The Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC)

We're here for you!

SHAC remains fully committed to the physical and emotional health and wellness of PSU students. Schedule your telehealth appointment today by calling 503.725.2800.


If you are asymptomatic, have NOT had an exposure to COVID-19, and want a COVID test for travel please be aware of the following:

  • PCR testing results are taking at least a week to get back at this time (it could become longer because of the increase in testing)
  • Many clinics are running out of supplies so Rapid PCR testing for travel is not a priority
  • The Rapid Antigen test cannot be used for travel

SHAC Acknowledgement & Accountability Statement

SHAC is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma and discrimination.

For the full statement visit the SHAC Acknowledgement & Accountability Statement.

Think SHAC first!

At the Center for Student Health & Counseling, we’re committed to helping students succeed inside and out of the classroom. From managing stress to general wellness, we focus on the overall well-being of Portland State’s student body. At SHAC you can find high quality, accessible mental health, physical health and dental services  - all under one roof! We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment where all people of diverse backgrounds and identities can expect to be valued and treated with respect and dignity. 

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COVID-19 Resources

SHAC has created a comprehensive webpage to help the PSU community navigate COVID-19. The COVID-19 Resource page has a wide variety of mental health resources and information covering topics such as: managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, surviving/resisting hate and more. 

Inform SHAC of COVID-19 positive test results or diagnosis to help PSU initiate centralized university level responses to protect our community. Please report if you've been to PSU within the past two weeks. 

If you think you've been exposed to COVID-19, don't complete this form. Call SHAC at 503.725.2800.

Current Updates  

Flu Shots at SHAC - By Appointment

To schedule your flu shot appointment, call 503.725.2800
Flu shot clinics will take place at SHAC every Tuesday - 9:30am - 12pm & 1:00pm - 3:30pm 

Coronavirus Resources

It’s tempting to read the news, but that can often lead to unnecessary anxiety.  SHAC recommends you pick  a reputable site and use that as your source of information.  To learn more about the Coronavirus, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website or the Oregon Health Authority website.   

"Summer Only" Waiver Status: OPEN

The "Summer Only" Waiver is open through 7/4/21 11:59pm PST

You do not need to do a waiver if you have an approved waiver from Fall 2020, Winter or Spring 2021, as your approved waiver is valid through Summer 2021.

If you missed the Spring Waiver Deadline (4/11/21) visit the Missed Waiver Appeal information page for due dates and criteria. 

2021-22:  All students who have their own private insurance are required to do a new waiver every academic year in the Fall.  We will send email reminders starting in August.

Department Updates:

SHAC staff are available and here to support you! Call SHAC first!

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