• Free Medical Services Available for All PPS Students at Student Health Centers

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    Any Portland Public Schools student who needs medical care now has six locations on PPS campuses to receive cost-free service. After being closed during much of the 2020-21 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Student Health Centers at PPS high schools have returned.

    Recently the Student Health Center at Jefferson High School re-opened, becoming the fifth Multnomah County Student Health Center at a PPS school available to serve students ages 5 to 18. Also, the Benson Wellness Center, which is run in partnership with Oregon Health Sciences University, is open at the Marshall campus.

    Jefferson joins Cleveland, Franklin, McDaniel and Roosevelt as a site of a Multnomah County Student Heath Center. Any PPS student or Multnomah County resident ages 5 to 18 can utilize the services, which include routine exams, sports physicals, sexual health, mental health, vision and dental screenings, and COVID-19 testing and vaccines.

    PPS students can also utilize other Multnomah County Student Health Centers outside the district, at Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose and Reynolds high schools. For hours and other information for all Multnomah County student clinics, see the program’s webpage.

    PPS students are also welcome at the Benson Wellness Center, which moved with the school to the Marshall campus (3905 SE 91st Ave.), where Benson has been relocated for three years during the modernization construction at its Northeast Portland campus. For more information on scheduling, appointments and services, please see the clinic’s webpage.