Winthrop University: Center for Student Wellness

Center for Student Wellness

    Health Services is designed to provide confidential, professional, quality, cost-effective, acute, and routine medical care for all enrolled Winthrop University students. The staff of Health Services is committed in obtaining optimum personal health for each student through services and programs provided.

    • Health Services is offering in-person healthcare for eligible students. Schedule appointments in the patient portal or call 803/323-2206 to schedule. 
      HCS Medicat Patient Portal

    Counseling Services will provide quality mental health service to enhance the overall mental health of Winthrop University students along cognitive, emotional, personal, and interpersonal dimensions. HCS Medicat Patient Portal

    • In-Person or Telemental Health Sessions: All appointments (Intake, Ongoing, Psychiatric) may be In-Person or via Telemental Health

    • Medication Management: The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is currently engaging in Telehealth or In-Person sessions.  If you are a current patient of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, you may call the front desk to schedule (323-2206).

    • New Appointments: Students can schedule their first session (intake) by calling the front desk (323-2206) or online at the Medicat Patient Portal. Intake appointments are same-day only, so login first thing in the morning on the day you'd like your appt. If all the appointments for the day are full, and you are in urgent need - ask the front desk to speak with the Same Day Counselor.

    • Ongoing Appointments: Students who are currently engaged in Counseling Services or who wish to resume services may call the front desk (323-2206) or e-mail their counselor in order to schedule an appointment.

    • Crisis: If a student is in crisis, please call 988, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(8255), or the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). 

    The Student Advocacy and Trauma Support is committed to providing quality services and advocacy to victims and survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and domestic and dating violence through a concentrated community response. We support and provide programming and education directed at eradicating sexual violence both on campus and in the community.

    Health Promotion provides a collaborative, evidence-based approach to individual and community wellness through health promotion, educational programming, and service to the Winthrop community. Heaalth Promotion promotes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, occupational, and spiritual well-being of Winthrop students by enabling them to make informed choices conducive to healthy lifestyles.

    Students who test POSITIVE MUST:

    1. Complete the C19 Q/I Release Form in the Medicat Patient Portal, under Forms.

    - Completion of this form will initiate a phone call to the student from a nurse to discuss the isolation period, return-to-campus date, and contact with the Dean of Students Office for official absence notification.

    1. Upload positive test results to the Medicat Patient Portal, under the Upload


    If a student is exposed to Covid-19:

    • Wear a high-quality mask as soon as you find out you were exposed for ten (10) full days.

    • Get tested five (5) days after exposure.

      • If you test positive, follow the instructions above for "Students who test Positive."

      • If you test negative on day five (5), continue to wear a mask day six (6) through ten (10).

    You can find more information about Winthrop University's COVID-19 guidelines on our COVID-19 Information page.

    Monkeypox Virus (MPX)

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Monkeypox virus is not known to linger in the air and is not transmitted during short periods of shared airspace. It spreads through direct contact with body fluids or sores on the body of someone who has Monkeypox, or with direct contact with materials that have touched body fluids or sores, such as clothing or linens. It may also spread through respiratory secretions when people have close, face-to-face contact. The CDC continues to study other possible modes of transmission.


    If you develop a sudden on-set rash, please make an appointment to be evaluated by a nurse at Health Services via the Patient Portal or by calling 803/323-2206.


    The current CDC recommendation for people infected with the Monkeypox virus is to wear a mask if you must be around others. Additional information about Monkeypox is provided below.

    Additional Information

    Monkeypox Signs and Symptoms Including Monkeypox Rash Photos

    Monkeypox Is Not a Sexually Transmitted Infection: What Experts Want You to Know

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Academic Health Plans (AHP)

    As a member of the South Carolina Consortium, Winthrop participates in the Student Health Insurance Plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield administered by Academic Health Plans (AHP).  *Qualifying students may purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan directly from My AHP Care. Payment options are per semester or academic year. All approved plan materials and applicable documents are available on the My AHP Care website.


    Helpful Resources

    Benefits flyers: AHP Student Insurance Domestic and AHP Student Insurance International

    Member Messaging & Alerts from AHP (Video)

    My Health Toolkit (Video)


    Other Available Health Insurance Options:
    Affordable Health Care Act - If you are not currently covered by a health insurance policy and you live in South Carolina, visit

CSW Department Brochure (pdf 83.6K)
CSW Policy Statement (pdf 227K)

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Last Updated: 6/1/23