Counseling & Wellness Center

Student Health Services

One of the benefits of the partnership between USF Sarasota-Manatee campus and New College of Florida is that current students of both campuses have access to a variety of medical care services at the Sarasota-Manatee campus. Medical Services are currently offered by tele-health video consultation or in person at SMD 105. Appointments should be scheduled by calling (813) 974-2331 or (813) 445-4976. Registered students have no out-of-pocket costs for general medical office visits or primary care consultations. Minimal fees are charged for specialty care and prescriptions. We can bill your insurance or you can self-pay. To receive video and tele-health services, students must be physically located in the state of Florida. For students taking a semester off, please contact us to make a payment in lieu of tuition to continue access for medical and counseling services.

Services We Offer

We strive to provide top-notch care to our students and education about a healthy lifestyle through a range of medical services including: primary care, general medicine, physical exams, sexual health & gynecology services, contraception, STI screening psychiatry, vaccinations, allergy shots, COVID screening and community referrals. Students can receive initial diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for a variety of illnesses. 

BEYOND STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Should your needs fall outside of our scope of services, such as dermatology, nutrition, or orthopedic needs, we may recommend seeing a specialist. Many times, specialty services can be accessed through video consultations with the Tampa campus or appropriate community referral for further treatment.

Appointment Information

Tele-health services and video consultations offered Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm. Medical services are available with a medical practitioner on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The last scheduled appointments are made for no later than 4:30 p.m. each day. Appointments are typically offered every 15-30 minutes, and should be scheduled in advance. Same day appointments may be available; it is best to call in the morning.

General Medical office visits are included with tuition at no out of pocket cost. COVID-19 screening is currently offered at no cost. Specialty services such as gynecological visits, sexual health, psychiatry, vaccinations, allergy shots and other services can be billed to insurance or offered at student rates. For specific cost information or to make an appointment, call us at (813) 974-2331.

After-Hours Care

Please be aware that we are not available after hours. If you or someone you know has a medical emergency after hours, please contact the campus police or 911 immediately.

For non-urgent or non-emergency symptoms, you may call the Nurse Advice Line at 813-974-2331. A nurse can answer your health-related questions and help you to decide if you should seek immediate medical care at an Urgent Care or Emergency Room facility, or wait to be seen at the Student Health clinic when it opens. The nurses can assist you with basic self-health care tips. The after-hours advice nurse is not located at Student Health so they cannot access your medical record at the time of the call.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to registered students at the University of South Florida campuses, or those who have voluntarily paid the current Health Fee because they are taking a semester off.

There is no charge for talking to the after-hours nurse. If you choose to seek medical care outside of Student Health Services, remember that you are responsible for the cost of that care. Your paid tuition does not cover emergency or urgent care services not treated at the Student Health Services clinic. If you have medical insurance coverage, check with your insurance company before seeking care to understand what it will cost.