Health and Counseling Services

Division of Student Life


The Health and Counseling Center welcomes all Reed College students. We have a wonderful team ready to help with your mental and physical health needs. See below for important updates and announcements.

Click here to make an appointment!

*** The HCC is closed for the summer - if you have an urgent medical need please call Community Safety at 503-788-6666 or go the nearest urgent care facility. Find the Summer Break Guide here. Have a safe and fun summer!***

Interested in requesting an outreach or workshop? Click here for the outreach form and here for more information about current topics and offerings. 


The Stall Street Journal

A brief and informative newsletter about the goings-on of the HCC for the upcoming semester. Volume 1, Issue 2 available here.

Insurance Reimbursement

Click here for easy to follow instructions on how to request reimbursement from your insurance company for servies rendered at the HCC.

COVID-19 and Flu 

Reed College is continuing to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic on our campus.

If you test positive for COVID please call the HCC for isolation guidance. The HCC also provides testing for symptomatic students. If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms please call the HCC for an appointment.

We are NOT able to offer testing for close contacts of COVID-19 positive persons, or testing for travel at this time. If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, continue following CDC guidance for exposure.  Multnomah County has many free options for testing and vaccines off campus.

The HCC is no longer offering COVID for this academic year, we will have them available for the 2024-25 academic year beginning in August. We still have flu and other vaccines, please call us at 503-777-7281 to schedule an appointment. 

For more information on how Reed College is continuing to combat the pandemic visit our COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan.

Prescriptions During Winter and Summer Breaks

Please make sure you are set with refills to cover you through Winter and Summer Breaks for any daily medications like HRT and psychiatric medications. Please call us as soon as you're able at 503-777-7281 if you will need refills.

Naloxone and Harm Reduction Services at the HCC

Naloxone (Narcan) is a life-saving medication that works to reverse an opioid overdose. Anyone who uses opioids (such as oxycodone, M30, heroin) or unintentionally uses opioids (like taking a pill that is unknowingly laced with an opioid like fentanyl) can experience an overdose.

Naloxone is readily available without a prescription at numerous retail pharmacies or the Health Care Center (HCC). Here at the HCC we're pleased to be able to offer FREE naloxone nasal spray kits to students to empower students to be proactive in the face of potential emergencies.

To obtain a naloxone kit through the HCC, simply schedule an appointment online through our health portal or by reaching out to our front desk. During your visit, you'll receive a brief but essential training on administering naloxone and be provided with a kit containing this life-saving medication.

On campus, Emergency naloxone kits are also available but having your own personal naloxone allows you the advantage of quicker, portable access during an emergency. 

For more information on naloxone please review this document.

An important message regarding the privacy of all Reed students

The HCC staff are governed by federal statutes in healthcare and college health, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974). These acts protect the private information of students in college and their health care records. Conversations between the patient and HCC staff are private, unless the patient requests that another individual be included in the release of private information. Whenever possible, this permission must be in writing. Patient visitors and individuals accompanying the patient to the HCC are included in the purview of HIPAA and FERPA. Please keep in mind that HCC staff can neither confirm, nor deny that a student is currently being seen or has been seen at the HCC, unless a signed release of information is in the student's medical record. We ask that the Reed community and parents respect the student's right to privacy.

Important information regarding immunizations

In an effort to maintain a healthy campus, Reed College has designated both required vaccines and highly recommended vaccines. All incoming and returning students should look over the Immunizations and Health Record Requirements pages. Please call us at 503-777-7281 if you have questions about immunizations and vaccines. 

Come speak to our HCC medical staff about PrEP!

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a pill for those at high risk for HIV. Taken daily, it can block HIV. PrEP is the daily use of antiretroviral medications in combination with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of HIV infection in an HIV-negative person.

The HCC medical providers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your individual situation and the options open to you regarding PrEP. Before PrEP is prescribed, HIV testing and symptom history must exclude an HIV infection. It is to be used along with regular HIV/STI testing, as well as periodic counseling and support around adherence and sexual choices.

PrEP is recommended by the CDC and WHO as part of a comprehensive prevention approach for individuals at substantial risk of HIV infection.

For more information please visit