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Student Health and Well-Being

After Hours & Crisis Support

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

After-Hours Care

  • For medical emergencies, call 911 or contact campus police. For urgent, non-life threatening medical concerns needing immediate attention, seek care from a local hospital or urgent care center listed below.
  • During normal operating hours (Monday through Friday), you can find the medical services you need to ask a question or make an appointment. 
  • For next day appointments, go to MyHealthSpace anytime to see available options. Remember, new appointments become available each hour.


Nearby Hospitals and Urgent Care Centers

While your student health fee does not cover services from any outside facility, several hospitals and clinics  are located close to campus.

Prisma Health Baptist (1 mile)
Phone: 803-296-5010
1301 Taylor St.
Columbia, SC 29220

Providence Hospital (2 miles)
Phone: 803-256-5300
2435 Forest Dr.
Columbia, SC 29204

Prisma Health Richland Hospital (3 miles)
Phone: 803-434-7000
3301 Harden St.
Columbia, SC 29203

Shandon Doctor's Care (1.9 miles)
Phone: 803-782-4051
2601 Rosewood Dr.
Columbia, SC 29205

Columbia Doctor's Care - Forest (4 miles)
Phone: 803-738-9522
4500 Forest Drive
Suite A
Columbia, SC 29206


Crisis Support

Call 833-664-2854 for in-the-moment support from counselors, regardless of the time of day or your location. USC faculty and staff can also call at any time if they have concerns about a student. Find more 24-hour and online mental health support support.

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Call 803-777-8248 anytime if you or someone you know needs help after an incident involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or relationship violence or stalking. During office hours, stop by the Thomson Building, behind the Russell House and next to the Center for Health and Well-Being.

Walk-in hours: Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed holidays and weekends

Visit the Stop Sexual Assault website

Help is available 24/7 for those struggling with thoughts of suicide or feelings of hopelessness. If you're thinking about suicide or know someone who is, reach out for help right away. Call or text 988.

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

When you need to talk to someone on campus, the professionals in Counseling and Psychiatry are here to help. Make an appointment by calling 803-777-5223




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