Allergies and Asthma

man sneezing into a tissueIn the spring and early summer, the mid-Willamette Valley becomes inundated with pollen. We can help you find relief! All of our doctors and nurse practitioners take care of students with allergies and asthma but the first place to go may be our pharmacy. Please visit allergies.uoregon.edu to learn more about allergy care. 

Allergies

If you simply need a refill of prescription allergy medication, first try contacting your pharmacy. If you would like advice regarding the many effective over-the-counter medications and preventive strategies, please visit allergies.uoregon.edu. And if you're not sure if your symptoms might represent a new diagnosis of allergies, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with us at 541-346-2770.

Immunotherapy

Beginning fall 2016, University Health Center will refer all patients who will be receiving immunotherapy to a local allergist for initial evaluation.

This evaluation will include a review of the patient records from their prescribing allergist and an assessment of the patient’s current health. Some patients will be referred back to University Health Center for ongoing immunotherapy. However, some patients will need to continue care with a local allergist, based on their individual health history and the presence of any higher risk factors such as unstable asthma or prior history of severe allergic reaction.

In order to ensure patient safety, we have established a co-management model of patient care with two local allergy offices:

  • Oregon Allergy Associates, www.oregonallergyassociates.com, 541-683-1577. Their office is located at 1488 Oak St., not far from campus.
  • Allergy and Asthma Center, www.aacenterpc.com, 541-485-0316. Their office is located at 330 S. Garden Way, near Autzen Stadium and convenient bus lines.

However, you may contact any allergist in the local community in order to establish care for this specialty health care need.

For all incoming and returning students who will need to continue immunotherapy, please plan to have your allergist forward your patient records to a local allergist. Your allergist’s office will need to forward records of allergy serum content and skin testing results. Please contact the local allergist in Eugene to see if you will need to have all serum vials sent directly to the local allergist’s office, or to University Health Center.  

Again, based on the decision of our local allergists, we will be happy to continue to provide immunotherapy injections at the health center. Other patients will be asked to continue care and to receive immunotherapy at the allergist’s office.

There may be times during the school year when you will need to take your antigens home for school breaks and other occasions.
Download Patient Instructions for Checking Out Allergy Extracts (PDF)
Download Clinician’s Instructions for Sending Allergy Extracts to the University Health Center (PDF)
Download Instructions for Prescribing Allergists (PDF)

Seasonal Allergy Self-Care Guide
National Allergy Bureau Pollen and Mold Report for Eugene, OR

Asthma

If you have asthma and are experiencing any worsening, please don't hesitate to call the health center at 541-346-2770 in order to schedule an appointment or to talk with a nurse.