How to Access Counseling and Psychiatric Services?

Students that are interested in either Psychiatry or Counseling services (or both) should call 803-777-5223 to schedule a triage appointment. This initial appointment involves completion of appropriate paperwork and a brief screening with a provider, lasting from 45 minutes to 1 hour. From this point a student would be informed of what services would be appropriate to them based on their identified needs and would be assisted in scheduling follow-up appointments.

*Please be aware that there will be a fee for no-show appointments (appointments that are not cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours). Few exceptions apply.

All counseling and psychiatric visits are confidential. Mental and physical health care records are completely separate from all other university records. Counseling & Psychiatry staff confer with one another and with other Student Health Services health care providers as needed to provide integrated care. In the event of treatment at a hospital, we will share relevant information for continuity of care. Otherwise, Counseling & Psychiatry will not release information without a patient’s written permission, except as authorized or required by law, or in our judgment as necessary to protect the patient or others from a serious threat to health or safety.


Currently-enrolled USC students who have paid the student health fee are eligible to receive most services for counseling at no additional charge. However, students who request more than 10 individual sessions per academic year may incur additional charges. Visits with a psychiatrist require additional charges. Enrolled students who have NOT paid the student health fee are eligible to receive most services within Counseling & Psychiatry but are charged on a fee-for-service basis

Appointment Hours?

Counseling Services:
Spring 2018 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 Thomson Building) 
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.

Psychiatric Services:
Fall & Spring Semester Hours

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

Maymester & Summer Hours

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

What if I have a crisis?

Crisis Services