Winthrop University: About Health Services

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Health Services


Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 5:30PM
Friday 8:00AM - 11:30PM 

Offering telephone and virtual appointments ONLY. You can call 803/323-2206 during these hours to speak to a staff member. If the call goes to voicemail, please e-mail your question to wuhealth@winthrop.edu or schedule a Telephone Triage, by clicking the Patient Portal Medicat link below. You can also verify Health Services has record of your immunizations within the portal, immunization compliance requirements
*Health Services calls could be from a blocked number
   
                                                       HCS Medicat Patient Portal

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 come to Health and Counseling Services for in-person services must meet eligibility which includes complying with the immunization requirement prior to coming in."


Confidentiality

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 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 $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.
*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.

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Last Updated: 5/20/20