Health Service

Care is provided equally to all registered students regardless of age, race ethnicity, physical ability or attributes, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Health Service is open to all students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Law School, and the Graduate School.  Our goal is to provide safe, quality health care for students in the Lewis and Clark community so that they may thrive academically and personally during their years at Lewis & Clark. 

We are located in Templeton Campus Center. The entrance is on the north side of the building, lower level, beneath the Trailroom.

Health Service will be closed for the semester at 4 p.m on Friday, December 11 through January 18. During the time the Health Service is closed, there are three options available for any student needing medical consultation:

1. Our nurseline will be available to students 24/7 by calling 1-844-915-2069. If you need medical consultation for any condition, this is probably your best first call. Calls to the nurseline are free.

2. Lewis & Clark has partnered with on-site urgent care services to residential students beginning on Saturday, December 12. DispatchHealth’s clinical teams provide on-site urgent care, including COVID-19 testing services. Students can access DispatchHealth through the DispatchHealth app (available in the App Store or via Google Play), the DispatchHealth website, or calling 503-714-8987.

If you reach out to them, DispatchHealth staff will triage your situation and, if indicated, send a physician assistant or nurse practitioner along with a medical technician to your campus residence to provide medical assessment and consultation. DispatchHealth staff are available every day, including nights, weekends, and holidays, from 8 am to 10 pm.

Please note that DispatchHealth services are not free—they bill the patient’s insurance in the same way an urgent care clinic would. DispatchHealth accepts most insurance. They are an in-network provider for the student health insurance plan. If you don’t have the student health insurance plan, we encourage you to contact either your insurance plan or DispatchHealth for more information about your specific insurance plan benefits. DispatchHealth accepts credit cards and debit cards for amounts that insurance is not expected to cover.

3. List of off-site urgent care centers and hospitals

COVID-19 Testing Site Information From OHA


8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday


Please call (503)768-7165 to schedule a telehealth appointment.

  • Emergencies: Call 911 and notify Campus Safety at 503-768-7777 (if emergency is on campus).
  • After hours urgent medical advice: You may call the nurse consultation service at 1-844-915-2069. Calls are taken from 4 PM to 8 AM weekdays and 24 hrs a day on weekends and holidays.  Please note: the nurse consultation service is only available for times when the Health Service is not open.  If you call the Health service and the line is busy, we are helping another patient.  Please try back in a few minutes.  
  • After hours psychological crises: You may call the crisis counseling service at 503-265-7804.  Calls are taken from 4 PM to 8 AM weekdays and 24 hrs a day on weekends and holidays.


Fact sheet for COVID-19 saliva testing
Fact sheet for COVID-19 Abbott ID Now testing
Consent form for saliva based COVID-19 testing


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lewis & Clark is actively engaged in planning and preparedness activities related to the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the best information summarizing the college’s planning efforts, please visit the Reopening for Fall 2020 web page and Community Health Updates blog of the Health Promotion webpage.

The Health Service encourages all community members to take everyday actions to prevent the spread of all respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use alcohol-based (at least 60%) hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Whenever possible, ill students should e-mail their faculty to inform them of absences. Employees should e-mail supervisors.

There are two online tools available to help students sort out healthcare decisions in response to possible COVID-19 symptoms:


In Portland metro area :

On campus Covid-19 Case Manager and Contact Tracer - Ami Hanna, 503-768-8737 or



You will need to register on the Health Information Portal to obtain copies of your receipts/statements to send to your insurance company for reimbursement.

As part of the Division of Student Life, staff in the Health Services share in the Student Life mission:  To empower students to learn, lead, and engage the traditions of the liberal arts in the 21st century. As holistic educators, we partner with students through their development in academic & experiential learning, civic leadership & career development, diversity & inclusion, and wellness. We create an enduring community of belonging in which all students can take pride and realize their potential.