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Student Health Services


Virtual primary care visit

Telehealth involves the use of electronic communications to enable healthcare providers to see patients remotely for faster, more convenient care. Eligible students include UofSC-Columbia campus students who have paid the part-time or full-time health fee with their tuition for the semester in the state of South Carolina.

Benefits

  • No wait times
  • Less time away from work or class
  • No searching for parking
  • Improved access to medical care by enabling you to remain in your local healthcare site (e.g., home) while the provider consults and obtains test results at distant/other sites.
  • More efficient medical evaluation and management.

Telehealth appointment fees: $20

(Charges will be sent to your bursar account which you can access through my.sc.edu)

Concerns appropriate for telehealth virtual medical visits may include:

  • Acne
  • Acid Reflux/Heartburn
  • Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
  • Insect Bites
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold/cough/runny nose
  • Flu exposure requesting Tamiflu (no symptoms)
  • Minor Constipation or diarrhea
  • Laryngitis
  • Medication refills (for medications already prescribed for you by our primary care clinic). Our providers do not write prescriptions for controlled substances, erectile dysfunction drugs, appetite suppressants or mood-altering medications.
  • Pink eye
  • Poison Ivy/Oak
  • Rash (non-genital, without fever)
  • Request for laboratory testing (thyroid screening, diabetes screening, cholesterol screening)
  • Respiratory infection
  • Scabies exposure
  • Sinus infections or sinus pain
  • Minor skin injury
  • Sunburn

If the medical provider deems it necessary for you to receive a face-to-face evaluation during your telehealth visit, you may be asked to come in to the Center for Health and Well-Being or an appropriate local urgent care or emergency department (ER). If you have questions about telehealth, please call 803-576-6514.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anxiety or Panic Attack
  • Bleeding
  • Back pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or palpitations
  • Dizziness, fatigue or weakness
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • Headache or Head Injury
  • Falls, Motor vehicle collisions, Spine or Extremity trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Thoughts of harming self or others
  • Severe illness with fever

Our providers do not write prescriptions for controlled substances, erectile dysfunction drugs, appetite suppressants or mood altering medications.

 

Confidentiality

Electronic systems used will incorporate network and software security protocols to protect the confidentiality of patient identification and imaging data and will include measures to safeguard the data and to ensure its integrity against intentional or unintentional corruption.