Student Care On the Go

Sandhills Community College and FirstHealth have partnered to develop Student Care On the Go (SCOTG). This on-demand telehealth platform provides an easily accessible way for SCC students to address a range of healthcare concerns with licensed medical professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round for 12 full months.

SCOTG offers a fast and familiar virtual way to connect with a medical professional for care by mobile app, web, or phone when you have a health issue. SCOTG medical providers can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for many conditions.

  • This plan is for SCC curriculum/college credit students only with no minimum credit hours required.
  • Opt-in enrollment will be available at the beginning of each semester (three times each academic year).
  • The annual cost of the plan is $120 and can be deducted from financial aid if/when applicable.
  • SCC will award five scholarships to cover the annual cost of the plan for the first five eligible applicants for the Fall 2022 enrollment period.
  • The plan is for basic, non-emergency medical conditions.
  • There is no co-pay for virtual visits.
  • One in-person primary care clinic visit per year is allowed with no co-pay.
  • Students will not lose access to SCOTG services during the year of enrollment regardless of status at SCC.
  • Providers are board-certified physicians or licensed medical professionals.
  • Most medical providers are based in the Sandhills region, and many of them work at FirstHealth Convenient Care and Primary Care clinics.
  • Providers are available within minutes of contact, and no appointment is needed.

Typical Conditions Addressed

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Skin Issues/Rashes
  • Ear infection
  • Sinus problems
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Respiratory infection
  • COVID-19 screening

SCOTG Does Not Include

  • Annual physicals and sports physicals
  • Specialty Clinics, Convenient Care and Behavioral Health Services
  • Emergency Room consults
  • Costs associated with advanced testing and/or procedural treatments, nor
  • Cost of prescription drugs.

Contact Joe Steppe at or (910) 695-3911 if you have questions.