Medical Emergencies

In case of sickness, know your options!

Medical Insurance

Undergraduate international students* attending George Fox University are required to purchase the George Fox University student medical insurance plan. The insurance covers medical expenses, but does not cover dental or eyes.

For more information, visit  George Fox Student Medical Insurance

*Post-graduate students need to seek out their own medical insurance. 

Emergency Help

If you experience a life-threatening illness call 911. You may also call Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090.

Non-emergency Medical Help

In case of a medical problem that is not life-threatening please contact one of the following (in this order):

  1. Health and Counseling Center, extension 2340, or 503-554-2340 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  2. Contact your resident assistant (RA) or assistant area coordinator (AAC). They have access to basic first aid and medical supplies.
  3. Contact your area coordinator (AC) who can help arrange urgent medical care.
  4. Contact an area coordinator or resident assistant for another living area.
  5. Contact International Student Services at  503-554-2643.

If the George Fox University Health and Counseling Center is closed you may also go to an urgent care or immediate care facility in the area.  Note: Check to make sure the doctor you are seeing is a preferred provider under the George Fox student medical insurance. Otherwise you may have to pay a large percentage of the cost.

Newberg Urgent Care
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
2880 Hayes St. 
Newberg, OR 97132-1310

Sherwood Urgent Care and Medical Center (not a preferred provider. Use for late nights and Sundays)
21319 SW Sherwood Blvd.
Sherwood, Oregon  97140
Office:  503-625-4100
Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

Providence Newberg Medical Center
1001 Providence Dr. 
Newberg, OR 97132

Important note: Going to the hospital is very expensive and should be for emergencies only. Please let International Student Services know if you have a medical problem for which you need our assistance. We are here to help you.