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OSU Trustees Vote To Move Forward With Student Wellness Clinic

Oregon State University

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees has voted to move forward with plans to lease part of a proposed student medical clinic to Samaritan Health Services.



The four-story health center will be in a new building on the southeast corner of Reser Stadium. The top two floors will be the new home of OSU’s student health services.


The university wants to lease the second floor to Samaritan Health, which will operate a clinic for OSU employees and the general public. Students will be able to use the Samaritan-run portion of the health center when the student clinic is closed.


Board Chair Rani Borkar said it means OSU will have year-round, on-campus medical services when the new building opens.

“I think this is an outstanding example of community partnership," she said. "I’m really excited about the enhanced services that will be available to OSU staff and our students.”

The Board voted to approve terms of the proposed lease to Samaritan.


If Samaritan agrees, the 20-year lease would begin in July, 2023, with an option to extend it to 30 years.



Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December 2018 and became News Director in March 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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