The Joseph F. Sullivan Center is a nurse managed clinic located on Clemson University's campus in 101 Edwards Hall. We recognize that no single professional discipline is able to meet all of the health related needs of individuals and communities so we use a collaborative model of care. Although nurse practitioners are our primary providers, they work with a team of physicians in our area, health educators, community outreach programs, and student interns to help clients achieve optimum health and well-being. For more information about our staff at the Sullivan Center, please click here.
Through many partnerships, grants, and collaborations, the Joseph F. Sullivan Center is able to provide outreach to many underserved communities throughout our area in the upstate of South Carolina. As we strive to provide high quality, affordable and culturally competent health care to our patients, we also provide "hands-on" learning experiences for students and provide opportunities for faculty to integrate teaching, research and service. Students from Clemson University's School of Nursing, Department of Health Science, Department of Languages and other departments assist our staff in caring for these individuals through the community projects listed below.
The purpose of this project is to provide health services to medically underserved individuals in Oconee County, particularly the growing number of Latino population. Collaborators of this project are the Oconee County Health Department, the Seneca Lakes Family Practice Residency Program, and the Oconee Medical Center.
The Clemson Free Clinic was established by concerned citizens and medical professionals to meet the needs of the medically underserved in Clemson, Central, Six Mile and Pendleton. They opened the doors on April 6, 2005, and moved to new facilities at 1200 Tiger Blvd. in January 2011. The Clinic works together with the Joseph F. Sullivan Center, Clemson Health Center, An-Med Health, Oconee Medical Center, Mountainview Imaging, and area volunteers to provide free care to eligible patients. The Clemson Free Clinic does not receive any state or federal monies. They receive funding solely from the generosity of individuals, churches, civic organizations and corporate donations from the surrounding community as well as a few private grants. The Sullivan Center provides health services on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm -- 4:00 pm. The Clemson Free Clinic is open on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm, by appointment only. Call 864-654-8277 for more information.
The Sullivan Center has a contract with the South Carolina Office of Minority Health to provide health services via the mobile health unit to seasonal and migrant farm workers in Pickens County. Ten weekly evening clinics are held each year during June and October.
Clemson language, nursing, and health science students work under the supervision of Center staff to provide health care for the migrant population in upstate South Carolina.
Greenville Touchpoints Residency Training
Touchpoints is a national program developed by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, a nationally renowned pediatrician and Clinical Professor of Pediatric Emeritus at Harvard Medical School. The Greenville Touchpoints Program is one of the very first sites outside of Boston to work with Dr. Brazelton on Touchpoints principles and training. Pediatric residents and medicine pediatric residents are currently trained by the Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital. A collaborative effort has been made between the Sullivan Center and the Greenville Hospital System Children’s Hospital to develop an online Greenville Touchpoints residency training program.
The Sullivan Center is a contract provider with the Best Chance Network. The program offers eligible women the opportunity to be screened for breast and cervical cancer in Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, and Anderson counties. For more information, or to see if you qualify, click here or call our office!
Want to get involved with the Sullivan Center? Click here for more information, or call us at 864-656-3076 today!