About Health Services
Watch: An Introduction to Health Services
After Hours and Weekends
Resident students are to contact their RA or RD who will help them obtain medical care. In an emergency, students should contact Campus Police (803/323-3333) who will contact emergency services for students. All students who need non-emergency care can go to any Local Urgent Care Center (pdf - 239.45 KB). No appointment is necessary. All charges incurred are the responsibility of the student.
All conversations, examinations, and interviews with students are covered by state law and ethics of confidentiality. In emergency cases, where life or limb is threatened, the policy of confidentiality will be governed by one of reasonableness and accepted statutes. A student's permission must be given by written consent before Health Services can release specific medical information or any portion of a medical record including releases to parents, university officials, and external agencies.
Notice of Privacy Practices (pdf - 61.38 KB)
Eligibility for Services
The Health and Counseling fee is $135.00 per regular semester. This fee is assessed to undergraduate students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours and graduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Students not assessed this required fee, e.g., undergraduates taking under 6 credit hours and graduates under 9 credit hours, may access all regular Health and Counseling Services by paying the $135 per regular semester fee. Summer students may access Health and Counseling Services since all fees are rolled into the regular summer credit hour fee. Office visits are offered at no charge. Some services, e.g., laboratory, medical supplies/procedures, will incur a minimal fee.
Students who currently pay no health fee:
- Students who are senior citizens
- Students who are Winthrop University employees
- Students taking special courses
- Students studying abroad
*Requirements for immunizations must be met before utilizing Health Services regardless of any of the above scenarios.
In the summer, students not taking classes but registered for the previous and following semesters may use Health Services if the requirements for immunizations, as stated above, have been met. A $10 fee per visit will be charged. The student is responsible for any other charges incurred. All charges are billed to the student's account as "Health Services" and are due upon receipt of service.