Columbia College offers a wide array of programs and services to help students understand the importance of maintaining good health through proper diet, exercise, and routine wellness care. The Student Affairs staff is prepared to assist students in accessing medical services in the Columbia area. 

Coronavirus Advisory

Accessing Health Care 

In the event of a medical emergency, the student should immediately contact CCPD at 803-786-3333 or dial 9-1-1. CCPD officers are first responders trained in first aid, adult and child CPR, and use of the AED. If necessary, CCPD will summon Emergency medical care.

For a non-emergency situation, resident students needing medical attention may contact their Resident Assistant or the Division of Student Affair to identify local medical facilities in the Columbia area. Students should have insurance information and their driver’s license/student ID available when visiting these facilities. Students are encouraged to take proactive measures by selecting preferred healthcare providers and a primary care physician early in the academic year or better yet prior to their arrival to campus. Being proactive will alleviate undue stress in making these choices during potential future instances where a student is experiencing a sickness or injury. While students are free to select their own health care providers, the providers below are located in Columbia and near campus. 

Walk-In & Urgent Care Providers 

Services offered by these providers offer the convenience of walk-in and same-day appointments, and are a faster and less expensive alternative to visiting the emergency room. 

Eau Claire Walk-In 

4605 Monticello Road, Building B, Suite 2 Phone number: 803-753-5590
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Provider offers a sliding fee scale for families in economic distress and Certified Application Consultants for assistance with the health insurance marketplace. Request details when scheduling your appointment or call to inquire how to establish your medical home. 

Prisma Richland

5 Richland Medical Park Drive Main number: 803-434-7000 Emergency number: 803-434-6350 Patient Information: 803-434-6111 

Prisma Baptist

1333 Taylor Street
Main number: 803-296-5010 Emergency number: 803-296-5050 Patient Information: 803-296-5440.


Students are encouraged to use their personal vehicles whenever possible. Students without vehicles on campus may ride the Comet Bus by showing their student ID. No bus pass required. Emergency Medical Services will be summoned by CCPD, if needed.

For additional information about Health Care, please access our student handbook.