Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Services

Medical Services

Who are we?

Our medical staff is a diverse group of professionals including board certified physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and administrative support staff members. For more information about individual medical staff members, please see the Medical Staff page.

Primary Care Services

Reed medical services offers a variety of primary care services, including

  • diagnosis and treatment of acute illness, injury, and chronic conditions
  • a self-care station
  • women's health care and annual exams
  • referrals to area specialists as needed
  • preventative counseling and education
  • immunizations
  • confidential counseling and testing for sexually transmitted diseases
  • health promotions and resources
  • coordination of allergy injections with local allergy clinics

Appointments

We offer scheduled appointments and walk-in visits Tuesday 9 a.m.–7 p.m., and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.. To make an appointment, contact Meg Sattely at 503/777-7281, or come by the Health and Counseling Center.

After-Hours Medical Care

Community Careline: 800/607-5501

When the Health and Counseling Center is closed, students can access free medical advice and consultation through Community Careline, which is staffed by registered nurses.  

When your call is answered, your concern will be immediately assessed for urgency. Depending on urgency, as well as the current demand for services, you will either receive an immediate consultation, or will be told that you will receive a return call for a more in depth discussion of your medical concern.

Community Careline endeavors to return all calls for an in-depth nurse consultation within 30 minutes of the call, but at peak demand, it may take longer. Please be available for a return call as needed.

Emergency and Hospital Information

In the case of a life-threatening emergency, call

9-911 (from campus phones)

911 (from non-campus phones)

For non-life-threatening urgent or emergency care, call one of the following facilities:

OHSU: 503/494-8417

Providence Portland Medical Center: 503/215-6000

For a full list of local hospitals, click here.

Cost

Consultations by the medical staff at the HCC are free for enrolled students regardless of insurance coverage. Prescriptions, lab work, X-rays, massage, and some other procedures will require a fee.

When you need care beyond what HCC offers, the costs incurred by seeking treatment elsewhere will depend upon your insurance coverage. Reed offers insurance for its students, which covers primary and specialty care off campus. We recommend that the Reed Health and Counseling Center refer you to any specialty care services. If you are covered under a parent's insurance, we recommend that you determine your level of coverage ahead of time. HMOs, in particular, may have restrictions about where and by whom you can be treated. If you need consultation with an off-campus specialist, the HCC can assist with an appropriate referral.

Other Important Numbers

Community Safety, available 24 hours in case of emergency
0 (on campus) 503/788-6666 (off campus emergency number)
503/771-1112 (off campus non-emergency number)

Residence Life
Phone: 503/777-7536 Fax: 503/517-7691 E-mail: res.life@reed.edu

Radio Cab
503/227-1212
If you need to get off campus medical attention and you do not have money for a cab, the Health and Counseling Center or Community Safety can help you arrange a charge to your Reed account.