COVID-19 Updates

Face coverings are required at all times while on campus

Unless you are absolutely certain that you can maintain at least six feet of distance from other people, you must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times while on campus.

Even if you are alone and not near other people, you must still have a face covering with you and be prepared to put it on immediately if other people come near you.

Go to Report a COVID-19-Related Health and Safety Concerns form to report a violation.

Remember the three Ws:
Wear a mask
Wash your hands
Watch your distance

The three Ws are not mutually exclusive: you should do all three.


2021 Testing Dates and Sites:

MUSC: Friday, January 8 and Monday, January 11
DHEC: Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20

New detailed information regarding pre-registration with MUSC available here.



Healthfirst: 843-300-3355
Open Mon-Sun 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
1115 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
No appointment or doctors order needed.
Will not include a doctor’s visit—this is a testing only site.
Rapid Antigen Test (results in 15 min) and PCR test (results in 2-3 days). Type of test determined at provider’s discretion
Cost can vary depending upon patient insurance

Rapid COVID-19 Results: 843-989-8378
Open Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1560 Ashley River Road (behind International Church of God)
Monday thru Thursday 9am – 5pm
A doctor’s visit is required but no appointment or doctors order needed
Rapid antigen and Rapid PCR
Same day results, usually within 4 hours
$199 cash, credit or debit only – no insurance taken

MEDcare Express Urgent Care:
West Ashley: 843-793-6093
Open Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
1850 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC
A doctor’s visit is required but no appointment is necessary

North Charleston: 843-552-3629
Open Monday-Sunday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
8720 Dorchester Rd
Charleston, SC
A doctor’s visit is required but no appointment is necessary

MEDcare provides: Rapid Antigen Test (results in 15-30 min) and PCR test (results in 3-5 days). Type of test determined at provider’s discretion
If symptomatic, the test is no charge through The Cares Act.
An insurance co-pay is required for the doctor visit.
Price without insurance is $125-175.00 depending upon test ordered
$125.00 and symptoms.

Near Campus

Access Healthcare: 843-853-8870
Testing available Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and After Hours by Appointment
Call ahead for scheduling
PCR nasal swab test (2 day results): $55 pay at time of visit during normal business hours; after hours tests are $155. Antibody tests are $100.
Rapid antigen tests. Results in 15 min. Cost $135
(Visit paperwork provided for patients to file for insurance on their own)
235 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Access Urgent Care:
233 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401
Every day, Monday-Sunday, 8:00am – 8:00pm; Also available After 8pm if call ahead before arrival.

Fetter Health Care: 843-722-4112
(After hours 843-727-2873 calls will be forwarded to an on-call provider)
Call ahead for scheduling
51 Nassau street
Charleston, SC 29403
SHS can assist with scheduling or students can visit:
If students have access to a car they can go to other testing sites off of the peninsula:

Renew Medical and IV Spa: 843-800-8110
Open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, and membership is not required
442 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
$50/visit charge
PCR send out 2 days for results
Additional fee may be required for test

Free Saliva Testing Kits are now available in all county health departments. Those interested may go to their local health department to receive a kit to take home. The kit provides instructions on collecting the saliva and includes an envelope to mail to the lab. Results generally will be returned within 48-72 hours after being mailed but may vary depending on mail time or volume of tests the lab receives. Please call your local health department first as there may be a limited supply of these kits.

Call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432

COVID Testing Mailed to the Home

Mail-in test requested online:
May be no cost if patient symptomatic
Results in 3-4 days

Antibody test results not accepted

There are many ways to get tested. If you are unsure of where to get tested or how to find the appropriate documentation the College is requiring, you can visit our website to learn more here:

The health and wellness of every individual on campus is our top priority. In order to make our return to campus as safe as possible, we will work together to implement safety precautions and maintain healthy habits. We pledge to uphold CDC, SCDHEC and other governmental guidelines to protect the campus community. The College strongly encourages all member sof the campus community to review CDC and SCDHEC guidelines including the following. Details can be found on the CDC site and the SCDHEC site.

Visit the Back on the Bricks website for all COVID-19 related information.