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(Student Health and Counseling Center)

A community-based health care organization that provides high quality and accessible mental health, physical health and testing services targeted to the needs of the PSU student population.

Address: 1880 SW Sixth Ave. Suite 200

Phone: 503-725-2800  


Hours: Fall, winter and spring term

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday closures: check website

Eligibility: Students enrolled in five or more regular credit hours are automatically assessed a mandatory $190 Student Health Fee included on their tuition bill. $90 of the $190 is a Basic Insurance Plan. The Basic Insurance Plan offers coverage for students who need services outside of SHAC. It also helps cover the costs of diagnostic work, such as labs or X-rays, performed at SHAC. SHAC no longer takes walk-ins.

Mercy & Wisdom Healing Center

Provides primary natural health care services to the community, especially to those with low income or no insurance.

Address: 2 NW Third Ave.

Phone: 503-227-1222


Hours: Monday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fees: Sliding scale. Low-income and uninsured patients may apply for sliding scale fees with proof of income.

Priority Clients: Uninsured, low-income. Call 503-227-1222 for same- or next-day appointment. Walk-in appointments are available.

Multnomah County Health Department

“In partnership with the diverse communities we serve, the Health Department strives to assure, promote and protect the health of the people of Multnomah County.”

Address: 426 SW Stark St.

Phone: 503-988-5558

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fees: Sliding scale. Must be at or below 200 percent federal poverty level with proof of eligibility. Contact 503-988-5558 to schedule a financial screening appointment. Sliding fee scale determined after financial screening. All visits are by appointment only. No walk-in appointments available.

National College of Natural Medicine

Offers access to natural health care to low-income and under-insured people at community-based health clinics throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

Address: Check website for closest location to you.

Phone Scheduling: 503-552-1515

Main Clinic: 503-552-1551



Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clinic hours vary. Saturday: Clinics open, scheduling desk closed.

Fees: $20–$30 fee per visit at community clinic locations.

40 percent discount at the main clinic location with eligibility requirements. Must be at or below 200 percent federal poverty level. No person will be turned away for financial reasons. They do not require proof of income at their community clinics. They do require proof of FPL at their main clinic location if you are applying for low-income sliding scale. Income below FPL receives a 40% visit discount and 20% medicine discount at NCNM Main Teaching clinics. Most community clinics only open one day a week. Walk-in appointments available.

Outside In was a great resource, but since they stopped accepting patients quite some time ago, many Portlanders have been at a loss for other low-cost options. They are still out there—you just have to look a little harder. If one of these doesn’t work for you or you need more information, go to and they’ll hook you up. So there you have it. No dying! ?