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Student Health Services

After Hours & Crisis Support

Help is available 24/7 for emergencies, urgent care and students in crisis.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or are in immediate danger of harming yourself or someone else, call 911.   


After-Hours Care

After-Hours Medical Helpline

Part of being a patient-centered medical home means providing you access to medical care after hours. If you have an urgent, non-life threatening medical concern and need to talk to a doctor, call our after-hours helpline at 803-876-8450.  Remember, you can schedule a doctor's appointment online anytime at MyHealthSpace. Next-day appointments are available.

Mental health services for students in crisis are now available around the clock. Please call Counseling & Psychiatry at 803-777-5223 after hours to speak with a counselor about urgent concerns. USC faculty and staff can also call at any time if they have concerns about a student. All Counseling & Psychiatry appointments can be canceled on MyHealthSpace. Get medication refills on My RX Space. Someone will follow up with you on the next business day if necessary.

Emergencies: 911
Sexual Assault or Interpersonal Violence:Call 803-777-8248 to speak to a trained interpersonal violence advocate 24/7.
24-Hour Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
Rape Crisis Hotline: 803-771-7273
Domestic Violence Hotline: 803-765-9428
Richland Springs Hospital Mental Health Help Line: 803-434-4813


Nearby Hospitals

Phone: 803-296-5010

1301 Taylor St.
Columbia, SC 29220
(.9 miles from the Russell House)

Phone: 803-256-5300

2435 Forest Dr.
Columbia, SC 29204
(2 miles from the Russell House)

Phone: 803-434-7000

3301 Harden St.
Columbia, SC 29203
(2.75 miles from the Russell House)

Urgent Care Doctor's Care Clinics

Phone: 803-782-4051

2601 Rosewood Dr.
Columbia, SC 29205
(1.9 miles from the Russell House)

Phone: 803-738-9522

4500 Forest Drive
Suite A
Columbia, SC 29206
(4 miles from the Russell House)

Your Student Health Center fee doesn't cover services from any outside facility.


24/7 Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Assistance

You can drop in any time for help if you experience sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or harassment.

After Hours
Call 803-777-8248 to speak to a trained interpersonal violence advocate 24/7.

More Information
Visit the Stop Sexual Assault website.


Suicide Prevention

Help is available 24/7 for those struggling with thoughts of suicide or feelings of hopelessness.

After-Hours Numbers
Call the USC Police Department at 803-777-4215.
Columbia Area Mental Health Center: 803-898-8888
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
The Trevor Lifeline (for LGBTQ individuals): 1-866-488-7386


Walk-In Assessments

Drop in to the counseling offices any time during business hours.

Monday – Friday: Thomson Building
Sunday Walk-Ins: Center for Health and Well-Being


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