OHSU coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Health Care , Community , Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Aerial OHSU Marquam Hill
Aerial OHSU Marquam Hill
Aerial view of OHSU on Marquam Hill in Portland, Oregon.
Aerial of OHSU. (OHSU/Aaron Bieleck)

As of Monday, Oct. 18
 

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19

OHSU staff vaccinations

OHSU-specific data

OHSU community vaccinations

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, 2020.

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, and this group continues to meet.

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. In fact, OHSU is collaborating to stand up vaccine clinics throughout the area to reach underserved people. See an updated list of community events.

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.

OHSU Health also is offering vaccinations here:

The mass vaccination clinics at the Portland International Airport, Red Economy Parking Lot and Oregon Convention Center closed June 19 after delivering more than 800,000 vaccine doses from those two sites alone.


Mobile, drive-through testing

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 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.

Learn more about other OHSU COVID-19 testing options and resources.


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:


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