove the grades hold is to complete Part 1 and/or Part 2 of the course(s) assigned to you. Once you complete the required Part, the grades hold will be lifted from your account within 24 hours. This grades hold does not affect your ability to register for classes—it simply prevents you from seeing your grades. If the program says you have completed Part 1, are in “intersession”, or have completed Part 2 and you still have a grades hold, please submit a Help Ticket.

      I accidentally put myself in the wrong student group

      Please submit a Help Ticket to be placed into the correct group. You can still go through your assigned course(s) and no progress will be lost once administrators have placed you into the correct group. Please submit Help Ticket to request being placed into your correct group. 

      I cannot log in

      Please make sure you are usingthe link given to you in your invitation email. From there it will bring you to a page and ask you to enter your ONID username and the password associated with that account. If you have lost your link please submit a Help Ticket. Students should not share links with each other as each link is specific to the student it was given to.

      What happens if I do not take the course(s) assigned to me?

      Failure to complete each part of the required course(s) will result in a Grades Hold on students' OSU Student Account. The only way to lift this hold is to complete each part of the required courses. Once students complete the part of the course, the hold will be lifted from their account within 24 hours of completion.

      I’m a first year student—why do I have to take AlcoholEdu?

      Whether you choose to drink or not, the reality is that you will encounter alcohol at some point during your time at Oregon State University in some capacity.  It’s important that students understand the effects alcohol can have on individuals as well as our community in order to foster a safe, healthy, and welcoming community. 

      I was assigned to take Haven--why do I have to take Haven?

      Oregon State University's goal is to make all OSU students aware of how sexual violence is perpetrated and perpetuated and also provide students with a common language so we, as a community, can continue the conversation of sexual violence. All OSU students are part of our campus community, and therefore part of the change that we seek to initiate in Haven. Haven is one of many ways we are working to creating a healthy, safe, and welcoming environment for everyone.

      I’m an older student and was assigned to take Haven Plus—why do I have to take this course?

      You've come to Oregon State University to study, work, and make connections that will influence the rest of your professional life. These topics are not limited to your life at school and can impact anyone, anywhere, regardless of student status. All OSU students are part of our campus community and therefore part of the change that we seek to initiate with Haven Plus - you too can play a role in creating environments that are healthy, safe, and welcoming. 

      I’m an Ecampus, OSU-Cascades Campus, or La Grande Campus Student—why do I have to take Haven Plus?

      You've come to Oregon State University to study, work, and make connections that will influence the rest of your professional life. These topics are not limited to your life at school and can impact anyone, anywhere, regardless of student status. All OSU students are part of our campus community and therefore part of the change that we seek to initiate with Haven Plus - you too can play a role in creating environments that are healthy, safe, and welcoming.

      Transfer Students

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