Winthrop University: Health and Counseling Services

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COVID-19 Updates

IMPORTANT COVID testing instructions (pdf 172K) for students enrolled in classes during the spring 2021 semester.

Health and Counseling Services is using the Patient Portal to initiate Health Services appointments and Counseling Services telemental health sessions.

Counseling Services will not be offering any in-person appointments. All appointments with Counseling Services will be virtual.

Health Services appointments will be virtual with a nurse or nurse practitioner. However, at the discretion of the nurse or nurse practitioner, the appointment may be performed in-person, for specific health needs.

Students attending in-person classes or events are strongly encouraged to complete the Daily Covid-19 Symptom Tracker every day they are on campus, as a tool to determine their current risk of having or spreading the disease.

Health Services:

  • Health Services is offering virtual healthcare for eligible students. Students will use the Medicat Patient Portal to select a triage appointment. The triage appointment will initiate a phone call from a nurse as close to the requested time as possible. Completion of the COVID-19 Screening is REQUIRED prior to being contacted by a nurse. If you experience issues with the portal, contact the front desk at 803/323-2206 during business hours. Students taking all Web Only classes will have difficulty accessing the portal, please call the front desk at 803/323-2206 or e-mail for assistance.

Counseling Services and OVA Counseling:

  • Telemental Health Sessions Only: For the forseeable future, Counseling Services will hold all sessions, groups, outreach, etc. remotely.  Students in individual sessions will engage through the TAO platform using ZOOM technology. 

  • Medication Management: Students who are receiving medication management from the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner need to communicate via email with their counselor regarding their needs and current location. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is currently engaging in phone-based sessions only.

  • New Appointments: Students can schedule their first telemental health 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.

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

  • Self-Help: Students are encouraged to utilize the unlimited-access self-help resources through TAO and to review additional resource information listed on the Counseling Services webpage.

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

Office of Accessibility:

  • Office of Accessibility (OA) staff are available for students via email. OA can then explore options such as Skype, telephone, or other online options to engage in discussion and conversation. OA staff can be reached at

  • OA staff will be able to register students via phone, Skype, or Zoom. Students will still need to submit documentation as specified on the OA website and OA staff will be in touch with them to arrange a virtual intake appointment. 


Office of Accessibility

The Office of Accessibility helps to create an accessible campus community where students with disabilities have equal opportunity to fully participate in their educational experience at Winthrop University.

Counseling Services

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.

Health Services

Winthrop University 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.

Office of Victims Assistance

The Office of Victims Assistance 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.

Wellness Services

Wellness Services provides a collaborative, evidence-based approach to individual and community wellness through health promotion, educational programming, and service to the Winthrop community. Wellness Services 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.

HCS Policy Statement (pdf 227K)

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Last Updated: 5/5/21