General medical services include consultation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of acute illness or injury, such as asthma, back pain, respiratory illnesses, sore throats, urinary tract infections, skin conditions, abdominal pain, headaches, pneumonia and sexually transmitted infections. Mandatory immunizations are available. Appointments and walk-in services are available Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM (4:00PM - 5:00PM - emergencies only), and Friday, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (2:00PM - 3:00 PM - emergencies only), during the fall and spring semesters, unless the University is closed. Office visits are offered at no charge. Some services, e.g. laboratory, and medical supplies/procedures will incur a minimal fee. All charges are billed to the student's account as "Health Services." We do not have a pharmacy on site, however here is a list of local pharmacies (pdf - 522.53 KB) that are close to campus.
Students previously prescribed allergy immunotherapy by a physician or specialist may store and receive injections at Health Services. Physician's instructions and orders, as indicated on the Allergy Immunotherapy Injections Requirements Form, and the Allergy Physician Release Letter signed by the allergist must be supplied with the serum for the student to receive injections at Health Services. The first dose of allergy immunotherapy must be given at the allergist's office. Allergy injections can begin when consent from the allergist is received and after the Nurse Practitioner reviews the chart. Allergy Injections are given by appointment: Tuesdays 8:40 AM - 11:20 AM and 1:40 PM - 3:40 PMFridays, 9:40 AM - 11:40 AM and 1:40 PM - 2:20 PM During Fall and Spring Semesters. Call for appointments during Summer sessions. Following injections students must remain in Health Services for thirty minutes for observation. A minimal fee per injection is billed to the student's account as "Health Services" on the day of service. If you have any questions, contact Health Services at 803/323-2206
Some routine diagnostic laboratory tests can be performed at Health Services for a discounted fee. Other ordered tests may be obtained on site and sent to an outside lab with results in 24 to 48 hours.
Students can speak with a healthcare professional about issues related to sexual health, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and undergo confidential testing in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Confidential test results, and your conversation with your provider, will become part of your medical record and will remain on file only within Health Services. This information cannot be shared with anyone, including your family, friends, faculty or staff at Winthrop unless you sign the Authorization for Disclosure of Protected Health Information Form (pdf - 29.98 KB).
The Winthrop Travel Clinic is a service offered to those who plan to either travel or study abroad. We offer a pre-travel assessment to determine your healthcare needs, information about disease risks, as well as health information for your specific destination. Preventive medications and vaccinations are given as needed. Call 803/323-2206 for more information or to set up an appointment.