Health Insurance

The UO recommends that all students have health insurance to help cover unexpected medical expenses that may arise. If you do not have health insurance and are not covered on someone else’s plan, student insurance is offered through the UO.

Domestic Students

The UO health insurance plan is voluntary. See current information on coverage, costs, enrollment, and deadlines of the plan here.

International Students

All UO international students are required by the UO to have health plan coverage which meets the university’s established criteria. International students will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the UO insurance plan. Learn more here.

Private Insurance

SHAC is happy to provide you with a statement of services which can be submitted to your private insurer for possible payment. To request a medical/counseling statement to submit to a private insurer, e-mail Please include your full name, date of birth, PSU identification number, along with the date or dates of service. Please also indicate whether you would like the statement mailed to you or if you would like to pick it up from SHAC. The statement will be mailed to the address that is listed in Banner. You will need to present photo ID if you are picking up the statement at SHAC. A statement can only be requested and given to the student. Requests will be completed within five business days.

Student Health Fee

The mandatory student health fee, included in your tuition bill, allows registered UO Portland program students to access to the Portland State University Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). The student health fee is not health insurance and does not cover charges for medical services received at SHAC or health providers in the community. Students are not required to have health insurance to be seen at SHAC.

Insurance Questions

For domestic and international student health insurance questions, contact the UO Student Health Insurance Office at 541-346-2832 or Inform them that you are a Portland student.