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General Medical Needs

Thomson Student Health Center

When EPI students are sick during the week, they should go to the USC Thomson Health Center, which is behind the Russell House. The Thomson Student Health Center provides many medical services, including General Medicine, Woman’s Care, Orthopedics, and Internal Medicine.

Unless it is an emergency, the Thomson Student Health Center should be the first place a student visits when they need to see a doctor.

The Health Center does not operate an emergency room, but can provide care for many injuries or acute illnesses during regular Health Center hours. Appointments are required except for urgent care situations.


Health Center Pharmacy: Located on the 3rd floor of the Health Center, the pharmacy can fill all prescriptions written at the Health Center. The pharmacy also has many non-prescription medications. Operating hours are the same as the Health Center.


Useful Telephone Numbers:

Medical Emergency On Campus 911 / Off Campus 911
Health Center Information   777-3174

Student Health Appointments

General Medicine Clinic 777 - 3174
Women’s Care Clinic 777 - 6816
Other Health Center Clinics 777 - 3174
Counseling & Human Development Center 777 – 5223


After Hours Health Care:

No on-campus medical services are provided by the University of South Carolina when the Thomson Student Health Center is closed.

During Fall and Spring semesters, the Thomson Student Health Center has someone on call that help assist you in emergencies. 

Students who are injured or who become acutely ill when the Student Heath Center is closed may seek care at their own expense from local hospital emergency rooms or other community health care providers.

Local Hospitals:

There are numerous hospitals located within a few miles of the USC campus. In case of emergencies, medical assistance is just minutes away.


Finding Clinics and Hospitals

If you need to a doctor or specialist outside of the Thomson Student Health Center, you will want to make sure you see a provider that accepts your insurance. This will save you both time and money.

  • For Students Using EPI’s Insurance Plan: You may use the following the Medcost Network Provider search engine to find a provider that accepts the AIG insurance within the Columbia area.

You may also use the FirstHealth search engine to locate providers across the country that take the EPI insurance plan.

  • For Students Using Another Insurance Plan: For students that have other insurance plans, please visit the website of your insurance company to find a search engine for providers that accept your insurance.

For any student that needs help with finding a doctor, please come to EPI Student Services. Staff will be happy to help you locate available providers.