OHSU coronavirus (COVID-19) response

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COVID response
COVID response
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As of Wednesday, June 16

OHSU community vaccinations

OHSU staff vaccinations

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Additional OHSU-specific data

As the state's academic health center, Oregon Health & Science University remains engaged with state and local public health authorities and health systems across the metro area to coordinate a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to contain the spread of the virus, including through the use of vaccines that first arrived at OHSU on Dec. 15.

Beginning in the earliest days of the pandemic, OHSU activated an emergency operations center that adapted response plans already in place from previous pandemic influenza outbreaks.

OHSU has prepared to treat a surge of patients with COVID-19, while working proactively to contain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and protect our workforce.


Community COVID-19 vaccination sites

OHSU has committed its entire organization to deploying COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are available, starting with difficult-to-reach community members and underserved communities.

OHSU has established an online resource to help OHSU patients make an appointment to get vaccinated. The university has also engaged students and trainees to vaccinate Oregonians.

At this time, OHSU Health is collaborating with community partners and other hospitals and health systems to offer vaccinations at the following mass vaccination sites:


Mobile, drive-through testing


As Oregon’s academic health center, OHSU is committed to ensuring all Oregonians have access to COVID-19 testing and appropriate health care, particularly people of color and other individuals from communities hardest hit by COVID-19. Throughout the course of the pandemic, OHSU has offered low-barrier drive-through testing that has tracked surges in case counts, at various points accommodating as many as 700 people a day through sites in Hillsboro, the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Expo Center.

OHSU will operate a low-barrier drive-up testing facility at the Portland Expo Center through Friday, June 18. This low-barrier testing site does not require an appointment or referral, is free to the patient (although insurance will be charged if the patient has insurance) and is available to OHSU and non-OHSU patients alike:

Learn more about details of testing. Guidelines may change at any time based on updated recommendations.


Patient care


Workforce management


Research and development


Community measures


Ways to help

Please consult these resources for the most current information on the COVID-19 response:


OHSU Communications
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