Winthrop University: About Health Services

Health Services


COVID-19 Updates

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

DHEC COVID-19 testing location at the Coliseum (PDF 639K)

Daily Covid-19 Symptom Tracker


How to schedule an appointment

Health Services offers appointments ONLY. No walk-in appointments are allowed. At the discretion of the nurse or nurse practitioner, the appointment may be performed virtual or in-person.

  • To schedule a sick visit or to speak to a nurse, students need to schedule a triage appointment in the patient portal. 
      Video tuitorial: Patient Portal 

                                                       HCS Medicat Patient Portal


  • To schedule a physical or annual wellness exam, students need to call 803/323-2206.

Immunization Non-Compliance Fee

ALL on-campus students must satisfy all immunization requirements by the first day of classes to avoid a non-refundable $50.00 Non-Compliance Fee.  These immunization requirements must be met before students can be seen at Health and Services."Online-only" students who choose to utilize Health and Counseling Services virtual visits must meet eligibility which includes complying with the immunization requirement prior to coming in."


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 $180.00 per regular semester. This fee is assessed to undergraduate students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours (on-line or in-person) and graduate students enrolled in 9 or more credit hours (on-line or in-person). 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 $180 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 (pdf 160K).
*Winthrop students that are NOT eligible to utilize services from Health and Counseling Services:

  •  Students who are senior citizens
  •  Students who are Winthrop University employees
  •  Students taking special courses
  •  Students studying abroad
  • Students who are pregnant will not be seen in Health Services. They will be referred to thier primary physician, obstetrician, urgent care center or ER for care.

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.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Health Services is located on the second floor of the Crawford Building
Fall and Spring Semester: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
  Fridays, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM 
  Closed daily for lunch from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
(Health Services follows the Winthrop University inclement weather policy.  If University Offices are closed, we are as well)


Last Updated: 1/6/21