Frequently Asked Questions
What services can I expect from Student Health Services?
The staff can attend to most of your health needs, such as: Evaluation and treatment of illness and injury; physical exams; women’s health examinations, STI testing, pregnancy screening, birth control counseling and supplies (including the morning-after pill), dietitian counseling, overseas travel consultations and vaccinations, routine vaccinations and allergy injections, laboratory testing, physician assessment and treatment for depression and anxiety, referral to off campus medical providers and specialists.
When classes are in session. Student Health Service hours are 8 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday.
WALK-IN HOURS - 8 AM - 11:30 AM Monday - Friday
APPOINTMENT ONLY - 1 PM - 3:30 PM. Please call 503-768-7165 to schedule an appointment.
APPOINTMENT ONLY - 9 AM - 2 PM, Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
PLEASE NOTE- Student Health Services will be closed on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11 AM - 1 PM for staff meetings.
What do I do in an emergency situation?
Dial 911. Then, if on campus, alert Campus Safety at ext. 7777. For more information about crisis and emergency assistance please click on the following link. Crisis and Emergency Assistance.
What do I do if I am sick and Student Health is closed?
You may call the nurse consultation service at - 1-800-607-5501. Calls are taken from 4 PM to 8 AM, Monday - Friday and 24 hrs. a day on weekends and holidays.
Please click on the following link for a list of hospitals and immediate care facilities in the area.
What do I do if I need a prescription medication?
Providers can prescribe medications for most medical conditions. The physician can assess for depression and anxiety and will prescribe medication for these conditions when she thinks it is appropriate.
The clinic uses Safeway Pharmacy for weekday delivery of medications not available at the clinic. If you prefer to use a different pharmacy, providers can write or call in a prescription for you. If you have a monthly prescription and would like to have it transferred to Safeway for delivery to campus, call 503-892-4975. Please check with your insurance to assure coverage through Safeway Pharmacy.
Will my visit to Student Health be confidential?
Yes, we respect your privacy at all times. Medical records are strictly confidential and are not released without your written consent.To print a copy of our medical records release form click on the following link Medical Records Release Form.
Will I be charged a fee at Student Health Services?
There is no charge for consultations. However, there are charges for laboratory tests, vaccinations, medications, consultations with the dietitian (the first three visits are free) and some medical procedures, that are usually covered by medical insurance plans. Familiarize yourself with the medical insurance plan you have.
Can I use off-campus medical services with my Lewis & Clark medical insurance plan?
Yes. Again, it is important to familiarize yourself with your policy’s coverage.
What about summer insurance coverage?
Summer coverage for 2013 is optional, but highly recommended. You must submit an application and payment directly to the insurance company by the deadline given on the application form. Applications are available at the following Aetna Student Health web address: