At Student Health Centers, you will get:

  • Private care and treatment
  • Respect from all staff
  • Choices about your care and treatment
  • Information you can understand

Your responsibilities

  • Show up on time for appointments
  • Contact the clinic if you need to cancel your appointment
  • Be sure you understand how to take any medications
  • Tell us before you stop taking any medications or are having problems
  • Ask us any questions about anything you do not understand

Confidentiality and consent

Your privacy and safety are important to us. In general, adolescents have a right to privacy regarding some health information. If there is a safety concern, privacy cannot be maintained when you are less than 18 years of age or when we are required to report by law.

School-Based Health program staff work with youth of all ages to involve parents/guardians in their care.

Oregon state law allows:

  • Persons 15 years and older to receive general medical service.
  • Persons 14 years and older to initially receive mental health services which includes drug and alcohol screening and treatment.
  • There is no age of consent for reproductive health and sexually transmitted disease services.
  • Healthcare providers to involve parents/guardians based on clinical judgment regardless of the age of consent.