Welcome, new international students!

We're so happy you chose Oregon State University to continue your education. If you become ill or injured while you are a student, call Student Health Services at 541-737-9355. 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.

Did you know? Translation services are 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.

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Health insurance

International students* are automatically enrolled in the OSU international student insurance plan. If you have other insurance that meets federal, state and university requirements (OAR 576-025-0020), you may submit a waiver to remove the charge.

It's important to note that your dependents living in the U.S. (if any) need to be covered by health insurance as well. If you have questions, you can call the SHS insurance office at 541-737-7600.

Immunizations and health history

All students coming to Oregon State must receive a series of required vaccines. If you have already received some or all of your required immunizations, you must submit proof to the immunization office. If you still need some (or all) of your required immunizations, you can get them at SHS.

You must also submit an international student health history form, which can be found in our forms section.

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Fees for services

Most services at SHS are covered by a health fee, and are therefore free of charge. Other services are not covered by the health fee, and therefore cost extra and are billed to your student account. You can visit our fees page to learn more about what services are covered.

Patient portal

We have an electronic medical record system and a secure patient web portal to help you make the most out of your care. Our web-based services allow for faster access to patient information and confidential, electronic communications with providers.

You can also use the portal to submit required forms and make appointments.

Staying healthy at OSU and beyond...

Infectious diseases

Preventing the spread of infectious diseases is very important to Oregon State. To promote the health of the campus community, SHS offers general information on how to prevent disease and vaccinations for diseases such as influenza.

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.

SHS offers a variety of resources to help prevent the spread of these infections.

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.