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Student Health Services

Accreditation and Awards

Student Health Services is an accredited and award-winning patient-centered medical home.


Student Health Services is accredited by: 

  • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
  • Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation
  • American Psychological Association

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

Student Health Services has undergone rigorous self-examination and an on-site survey by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care to ensure compliance with the high standards of this nationally recognized accrediting organization.


Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)

The laboratory at the University of South Carolina is COLA accredited. COLA an independent accreditor and the premier clinical laboratory education, consultation and accreditation organization. Completing COLA's accreditation program means a clinical laboratory is in compliance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA).


Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)

The laboratory is certified at a level of moderate complexity by accreditation under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). The objective of the CLIA program is to ensure quality laboratory testing.

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American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation has granted continued accreditation to Counseling & Psychiatry’s doctoral internship in health services psychology through 2019.



Award Highlights

Active Minds Healthy Campus Award, 2018

Awarded for being one of seven of the healthiest college campuses in the nation for prioritizing and promoting the health and well-being of students.

NASPA Excellence Award for Mental Health Matters, 2018

Awarded a silver award in the category of Student Health, Wellness, Counseling and related Excellence for innovations in mental health communications and screening.

Bicycle Friendly Campus Medal, 2018

Awarded the Bicycle Friendly Campus Bronze Medal in 2013 by The League of American Bicyclists.

Exercise is Medicine - On Campus, 2019

Achieved gold status with the COVID Conqueror badge from the American College of Sports Medicine for promoting physical activity as a vital sign of health and rising to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working Well Center of Excellence, 2017

UofSC is a recognized Center of Excellence by the South Carolina Hospital Association for a strategic approach to employee health. 

Jed Campus Seal for Mental Health, 2014

Awarded the Jed Campus Seal for Mental Health in 2014 through the Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program.



Our Model

We are an accredited patient-centered medical home, which means students see the same team of health care experts every time they visit. Primary doctors and health care providers know each student and their health history which leads to continuous, individual and comprehensive care.

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