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Brooks Health & Wellness Center

Brooks Health Center contributes to the holistic educational experience of students at SC State by ensuring they have access to quality affordable episodic and preventive health care as well as by providing activities and programs that will promote healthy lifestyle behavior and wellness. 


The Brooks Health Center provides:  

  • Medical and/or nursing clinic for acute/episodic illness or sickness
  • Assistance with the management of chronic illness
  • Preventive Health including laboratory studies, physical exams, medication and prescriptions
  • Health Education and screening (vision, hemoglobin, urine, etc.).
Location & Hours

Location & Hours

Brooks Health Center is located on the campus of South Carolina State University in Desaussure Court, behind the Leroy Davis Jr. Building.

Monday- Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Fall/Spring Semesters
Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m.
Summer School/Semester Breaks-Hours May Vary

Medical and Nursing Services  

We Offer Quality Health Care 

Brooks Health Center's (BHC) staff consists of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered  and licensed practical nurses, other allied health care practitioners and support staff equipped to assess, evaluate and treat most routine outpatient (ambulatory) care problems associated with the college-age population.

Student Patient Portal 

 The Student Patient Portal offers a method of secure communication between students and the Health Center. Through the portal, students can complete required medical forms and upload immunization documentation and waive/enroll for health insurance.

Visit the Student Patient Portal 


Appointments are encouraged, but not required to see a provider. You can minimize your waiting time by visiting the Student Patient Portal or by calling Brooks Health Center to schedule an appointment (803-536-7053). Appointments can also be made in person. Urgent or emergency medical situations will be accessed immediately (i.e. bleeding, shortness of breath, broken bones/limbs). 

Student Health Fees 

As a component for students’ success in their academic pursuit, it is essential they have access to quality affordable comprehensive healthcare. In addition, disease prevention and cost barriers are keys to preventive care; therefore, the health center strives to provide students’ access to primary health care. 

Most health services are paid through the student health fee in tuition. For students not charged the health fees, services can  be provided on a fee-for-service basis.  

The student health fee pays for: 

  • Office visits for the treatment of routine and chronic illness
  • Limited lab studies (blood sugar, U/A, etc.) 
  • Limited over-the-counter medications
  • Support groups and workshops 
  • Preventive health screening
  • Flu vaccine

NOTE: The health fee also assists the health center with access to medical technology, medical equipment and supplies  and the integration of the electronic medical record (EMR) system. 

The student health fee does not pay for: 

  • Radiology (X-ray) and laboratory services
  • Prescription medication 
  • Physical Exam
  • Immunizations and vaccines (PPD, MMR, Tetanus, Hepatitis, Meningitis, etc.) 
  • Services received at off-campus medical clinics/providers or hospital

Documents & Forms

After Hours/ Emergencies

For urgent conditions occurring after regular office hours, treatment may be sought at:

  • Express Care (MUSC)-803-395-3400
  • Family Health Centers, Inc.-Urgent Care (803) 531-8960 
  • Doctors Care Orangeburg (803) 536-0613 
  • Life-threatening emergencies will be referred to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) (803) 395-2200 

During emergencies contact:

  • Emergency Medical System (EMS) @ 911 
  • Campus Police Department @ (803) 516-4111 or (803) 536-7188 

It is the responsibility of the student for the fee payments for emergency services rendered by community providers.

Virtual Urgent Care (MUSC)

MUSC Health and Brooks Health Center are offering an easy-to-use online virtual urgent care service for S.C. State University students who are physically present in the state of South Carolina.

  • Accessible 24/7
  • Free online visits for S.C. State students
  • Receive quality care from a MUSC Health provider for the following conditions and much more:
  • Allergy/hay fever
  • Common cold
  • Pink eye
  • Sinus infection
  • Skin rash
  • Sore throat
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Emergency Contraception (Morning After-Pill) 
  • Low Back Pain 
  • Skin Irritation/Rash/Eczema 
  • Acne 
  • Stye (Bumps on the eyelid) 
  • Insect Bite or Sting 
  • Acid Reflux or Heart Burn 
  • Swimmer’s Ear (Outer Ear infection) 
  • Athlete’s Foot 
  • Minor Burns 
  • Cold Sore or Fever Blister 

MUSC Online Virtual Urgent Care

Brooks Health Center Staff

  • Pinkey Carter, Director, MHA, BSN, RN
  • Genathan Bookhardt, Fitness Center, BA
  • Sherice Colley, Certified Medical Assistant, BA, AS
  • Sara Kinney, Electronic Health Records, BS, AS
  • Helen Wachowski, Administrative Support 

Medical Provider

Medical University of South Carolina 

Pharmacy Consultant

Debra G. Felder, RPh Pharmacist

SC State University Fitness 

S.C. State University Fitness Center is open to all students, faculty and staff with a valid SCSU ID.  You must sign in and present your ID each time you enter the Fitness Center. 

Location: Truth Hall first floor 

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed 
  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical 
  • Bikes
  • Weights
Fitness Center Rules:
  • No food or drinks allowed 
  • 30-minutes limit equipment 
  • No book bags, fanny packs, jackets, etc., should be left lying on the floor. The exception is bottled water in an unbreakable container.
  • Machines must be wiped down after use.
  • Report any injury, broken or damaged equipment to the Fitness Attendant
  • Closed-toe athletic shoes