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Services Provided

Student Health Services is available to all actively enrolled students and can manage pre-existing conditions, as well as evaluate symptoms of new onset. Services performed at Student Health (physical exams, allergy shots, in-office lab tests, spirometry, etc.) are available at no charge.  Insurance is necessary for any specialty referral or lab/radiology studies performed outside Student Health Services.

  • Primary Care Services
  • Women's Health Services

Primary Care Services

  • Acute Medical Conditions: We can treat acute medical conditions such as cold/flu, UTIs, fever, skin rashes, GI illnesses, minor injuries, and more.
  • Chronic Medical Conditions: We can help provide management and care for chronic medical conditions such as migraines, asthma, diabetes, thyroid conditions, acne, high blood pressure, and more.
  • Mental Health Conditions: We work collaboratively with our colleagues at CAPS to provide interdisciplinary care for conditions such as anxiety, depression, and more.
  • Minor Office Procedures: We are able to offer minor in-office procedures for students such as IUD insertion/removal, minor suturing, cryotherapy, and more.
  • Office Point-of-Care Testing: We can provide point-of-care testing for students in our office including EKGs, spirometry, rapid flu testing, rapid strep testing, pregnancy testing, urinalysis, and more
  • Routine Laboratory & Imaging Studies: We are able to order testing and imaging not otherwise available at Student Health when appropriate for diagnostic or screening purposes. Students not on the student insurance plan are responsible for charges not covered by their health insurance in these cases.   

Women’s Health Services

  • Annual Gynecological (GYN) Exams: We offer annual GYN exams including pap smears. Students who have never been seen for GYN services at Student Health are asked to have their previous GYN records (if available)  transferred to Student Health Services prior to their visit to provide the best continuation of care.
  • Contraception Management: We offer contraceptive management services that include oral contraception, NuvaRing, long acting reversible contraception (such as IUDs and Nexplanon implants), and Depo-Provera.
  • Acute GYN Issues: We treat acute GYN issues such as abnormal bleeding, UTIs, yeast infections, pelvic pain, and more.
  • Other Testing: We also offer STI screenings.

Preventive Services

  • Annual Physical Exams: We offer annual physical exam services including letters of health clearance for student rotation sites.
  • Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screenings*: We offer screenings for management and ongoing monitoring of blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • TB Screening: We offer annual TB screening for students at no cost for those who require testing for annual compliance or rotation requirements.
  • Flu Vaccination: We provide flu vaccinations yearly at no cost for students.
  • Immunizations*: We offer several vaccinations in office including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Tetanus-diphtheria (Td), Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap), and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

*These services are either sent to an outside lab and/or processed through insurance, and so students with an outside insurance plan will be billed according to their insurance benefits for these tests/services. For those on the student insurance plan, many of these services are covered at 100%.

Sexual Health Services

  • HIV & STI Screenings*: We offer HIV & STI screenings for students both for routine purposes and for those experiencing symptoms.
  • PrEP Services*: We offer consultation and management of PrEP use for those students who are interested. PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a daily regimen of an antiretroviral medication that can greatly reduce the chance of contracting HIV. If you are interested in learning more about PrEP, please feel free to contact us and schedule a consultative appointment.
  • nPEP Services*: We are also equipped to offer nPEP services. nPEP (non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis) is a regiment of antiretroviral medication prescribed in the event of a known or potential non-occupational exposure to HIV, namely through unprotected sexual intercourse or sharing of needles during IV drug use. nPEP must be initiated within 72 hours of exposure in order to be effective. However, the sooner the regimen is initiated , the more effective the results. If you know or suspect  you have been exposed to HIV and are interested in nPEP, please  contact Student Health so that we can further assess the situation and make the appropriate recommendations.

*These services are either sent to an outside lab and/or processed through insurance, and so students with an outside insurance plan will be billed according to their insurance benefits for these tests/services. For those on the student insurance plan, many of these services are covered at 100%.

Referrals (for students on the Student Health Insurance Plan)

Students with medical conditions requiring evaluation or treatment beyond the scope of services offered at Student Health may be referred to the appropriate specialist after initially being evaluated by Student Health.  The policy for specialty referral requires:

  • Referrals must originate at Student Health Services prior to the initial specialty consultation.  Some insurance companies do not require this; however, this requirement must be followed if you are enrolled in the health insurance plan for MUSC students.  Students bypassing this procedure will be responsible for all charges incurred with no exceptions.
  • Students must return to SHS before going to a secondary referral made by the initial specialty provider. All referrals must originate from SHS.
  • Prior to seeking specialty care outside Student Health, students are encouraged to review the benefits of their insurance plan (to determine their plan’s coverage of referrals, surgery, office procedures, laboratory, radiographic studies, and any out-of-pocket costs). Students are responsible for payment of any charges not covered by their insurance plan. Student Health is not responsible for payment of any charges resulting from specialty referrals. 

Services Not Provided by Student Health Services

  • Emergency medical care
  • Surgical procedures (outpatient or inpatient)
  • Cost of inpatient medical care and hospitalization
  • Cost of prescribed outpatient therapy (physical therapy, chiropractor care, occupational therapy, etc.)
  • Evaluation and treatment of cognitive learning disorders (ADD/ADHD, etc.)
  • Payment for prescription drugs
  • Routine eye care
  • Routine dental care
  • Ambulance services
  • Obstetrical care
  • Male and female fertility evaluations
  • Dependents’ health care
  • Laboratory or radiographic studies not ordered by providers at SHS
  • Laboratory or radiographic studies not believed to be medically indicated by SHS
  • Services when not actively enrolled in classes.  Students are eligible for medical care beginning the first day of classes and ending when student is no longer involved in semester coursework (Graduation, Leave of Absence, Withdraw from enrollment).

Medical Excuses

Student Health is available to evaluate and treat acute health conditions for the purpose of providing the best clinical outcome for the student’s illness. Students are welcome to make an appointment at Student Health Services for evaluation or advice on how best to manage their condition.  Student Health will not schedule office visits for the mere purpose of furnishing a medical excuse for missed classes, exams, or clinical rotations.  It is up to the student to reconcile any absences with their professors.