Specialty Care and Services
USC Student Health provides the following specialists for students. In order to make sure you are referred to the right one, most services require a Primary Care appointment first. Please make an appointment online at usc.edu/myshr.
Acupuncture is among the oldest therapeutic treatment in the world. Acupuncture originated in China about 5,000 years ago with the belief that stimulation of the body’s energy can assist with its healing. A common therapeutic technique is the use of thin metal needles under the skin which helps with nerves, muscles and connective tissue stimulation. Alone or in conjunction with the other medical resources there are many benefits to acupuncture including pain management. Our program collaborates with Dongguk University, Los Angeles, to provide this acupuncture service.
New locations, changing seasons and exercise regimens can increase symptoms for allergy and asthma sufferers. Our clinic will help treat your symptoms, by providing a medical evaluation and assisting with medication refills, or treatment regimens. Our goal is to improve your quality of life so you can focus on your academic success.
Back pain, neck pain and headaches are common neuromusculoskeletal complaints that can be treated with our musculoskeletal services. We take the time to examine your specific needs, provide a diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment. There is a $15 co-pay for this service. Only one appointment can be made at a time. (There will be a no show/late cancellation fee (less than 2 hours notice), of $20 charged to the student’s account.)
Keep your smile bright and healthy with the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Faculty Practice. Located conveniently on the fourth floor of the Engemann Student Health Center, the Faculty Practice functions just like your home dentist. Our faculty and staff practitioners offer a wide range of regular-cost general and specialty services, which in some cases can be paid for with Delta Dental PPO; Delta Dental Premier, CIGNA Dental PPO, CareCredit, cash, checks or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). The Faculty Practice also offers extended hours for many services, and is open on selected Saturdays. Don’t put off dental appointments until you go home for the holidays. See an expert USC faculty dentist today.
Clear skin helps promote a positive image of one self, so there is no need to tackle common skin conditions like acne, eczema, and skin allergies on your own. Our Dermatology Clinic takes a personalized approach to help diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of skin problems and skin diseases.
A healthy campus begins with you. The health of the individual can affect the health of the campus community. The Immunization Clinic is a walk-in clinic that administers vaccinations as a simple, safe, and effective way to prevent many diseases from spreading.
Whether you are in the grocery aisle, a restaurant, home or in the student dining hall, let our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist change the way you look at food options. As a student, high fat and salted food abound but you have options. Avoid the dangers of extreme dieting and learn how to identify and make healthy choices that are supportive and healthy for you for a balanced approach to wellness, healthy eating and fitness.
Occupational Health Services
Occupational Health Services supports a safe and healthful workplace. We protect faculty and staff at work by developing and implementing programs for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of occupational illnesses and injuries. Our priority is to comply with all applicable federal and state laws and standards governing occupational health and safety of all employees.
Lifestyle Redesign® services provided by the Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice help you build and follow a customized lifestyle plan that supports healthier living and better management of chronic conditions or diseases such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis, stress, or pain.
Our goal is to keep you mobile and moving! Specializing in bone, joint, spine and muscle care we evaluate and treat a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries. We strive to improve your quality of life by helping you return to your normal activities as quickly and safely as possible.
We have a strong collaborative relationship with the USC Pharmacy. They offer walk-in patient care services such as flu shots, emergency contraception and screening for diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, and osteoporosis. Owned and operated by the USC School of Pharmacy, they are our partners in building a healthy campus community. We recommend that you fill your prescriptions at the USC Pharmacy. The Pharmacy also offers a Smoking Cessation Program for students.
Physical Therapy provided by faculty of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Our physical therapists use progressive techniques and the latest scientific information to provide you with effective goal-oriented care emphasizing optimal function. Services billable to insurance. Requires Engemann doctor referral.
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP)
RSVP provides immediate therapy services for situations related to gender and power-based harm (e.g., sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking). In case of an emergency or if you need immediate assistance, please call (213) 740-4900 (after hours, press “0” to speak to an on-call counselor). RSVP on-call counselors aid in discussing medical options, reporting options and provide crisis support and advocacy.
A Smoking Cessation Program is offered through the USC Clinical Pharmacy on campus. Please refer to their website for more information… Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Program.
Planning a trip abroad? Make us your first stop. Some trips have had to be cancelled because vaccine requirements couldn’t be met within a required time frame. We recommend you see us 3 months before your departure to give you a personalized travel consultation that includes destination specific risks and concerns.