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Counseling & Psychiatry

Counseling services

Close/Hipp Building, fifth floor
1705 College St. Columbia, SC 29201
Appointments: 803-777-5223

Fall & Spring Semester 
Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m 
Sunday 2-8 p.m. Sunday (Counseling appointments on Sunday are located in the Center of Health and Well-Being)

Summer & Semester Breaks 
Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with final appointment of the day scheduled at 4:00 p.m. 

Services provided by counselors

    • Individualized evaluation and counseling
    • Group counseling and couples counseling
    • Consultation services for students, faculty, staff and parents who are concerned about a student
    • Crisis intervention services
    • Referral services
    • Community-based services including community support meetings and GSPOTS (Gamecocks Speaking Proactively On Topics of Sexuality)
    • Substance abuse consultations
Psychiatric services

Thomson Building
1409 Devine St. Columbia, SC 29208
Appointments: 803-777-1833

Fall & Spring Semester Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Maymester & Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. only

Services provided by psychiatric providers

    • Psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations
    • Medications (if recommended) with ongoing monitoring (which may include transfer of care and medications to and from your previous provider)
    • Substance abuse consultations
    • Coordination of care with other MDs and the ordering of laboratory tests (if needed)
    • Crisis intervention services
    • Referral services
    • Medications
      1. If you are currently seeing a counselor and want to consider medication in conjunction with your counseling, you may call to schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist. We encourage you to please discuss this with your counselor who can assist in the referral to the psychiatrist.

        If you are only interested in medications, or are in need of transferring your current psychiatric prescriptions, please request an initial consultation with one of our psychiatrists.
        Student Health Services has an in-house pharmacy located next to the psychiatry offices and can assist in the transfer of current medications from outside providers. If you are currently taking a controlled substance, please refer to the Student Health Services policy on the prescribing of controlled substances and our Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) policy.

        Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
        If students take stimulant medication for Attention Deficit Disorder, they must provide appropriate documentation (psychological testing) performed within the past three years. New psychological testing may be submitted, but students should obtain testing requirements and information regarding our policies prior to being tested. These services are the financial responsibility of the student. Please see the ADHD Policy for more information:
        Current ADHD Policy

       

Counseling and Psychiatry Scope of Care

Our multi-disciplinary team of professional mental health providers includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, counselors, social workers and supervised trainees in psychology, counseling and social work.

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