Dear OSU Community Members,
I am pleased to announce that Oregon State University and Samaritan Health Services are discussing collaborating to provide wellness services for Corvallis students, as well as OSU faculty, staff and Benton County community members, within a proposed clinic at Reser Stadium.
The wellness clinic is part of university plans to renovate the west side of Reser Stadium. The proposed project also includes construction of a welcome center for prospective new students and their families. OSU’s Board of Trustees will consider advancing the Reser project to the construction phase during its meetings on May 20 and 21.
The OSU-Samaritan collaboration would offer a hub of high-quality health care services in keeping with OSU’s Strategic Plan 4.0, which guides the university in providing a culture of belonging, collaboration and innovation while serving the values of good physical and mental health among others. Here is a link to a news release on the proposed project.
OSU’s Student Health Services will remain the primary health and wellness service provider for OSU students, while Samaritan may lease 9,000 to 10,000 square feet in the new wellness clinic for primary care, walk-in and same-day care. In addition to providing health services, Samaritan and university officials are discussing concepts for collaborative health-related student internships and research. Once vacated, Plageman Hall — the current home for Student Health Services — would be renovated for academic and research purposes.
In the months ahead, we will provide updates on this exciting proposed health services collaboration, as well as the overall Reser Stadium proposal.