What Students Need to Know related to COVID
What if I need medical consultation or support? Is the Health Service open?
The medical clinic in our on-campus Health Service–located in the Templeton Student Center on the undergraduate campus– is now closed for the summer. It will re-open again in late August. Students needing medical consultation this summer should visit this webpage to learn of their summer options for care. If new students have questions about vaccination issues, they should call or e-mail the clinic at email@example.com.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19? And what should I do if I am experiencing symptoms?
The Centers for Disease Control maintain an updated list of symptoms of COVID-19. If you experience any of those symptoms, isolate immediately; call a health care professional; and follow their guidance about whether further isolation or testing is needed. Students in residence this summer should visit this webpage for guidance on isolation, ordering groceries, and other support. On that webpage, there are also directions to a notification tool whereby students can make college staff aware of their symptoms and needs. Be sure to complete the notification tool to alert college staff about your situation!
I have a medical emergency. What should I do?
If your situation is life-threatening and you are on campus, call 911 and also call Campus Safety at 503-768-7777, so that Campus Safety can help emergency response staff in finding you. If you are off-campus, just call 911. Emergency symptoms of COVID-19 can be found here.
Where can I get off-campus medical support (including COVID consultation) prior to the reopening of the Health Service?
There are many options for medical consultation in the Portland area. Check out the partial listing here. We recommend that all students verify whether a particular provider is in-network with their insurance company before accessing services.
What if I need medical consultation after-hours?
Anytime the Health Service is closed, students who want to consult with a medical professional about their symptoms should contact our Nurse Consultation Service at 1-877-617-9531.
I live in or near Portland. What options exist for COVID testing in the community?
The Oregon Health Authority has a website to help Oregonians find COVID testing locations in the state. The website has an English language version, and a Spanish-language version. Multnomah County also has a good webpage that lists local COVID testing options.
Many health care providers are offering COVID-19 consultation and testing. We offer the testing sites below as just some of the available options. The first clinic has multiple locations and accepts the student health insurance plan. We suggest that students inquire with any clinic about how long it will take to receive results.
Supporting Student Wellness during COVID-19: Prevention, testing, tracing and more.