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Student Health and Wellness

The School of Medicine is committed to creating healthy environments for our students. You have access to a variety of health and wellness resources on both the VA campus, as well as the main USC campus. 

Health Services for Students

USC Student Health Services

The new home for Student Health Services on the main UofSC campus opened in July 2017. The building located between the Thomson Building and the Thomas Cooper Library behind the Russell House University Union.

Student Health Services offers both medical services and mental health services. 

Learn more on the Student Health Services website.

Humphries Fitness Center

Any USC School of Medicine and Dorn VA Hospital faculty, staff, student or official guest may use the Humphries Fitness Center. To make an appointment to register, please contact Tony Johnson at 803-216-3319 or send an email to

Download the Rules and Regulations for the Humphries Fitness Center [pdf]

Stop Sexual Assault

Like all communities, UofSC experiences interpersonal violence including sexual assault, harrassment, stalking and intimate partner violence. The university strives to prevent interpersonal violence and support any who have experienced or been impacted by it. We encourage you to seek help from the resources available to you. Together we can stop interpersonal violence.

Contact Us

Call the Office of Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention at 803-777-8248 or visit the Thomson Building to speak with an advocate. After hours, call USC Police at 803-777-4215 and ask for the SAVIP advocate. You don't need to give your name.

Counseling and Psychiatry

Our multi-disciplinary team of professional mental health providers includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, counselors, social workers and supervised trainees in psychology, counseling and social work.

Counseling Services

Thomson Building
1409 Devine St. Columbia, SC 29201
Appointments: 803-777-5223

Fall & Spring Semester 
Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m 
Sunday 2-8 p.m. Sunday (Counseling appointments on Sunday are located in the Center of Health and Well-Being)

Summer & Semester Breaks 
Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with final appointment of the day scheduled at 4 p.m. 

Psychiatric Services

Thomson Building
1409 Devine St. Columbia, SC 29208
Appointments: 803-777-1833 

Fall & Spring Semester Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maymester & Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. only

Learn how to make an appointment. Learn about crisis services.

Suicide Prevention

Completing a medical degree or graduate degree can be very stressful. If you are considering harming yourself or others, please call the 24-hour suicide hotline 800-273-8255

Additional resources regarding suicide prevention are available through Student Health Services. 

For Florence Students

Medical Care

McLeod Urgent Care, 3015 West Palmetto Street, will provide student health care during their hours of operation.

Urgent Care Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Students needing health care at other times should report to the McLeod Emergency Department, 555 East Cheves Street.

Mental Health Services

Counseling services are available at The Counseling Center at Francis Marion University, 301 North, East Palmetto Street.


Pharmacy services are available at McLeod Choice Pharmacy located on the west side of the Concourse adjacent to the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment, front of hospital Main Tower.

Pharmacy Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fitness Center 

The McLeod Health & Fitness, 2437 Willwood Drive, is available to students rotating in Florence. You must present your student ID upon arrival.



Learn more about other School of Medicine health and safety initiatives including emergency preparadness plans.