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Counseling and Psychological Services

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Welcome to MUSC Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS is dedicated to providing the highest quality short-term, problem-focused and evidence-based mental health services for MUSC students. Our services are entirely confidential. CAPS seeks to facilitate good academic performance and help students develop effective coping strategies to meet the challenges they encounter. CAPS offers individual and couples therapy and medication management. CAPS also offers psycho-educational groups targeting important issues related to student well-being.

Academic Live Care

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Students on the MUSC Student Health Insurance plan may also consider using Academic Live Care to obtain Primary Care telehealth visits and Behavioral Health Services. Academic Live Care services are available nationwide and providers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a $0 copay for students on the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Make an Appointment

As a student at MUSC, you encounter many new experiences which challenge your personal strengths and require new problem-solving skills. CAPS seeks to facilitate your growth and development by helping you to enhance your personal assets, increase your self-understanding, and develop more effective coping strategies. Through our services, we hope to help you gain the most from your experiences at MUSC.


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Emergencies and Urgent Care

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or 1-800-273-8255.

For emergency and urgent care during office hours, please call the main CAPS number at 843-792-4930. We will make every effort to schedule a same-day appointment although it may not be with your regular provider. After hours, on weekends, and on holidays, please call the MUSC Paging Operator and ask for the Senior Psychiatry Resident on call or go to the nearest emergency room.


Information regarding the physical or mental status of students at MUSC is strictly confidential and available only to those directly involved in the student’s care.  Information regarding a student will not be released without the student’s written consent, unless legally mandated. Medical records are at maintained at Counseling and Psychological Services in a free-standing electronic medical record that does not interface with the MUSC Hospital electronic medical database, and is not accessible to students or MUSC faculty.


Counseling and Psychological Services operates independently from other MUSC academic and clinical programs. Providers involved in the care of a student do not grade the student or determine that student’s academic promotion.

Academics and Clinical Work

CAPS records are entirely separate from academic records. No CAPS patient's academic or clinical work would ever be supervised or evaluated by his/her CAPS provider. If such a situation were to arise, the CAPS provider would excuse him/herself from supervising using a non-specific reason.