During the week of April 14 - 18, 2014, there will be a delay in availability of Nurse Practitioner appointments. You will still see an RN upon arrival, but if you require further treatment from a Nurse Practitioner, there is a possibility that you will be scheduled the following day versus the same day that you may be accustomed to. If your need is more urgent, we will refer you to a local urgent care provider. The earlier in the morning you arrive to Health Services, the greater your chance of seeing the Nurse Practitioner that day should your needs require that. Please bear with us during this temporary staffing limitation. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.
NEED A FLU SHOT?
Health Services has the Fluzone Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine. We will conveniently charge the $25.00 fee to your Winthrop account. You must have your Winthorp ID# and your Winthrop ID card.
Please consult your primary care provider if you have medical questions concerning your eligibility for the vaccine as they know your medical history and current health status.
Please wear clothing that will allow access to your upper arm for the injection.
Injection are given between the hours of 9:00AM-12:00PM & 2:00PM-4:00PM Monday - Thursday and 10:00AM-12:00PM on Fridays
Skip the Wait with our Telephone Triage option!
Any eligible student can call 803/323-2206 during our regular office hours, and one of our Registered Nurses will return your call and discuss your symptoms. They will be able to offer appropriate medical advice over the phone or schedule you an appointment to see one of our providers.
Winthrop University follows vaccine recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College Health Association for college students. If immunization requirements are not met, students will not be able to utilize Health or Counseling Services until requirements are completed (even if fees have been satisfied). Immunization Requirements - all mandatory immunizations are available at Health Services for a nominal fee.
Tuberculin Skin Tests are not given on Thursdays.
Why is there a health and counseling fee on my tuition bill?
- As an auxiliary, there has always been a routine health fee that has supported Health and Counseling Services.
- Most institutions of higher education charge a health fee. Our health fee is less in comparison to other major universities in South Carolina.
- The Health and Counseling Fee supports all of our services including free counseling visits, free nurse practitioner visits, and free visits with a nurse to get counseling or information on any health topic.
- The Health Fee supports our Wellness Services allowing us to provide programming that is mostly free of charge that provides pertinent education on a variety of topics to promote healthy lifestyle decisions.
- The Health and Counseling Fee supports our Disability Services and Testing Services beyond those mandated by law for accommodations.
Is health insurance added to tuition and fees for all students?
No. Health insurance is not mandatory for domestic students and is not included with tuition fees. However, qualifying students may purchase the Student Health Plan directly from the company by logging in to the student insurance website at www.studentinsurance.com and choosing Voluntary Enrollment.
Health insurance is mandatory for international undergraduate students and the charge for Student Health Plan will be added to tuition and fees. International students who have alternative insurance may submit a waiver to have the insurance charge removed from the student account.
How much does the Student Health Plan cost?
The Student Health Plan premiums for the 2013-2014 academic year are listed in the attached brochure on page 3.
All Students Open Enrollment:
International Students Waiver:
Affordable Health Care Act - Obtaining Health Insurance
If you are not currently covered by a health insurance policy and you live in South Carolina, you can use this website, HealthCare.gov to
- Apply for coverage
- Compare plans
Specific plans and prices became available on October 1, 2013, when Marketplace open enrollment began. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2014.
Other Insurance Resources:
Regular Operating Hours
Monday through Thursday:
12:30PM - 1:30PM Closed for lunch
1:30pm -5:00pm (4:00pm - 5:00pm - emergencies only)
12:30PM - 1:30PM Closed for lunch
1:30pm -3:00pm (2:00pm - 3:00pm - emergencies only)
Check out the sites below for additional resources on sexual responsibility and teen pregnancy: