On behalf of Wellness Services, welcome to Lewis & Clark College! Wellness Services are provided by the Health Service, the Counseling Center, the Office of Health Promotion & Wellness, and the student health insurance program.
We want to promote your health as a student, along with the health of our community. In accord with this, we have four health considerations that must be addressed soon. Please complete the following:
Please note that you must set up your Lewis & Clark email account and then wait at least 24 hours before you can set up your portal account. To set up your account, follow this link http://lclark.medicatconnect.com
and click “Register” in the upper right hand corner. The portal is a secure platform that will allow you to enter immunization and other health information described below. If you have any difficulties setting up your portal account, please check out this help sheet.
You may need to collect medical information from your family or health care provider in order to complete these forms.
If you are enrolled on a full-time basis (i.e., taking six or more credits in any semester or summer session), Oregon state law requires measles (MMR) immunizations prior to attending classes. We need you to enter your immunization dates in the health portal. Click on the immunization tab to enter your two MMR dates (you may also enter your other immunization dates, but they are not required).
If you have been in a high risk tuberculosis (TB) area, we also require TB screening prior to attending classes. Click on the immunization tab to enter your TB testing information. Tuberculosis screening is required if you meet either of the following criteria: 1) You were born in a country with a high incidence of tuberculosis disease; or 2) in the last five years you lived in, traveled to, or emigrated from a country with a high incidence of tuberculosis disease. (For a list of countries with high incidence of tuberculosis disease, see Appendix B of the publication Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Students.)
These forms are located on the Health Portal under the “Forms” heading.
Within the Health History form, please be sure to provide the names of any prescription medication(s) you are taking, including medication name, dose, and frequency.
Your completed forms in our Health Information Portal (HIP) will become part of your permanent medical record. This record is held secure within Wellness Services. You control how information from these forms is shared—please see the forms for details.
Please note that if you have a health condition—such as hearing loss, mobility impairment, low vision, learning disability, or psychiatric disorder—and you think you may need some support at Lewis & Clark directly related to any impairment you experience, you should contact the Lewis & Clark Office of Student Accessibility
(503-768-7192) as soon as possible. You must contact that office as a first step if you desire any academic accommodations. Because your health history forms are confidential within Wellness Services, disclosure of a health condition in our health history forms does not constitute disclosure of a disability to the College.
As you complete these various forms, think about any needs you might have for health care once you arrive on campus, including medical treatment, medication, and psychological or psychiatric care. Please be aware:
Our Health staff provides basic primary health care and urgent care.
Our Counseling staff provide time-limited, intermittent counseling, crisis services, and consultation. If you are seeking routine ongoing counseling throughout your college career, or are in need of intensive or specialized treatment, you will need to arrange for off-campus care. Referral assistance is offered through the Office of Student Accessibility.
We have limited psychiatry hours available for students who are engaged in counseling at the LC Counseling Center.
Students in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling (GSEC) are not required to have health insurance, but it is strongly encouraged.
Lewis & Clark has partnered with PacificSource to offer a health insurance plan for students
that contains robust benefits that support the health of college students. The plan provides excellent value as well as access to a wide network of providers both in Portland and across the nation. The plan may provide a better value for you than health insurance offered through a parent’s or partner’s employer. We encourage you to review our school-sponsored insurance plan and see if it meets your needs.
GSEC students who wish to enroll in coverage must do so at the start of each and every semester via the PacificSource Online Enrollment System. The enrollment window opens each semester about one month prior to the policy period. GSEC students must enroll within 31 days from the effective date of coverage each semester (fall semester deadline is October 1, 2023 and spring semester deadline is February 1, 2024). It is the student’s responsibility to purchase coverage each semester by the enrollment deadline.