Health and Counseling Services
Medical Services are provided by a team that includes certified and licensed nurse practitioners, registered and licensed nurses, consulting pharmacists and registered laboratory technicians. Basic medical services include consultation, diagnosis and treatment and follow-up of acute illness or injury, such as asthma, back pain, common colds, skin conditions, abdominal pain, headaches, pneumonia and sexually transmitted infections. Work physicals and annual female GYN exams are provided. Mandatory immunizations are available. Office visits are offered at no charge. Some services (e.g. laboratory and medical supplies/procedures/treatments) will incur a minimal fee. All charges are billed to the student's account as "Health Services."
Some routine diagnostic laboratory tests can be performed at Health Services. Other ordered tests may be obtained on site and sent to an outside lab with results generally in 24 to 48 hours. All laboratory tests will incur a minimal fee.
Health & Counseling Services hours during the fall and spring semesters are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A student’s college experience can be very rewarding, but also very challenging; and sometimes personal struggles can get in the way of doing one’s best academically. Counseling Services offers assessment, treatment, and referral services for a wide range of personal and mental health issues from friend, roommate, couples, and family conflicts to depression, anxiety, disordered eating, trauma, etc. Professional, licensed counselors offer short term counseling on a free and confidential basis. Counselors make every effort to see a student in crisis immediately. After hours and on weekends, students in need of immediate assistance should contact Campus Police, or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Consultation and referral services are available to faculty and staff year round. Call for further information or to schedule an appointment.
Students who need health insurance are able to purchase this through student insurance specialists, Pearce and Pearce. For more information regarding Pearce and Pearce, visit their website at: https://www.pearceandpearce.com/PearceSite/Schools/SC/wu/.
The Testing Program offers registration information about various credit-by-examination and graduate school entrance examinations. The Testing Program also adminsters such tests, including but not limited to: CLEP, GRE, MAT, LSAT, and the PRAXIS Series. For more information, visit the website at www.winthrop.edu/hcs, or call 803-323-2206.
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