Best of: Health

Student Health Services is available to students who have paid the health fee. Many services can be used without any additional cost.

Arete Caldwell, News Contributor

Student Health Services

Student Health Services staffs clinicians, health educators and other professionals to provide comprehensive primary care, according to Rishi Seshadri, chair of the Student Health Advisory Board. SHS also oversees a number of public health initiatives and provides other important services like substance abuse rehabilitation and resources for sexual assault survivors.

“With its three locations on the OSU campus, students are able to walk over before, after or between their classes rather than travelling elsewhere,” Seshadri said. 

In general, it is also much easier for an Oregon State University student to get an appointment at SHS than at a private clinic off campus, according to Seshadri. In addition, SHS can be much more financially affordable for students. 

“OSU students who have paid the health fee can schedule an appointment or utilize many other services at no cost,” Seshadri said.

Additionally, Seshadri says SHS employees truly care about the health of the students at OSU. 

“Providers at SHS are passionate about college health issues and have devoted their careers towards improving the wellbeing of college students,” Seshadri said.

According to Seshadri, any of the professionals at SHS are experts in college health issues, which results in better care for OSU students. SHS, as a whole, strives  to  make    staying  healthy a little easier.

SHS has three locations on campus‚—the same-day clinic in Tebeau Hall, SHS @ Dixon and the main clinic in Plageman Hall. Tebeau Hall’s same-day clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. SHS @ Dixon is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main clinic in Plageman Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information about the SHS facilities can be found at

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