Welcome, new international students!

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.

All incoming international students are required to submit health forms and provide proof of immunity against a variety of diseases. Failure to provide this information will result in a registration hold. You can complete these forms online via our Patient Portal.

Students from high TB risk countries are required to complete a TB screening upon arriving at OSU.

Students who have lived in a high-risk country for more than 6 months are recommended to complete a TB screening in the United States. Please contact us if you would like to be screened at Student Health Services.

Most routine clinic visits are available for free. Refer to our fees section if you have any questions regarding fees for additional services such as lab work, X-rays, prescriptions and physical therapy.

We urge all students to maintain adequate health insurance coverage. SHS offers health insurance plans for students.

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.

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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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.

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.