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Health insurance pays part of the cost of health care for you and your family if you are injured or get sick. It can be used at OSU Student Health Services, doctors’ offices, and hospitals.
OSU’s health insurance requires that you use either Student Health Services or a doctor that is part of the plan (doctors who have signed up with that insurance company).
Healthcare in America can be expensive, so it is important to have health insurance.
All non-resident international students and their dependents (living in the United States) must be covered by health insurance that meets national, state and OSU requirements (OAR 576-025-0020). All international students are automatically charged for OSU International Health Insurance.
Students who have other insurance can submit a waiver request with a summary of their insurance coverage. If approved, the charge will be removed. For more information on adding a dependent to your OSU health insurance, contact the Student Health Insurance office 541-737-7600.
Each family member on your plan has a $500 deductible. This is the amount that you must pay each year before benefits will be paid by the insurance company. The deductible is waived for students seen at Student Health Services, but does apply for dependents and students when seen outside Student Health.
Contact the Student Health Insurance Plan office via email or 541-737-6748.
In most situations, the first place to go is Student Health Services. This will be the cheapest place to get health care.
To make an appointment, call 541-737-9355. If you need to see a doctor immediately, some same-day appointments are available.
If you have a problem when Student Health is not open, call the Nurse Advice Line at 541-737-9355.
If Student Health is closed, you can go to Corvallis Clinic Immediate Care or Samaritan Urgent Care.
Corvallis Clinic Immediate Care Center
3680 NW Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330
Samaritan Urgent Care Center
5234 SW Philomath Blvd. (in Sunset Plaza near Safeway)
Corvallis, OR 97333
If you are looking for a special type of doctor off campus that is part of your insurance plan, go to the PacificSource website.
They can send an ambulance to help you. You can also go to the emergency room at the hospital. Emergency room visits are much more expensive than visiting a doctor who is covered by your insurance. If you go to the emergency room when you don’t have an emergency, your insurance might refuse to pay all or part of your charges. You would need to pay those charges. This can cost you a lot of money.
Good reasons to go to the emergency room: