Student Health Services
University of South Carolina

Current Health Topics

• MRSA Information

    MRSA and Residence Halls
    MRSA Questions and Answers

• Ebola Updates

    There has been a recent outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in parts of West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a Level 3 Travel Warning advising against nonessential travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and a Level 2 Travel Warning for Mali. Please be advised of this situation if you are considering traveling to West Africa or the surrounding areas.

    If you are traveling from West Africa, the CDC asks returning travelers to be aware of any change in their health. For students, faculty and staff who have recently traveled to these countries, please be aware of the symptoms of the Ebola virus disease. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to the virus, though 8-10 days is most common.

    If you are coming to the University of South Carolina campus and have recently been to the affected areas, call 803-212-8004 and inform us about your recent travel and potential exposure before you arrive to USC’s campus (or go to a doctor’s office or emergency room) to prevent potential transmission to others. Please make sure to wear a mask upon entry to any medical facility and report your recent travel history to medical personnel.

    USC’s Student Health Services staff is closely monitoring the information being disseminated by the CDC, has a plan in place in the event an Ebola case is identified and is in contact with the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control for further updates.

    For a Q&A and more information about Ebola, visit

• Insurance Tips

    Uninterrupted Prescription Coverage
    To allow uninterrupted prescription coverage during breaks throughout the year (winter break, summer break, etc.), students with the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan through AIG can click here to renew their coverage. Once in the site, enter your e-mail address and password, then click the "renewal" button for the upcoming semester.

• Meningitis prevention

Student Health Services


Resources for Dealing with Violence & Discrimination

If you are dealing with issues involving assault, sexual misconduct or dating violence, know that there are several people here at USC who want to help. The University's goal is to create a community that is free of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment of any form.

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April Healthy Aging Series for Faculty and Staff

People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Many seniors live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change.
• Are you ready to prepare yourself to age as gracefully as possible?
• Would you be willing to take time to participate in free health screenings? If you answered “YES” to the above questions, the time might be right for you to participate in the FREE faculty and staff Healthy Aging Series by USC Campus Wellness.

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Keep Calm

Stress affects us mentally, physically and emotionally. Campus Wellness is offering students various outlets to manage stress throughout the academic year. One of the most popular stress management events is the monthly Keep Calm and Pet-a-PAALS Service Dog program, which brings puppies to campus. Dogs are known to reduce stress levels, so come pet a puppy!

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Wind Down Wednesdays

Do you need a mid-week boost? Join us for Wind Down Wednesdays to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and improve productivity by learning mindfulness techniques.

No need to register or reserve a space—come one, come all!

We will begin and end each session with a short introduction to the day’s practice and time to connect as a community. No special equipment or attire is required; bring your own mat, blanket, sitting cushion or props, as desired, to support your practice.

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Choose to Lose Online

Choose To Lose Online is a virtual weight management program designed to facilitate behavior changes on your own. We aim to provide you with online resources to accomplish your healthy lifestyle goals.

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Wellness Ambassadors

Are you interested in promoting healthy lifestyle habits on campus, participating in wellness programs and activities and networking with your peers and colleagues? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you may be a great Wellness Ambassador candidate. Submit your application HERE

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