For primary care and non-emergent health needs, USC School of Medicine Greenville students can get established with one of four primary care practices in the Greenville Health System (GHS) network or be seen at the Employee Care Center (ECC) at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
The four primary care practices designated to see students are staffed by Internal Medicine and Family Medicine physicians as well as nurse practitioners who are not directly involved with teaching medical students. Students can find more details on becoming established as a patient with one of these practices in the Student Handbook.
The ECC is staffed by several experienced nurse practitioners with physician back-up and referral when clinically indicated. No member of the ECC staff has any responsibility in medical student education or grading. Same day appointments can be made by calling 864-455-2455. The student health services plan will provide basic gynecological services only at ECC.
MD360 is staffed by GHS physicians and is available to students for afterhours care. Students can be seen for sick care, radiology services, lab services and basic orthopedic care for minor injuries. MD360 has four different locations in the Greenville area that are available to students.
For more information on Health Services, see the Student Handbook and Academic Regulations [pdf].
Immunizations and Annual Requirements
Upon enrollment, USC School of Medicine Students are required to complete a Health Record & Immunization form that is processed and maintained by the GHS Office of Employee Health & Wellness.
Annually students must get an updated TB Skin test and Influenza Vaccination as well as participate in N-95 Respirator Fit Testing. These annual requirements are also managed by Employee Health & Wellness at GHS.
Students can contact this office at any time with questions or to request a copy of their records by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling and Behavioral Health Services
Counseling services will be provided by the Employee Assistance Program, located at 1020 Grove Road. EAP is staffed by licensed counselors who take no part in medical education. Services offered through EAP cover many types of counseling as well as referrals when necessary. USC medical students are eligible to receive most services at the EAP at no additional charge. However, students who request more than 12 sessions of individual counseling per academic year may incur additional charges.
Psychiatric care is available to USC School of Medicine Greenville students through GHS Outpatient Psychiatry. A psychiatrist who is not involved in medical student teaching is available to see students in the EAP offices on a regular basis. More information about this service and scheduling appointments can be found in the Student Handbook.
PATH or Partners Achieving Total Health is a wellness initiative between Greenville Health System (GHS) and YMCA of Greenville. PATH memberships include a membership to the GHS Life center as well as Greenville County YMCA facilities. USC School of Medicine Greenville Students are provided with a membership to the PATH program upon enrollment.
The five facilities that a PATH membership provides access to offer a variety of physical fitness equipment, wellness and nutrition programs, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor running tracks, outdoor running/walking paths, basketball courts and organized exercise and fitness programs led by exercise physiologists.
Click here for more details about the PATH Program.
In addition to the Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum, USC School of Medicine Greenville students are offered several wellness activities throughout the year. Those activities include but are not limited to interest group led activities such as yoga and Garden Club, or specific programming at the school like mindfulness workshops, pet therapy visits, and massage therapy. We also focus on social wellness through our Colleges Program.