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Health and Counseling Center

Schedule an Appointment: (503) 943-7134

The Health and Counseling Center is located on the top floor of Orrico Hall.
We're open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We close daily from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Questions? Send us an email at hcc@up.edu 

Special Announcement

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recently released a statement regarding episodes of severe respiratory illness among individuals who report vaping or e-cigarette use.

OHA is aware of a cluster of respiratory illness primarily among teenagers and young adults in 36 states, including Oregon. These people have been hospitalized after experiencing worsening symptoms, including shortness of breath, cough, and chest pain. Six deaths have been reported including one in Oregon. CDC and the affected states have not identified a cause, but all cases have reported e-cigarette use or vaping.

"These serious new illnesses are another reason to encourage people to avoid vaping or to quit if they’re ready," said Tom Jeanne, deputy health officer at OHA’s Public Health Division.

Before the new illness reports, OHA was already concerned about the health risks of vaping products. A recent report by the agency details the health risks for the products including nicotine addiction, exposure to toxic chemicals known to cause cancer, and increases in blood pressure.

Individuals who have recently vaped and are having difficulty breathing should seek medical attention immediately.

The priority of the Health and Counseling Center is to promote the safety and wellbeing of our University of Portland community. The clinicians at the Health and Counseling Center are available Monday through Friday to meet with students to discuss this warning, to provide education regarding prevention, and to answer any questions concerning vaping.  Please contact the HCC by phone (x7134) or email (hcc@up.edu) to schedule a free appointment.

If you or someone that you know is ready to quit smoking or vaping, free help is available from the following resources:

 

Our Mission

The Health and Counseling Center staff are committed to providing an emotionally safe, accessible, and compassionate space for all University of Portland students. We strive to integrate multicultural humility and competence into our everyday functioning, firmly planted in the belief that all people have dignity and are deserving of respect. Grounded in this foundation, we support students of all identities including age, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, mental and physical ability, national origin, religion, spirituality, size, socio-economic status, immigration status, political perspective, and world view. HCC staff are committed to opposing microaggressions, discriminations, prejudice, and all forms of oppression.

Confidentiality Statement

The Health and Counseling Center values our ability to provide students with a safe and confidential place to seek help. We will not disclose student information to parents, friends, coaching staff, or UP faculty unless we have signed release from the student.