Health Care at USCB is Through Community Partnerships

We recognize that student health and well-being  are important aspects of student success.  Although the University of South Carolina Beaufort does not have an on-campus health center, the university is located very close to two local hospitals and has partnered with them to provide excellent care for students, faculty, and staff.  

In addition, a BMH Nurse Navigator can answer questions and provide education and advocacy related to health care. The Nurse Navigator can be reached by texting your question to 843-890-0999.  You can also call the Nurse Navigator between 8am – 5pm at 843-522-7211.

BMH Care Anywhere

BMH Care Blood Pressure Cuff

The USCB community's first contact with Beaufort Memorial Hospital can be through an on-campus health kiosk or a dedicated digital app.


USCB has partnered with Beaufort Memorial Hospital to offer USCB students and employees virtual care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through BMH Care Anywhere. Students and employees can download the app, visit, or stop by the private walk-in care kiosk in Library 227 to setup an account and select the provider they would like to see.  Providers can consult, diagnose and prescribe for cold/flu, sore throat, allergies, infections, and more. Students and employees with insurance will be able to bill their health plan and those without insurance can pay $49 by using code USCB. Students who need financial support to pay for this health care cost can apply for emergency aid.

Students and employees now have access to a private walk-in care kiosk on the second floor of the Bluffton Library (room 227). The kiosk provides BMH Care Anywhere video technology and access to tools like a blood pressure cuff, pulse monitor and thermometer to enable the health care provider to offer a more accurate diagnosis. To find out more about BMH Care Anywhere, please visit their website.

Tenet Health

The university also partners with Tenet Health, the parent company of Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital. Both hospitals provide access to 24-hour emergency care. They also serve as training sites for USCB students in the health professions, including these Nursing majors who participated in drive-thru testing for COVID-19. To find out more about Tenet Health, please visit their website.


Health Workers

Contact for More Information

Kim Dudas, Ph.D., RN-BC

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Innovation (Interim)
Director for Campus Health Initiatives

SciTech Room 206
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Bluffton Office: 843-208-8310
Beaufort Office: 843-521-4150
Kim Dudas, Ph.D., RN-BC, CNE