Headshot of Hunter Marcus holding a sloth plushie

Health Coaching and Education

Hunter Marcus, MPH, CPH
PNCA Health Coach/Educator


Email: hbmarcus@willamette.edu
Office phone: 503-821-8921



PNCA students have access to comprehensive, medically accurate, inclusive health coaching and education on any health-related topic through the PNCA Office of Health Coaching and Education. The health coach is not a medical provider or therapist, but rather a certified public health professional who can answer questions, provide education, and assist students in connecting to appropriate physical and mental healthcare services in the Portland Metro area. Education from the health coach is always based on current public health best practices and is free from judgment and stigma, no matter the subject area or question being asked. Information disclosed to the health coach is not confidential, but will always be treated with respect and dignity. If you would like to speak to a confidential resource, please email confidential-advocate@willamette.edu or call (503) 375-5361. Review more information about confidential advocates and resources.

The Health Coach can provide education and coaching on:

  • Finding a doctor
  • Finding a therapist
  • Finding a prescriber
  • Getting a diagnosis
  • Moving a prescription
  • Getting health insurance
  • Gender-affirming care
  • Sex and Consent
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Reproductive Healthcare
  • Contraception and Birth Control

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Menstruation and Puberty
  • Mental Health Concerns
  • Stress Management and Coping Skills
  • Rest and Sleep Hygiene
  • Drug/Alcohol Use
  • Harm Reduction and safety
  • …and so much more (seriously, just ask!)

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment with the Health Coach, please fill out the Intake Form with as much information as you can. The health coach will contact you within 2-3 business days to schedule an appointment, or you can schedule an appointment yourself using the health coach’s scheduling link. You can choose an in-person appointment or a Zoom appointment while scheduling. Please do not schedule an appointment without filling out an intake form, unless specifically directed to do so by the health coach. (The intake form contains crucial information needed by the health coach to assist you.)

Intake Form Calendly link