Student Health Services (SHS)

The best place for OSU students to go to get medical services is Student Health Services (SHS). They have three locations on campus: Plageman, Tebeau Clinic, and SHS at Dixon. Translation services are also available. Please request it at your visit.


Do I need to make an appointment?

You need to make an appointment for Plageman (main clinic) and SHS at Dixon. Make an appointment by calling 541-737-9355.

The Tebeau Clinic offers same-day appointments for minor illnesses and medical concerns. No appointment is needed.


When are they open?

Please check this website for operating hours for each location.


I just have some medical questions. I don't need to see a doctor. Who should I talk to?

If you just want to ask medical questions, call the Medical Advice Nurse Line at 541-737-2724 (during clinic hours), or 541-737-9355 (after hours).


Are the services free for students?

Many services are free or at reasonable cost to OSU students because of the OSU Student Health Insurance. For more information about student health insurance, please go to this page. If you need any assistance, please contact the Senior Coordinator for Care and Conduct.


Off-campus medical care

For students who have OSU Student Health Insurance (Pacific Source): If you are looking for a special type of doctor, or would like to see a doctor off campus, SHS has a referral coordinator. Simply contact SHS and ask for a referral.

For students who have your own health insurance from other provider: Go to your health insurance company's website. Search a list of local doctors, choose one, and call for an appointment. If you go see a doctor who is not on the list, it will cost you more money.

Urgent or Emergency Medical Care

If you have an urgent medical problem and SHS is closed, you have several options but these types of medical services cost much more. You should only use these services in serious situations. You do not need an appointment. Bring your insurance card and any identification card (i.e. passport, driver's license) with you.

2001 NW Monroe, St. 104 Corvallis, OR 97330 | Open everyday 7 am - 7 pm

Samaritan Urgent Care Center
5234 SW Philomath Blvd. Corvallis, OR 97333 | Mondays - Fridays 8 am - 8 pm | Saturdays 9 am - 6 pm | Sundays 10 am - 6 pm

Emergency Room (most expensive)
3600 NW Samaritan Drive Corvallis, OR 97330 | Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Call 911 (most expensive)
911 can send an ambulance to you, or help you with any emergency situation. You can call this number anytime.

Please note: If you go to the ER for a non-emergency, your insurance company may refuse to pay your medical charges and you will have to pay it yourself. This cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Please be sure to use an ambulance or go to the ER only for serious emergencies.


Prescribed Medications vs Over-The-Counter Medications

"Prescribed medications" are the medications that you cannot get without talking to a doctor first. You will most likely to receive a prescription (a paper that doctor fills out to indicate what medications you should get). Please bring the prescription to a pharmacy and get your medications.

"Over-the-counter medications" are the medications that you can get without talking to a doctor. For example, cough drops, pain reliever, etc. A pharmacy at SHS has over-the-counter medications, too. Other places you can get such medications are: