CORVALLIS, Ore. – Construction of a new Health Center at Oregon State University that will include Corvallis campus student health services and a Samaritan Health Services primary clinic is nearly complete and will open this summer.
The about 30,000-square-foot Health Center will house most clinical services offered by Oregon State’s Student Health Services. Samaritan will provide primary care services to Oregon State faculty and staff and members of the Corvallis community.
“Contributing to community wellness is a university priority,” said OSU President Jayathi Y. Murthy. “We are very pleased to offer expanded health care services on the Corvallis campus for students, and we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Samaritan Health Services in providing campus-based health care services for OSU faculty and staff, and local residents.
“The health center is a major component of Oregon State University’s Completing Reser project, which not only updates the westside of the football stadium, but contributes to year-round activities and services within the stadium, including a new welcome center for prospective students and their families, and this impressive health center.”
Samaritan will lease and occupy the entire second floor of the Health Center and begin services in the building in July.
“At Samaritan Health Services, our mission is ‘building healthier communities together,’ and this collaboration between Oregon State University and Samaritan is a shining example of the mission in action,” said Doug Boysen, president and chief executive office of Samaritan. “When we work together, we can achieve so much good for the health and well-being of the community.”
Samaritan will be expanding care options in Corvallis by opening a new primary care clinic in the Health Center. Samaritan Medical Group Family Medicine will provide full-service primary care for faculty, staff and the community. Delivered in a team approach, services include preventive care and screenings, chronic disease management and lab services.
In addition, SamCare Express will relocate from a Circle Boulevard clinic to the campus Health Center in July, providing same-day care and extended hours for treatment of non-life-threatening health concerns.
This summer a new campus pharmacy will open near the Health Center in the Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center, located at 845 S.W. 30th St.
“This collaboration is the result of years of shared visioning between our organizations,” said Kelley Kaiser, senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Samaritan. “As an OSU graduate and longtime leader at Samaritan, I am proud that we have been able to build this health center together to serve students, faculty and the community.”
Oregon State’s Student Health Services expects to move into the new building in late June. Student Health Services will continue to offer rapid care services in the Tebeau Residence Hall during the academic year and telehealth appointments.
“The new Health Center expands the services available to OSU students and provides convenient, campus-based access to services for Oregon State faculty and staff in Corvallis,” said Kelly Hower, executive director of Student Health Services at Oregon State.
The Health Center is located at 850 SW 26th St., at the southwest corner of Reser Stadium. Reserved parking spots will be available for students accessing Student Health Services clinic, as well as community members visiting the Samaritan Health Services clinic.
The Health Center is part of university’s efforts to complete Reser Stadium and transform it into a facility with year-round programs for OSU Corvallis students, faculty and staff. The completed Reser project will include a new welcome center to serve prospective students and their families when visiting Oregon State.
About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 35,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.
Sean Nealon, 541-737-0787, [email protected]
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