Student Health Services
University of South Carolina

International students, faculty & staff

The University of South Carolina supports and values our international students, faculty and staff and are committed to their safety and success regardless of religion, ethnicity or national origin. We are here for you. Counseling is available Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Close/Hipp building and Sunday 2-8 p.m. in the Thomson Student Health Center. We are available for walk-ins if you need to talk to someone. To make an appointment, call 803-777-5223.

Increase in flu cases

Student Health Services is seeing an increased number of confirmed flu cases at the health center and is asking everyone to follow these important flu prevention practices:

  • Get the flu vaccine. We have them at the health center, and they are FREE for students.
  • FREQUENTLY WASH YOUR HANDS with warm, soapy water, especially after touching surfaces.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects often.
  • Use hand wipes and sanitizers.
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick, and stay away from people who are sick.
  • Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
  • Drink lots of water and eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Stay active and exercise.
  • Students who have flu symptoms should make an appointment to see a General Medicine Center provider online at or call 803-777-3175.

    For more information about the flu, please click here.

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