Acute Care

The Acute Care Clinic is designed to manage minor illnesses and injuries that are non-life threatening that may need to be seen today. Common health concerns appropriate for Acute Care Clinic include:

  • Cold and flu-like symptoms 
  • Sore throat
  • Cough 
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sinus symptoms 
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Genital symptoms 
  • Rashes
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Eye symptoms
  • Ear symptoms
  • Scrapes, burns, skin injuries
  • Concussions
  • Acute joint or muscle injuries (for significant sports injuries, evaluation and treatment in our Sports Medicine Clinic may be another option)

Our services include:

  • Phone and nurse visit triage consults
  • Problem-focused medical visits designed to assess and treat your issue so you can get back to your academics as quickly as possible
  • Rapid testing for urinary tract infections and strep throat
  • Same-day testing for viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and RSV
  • Same-day symptomatic testing for sexually transmitted infections (If you need “just checking” testing for STIs, visit the primary care STI clinic that you can schedule online!)
  • X-rays for minor injury or illness management
  • Procedures, including laceration repair, abscess incision and drainage, splinting, EKGs and basic lab work, IV fluids for hydration and acute illness management
  • Referrals to our primary care team so you can establish care for longer-term medical care

Many acute illnesses like colds and coughs can be managed at home without a medical visit. If in doubt, call us or schedule in our Nurse Same Day clinic.

if you are having symptoms after hours and need to be seen right away, there are urgent care clinics as well as emergency departments close to campus.

Making an appointment

Log into the myUOHealth patient portal to schedule an appointment. Make sure to complete your appointment-related forms before coming in. Not all appointments slots are available to self-schedule, so if there are no available appointments, just call us in the morning at 541-346-2770.

Triage nurses available

Triage nurses can help talk through your symptoms to decide on next best steps then direct you to right level of care for your issue. This might include home care advice, an appointment at University Health Services, or a visit to a local urgent care or emergency department. If you drop in, the triage nurses may be able to provide a brief assessment and minor wound care depending on scheduling constraints. The best way to ensure an evaluation is to call for an appointment. We now have a focused Nurse Same Day Clinic within our Acute Care Clinic to accommodate some of these needs. Call 541-346-2770 and ask for one of these appointments.