The Joseph F. Sullivan Center is an academic, nurse managed health center. The services provided at the Center integrate classroom education with clinical service learning opportunities under the supervision of qualified advanced practice nurses and allied health professionals. We provide treatment for common illnesses and injuries, administer vaccinations, conduct physicals and wellness screenings, and offer monitoring for chronic conditions.
Our providers can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common acute or recent onset illnesses such as:
Our providers can help you stay on top of a chronic condition by providing routine lab tests, results, and educational support for conditions like:
CU Well is a comprehensive wellness program at the Sullivan Center, comprised of the CU4Health health risk appraisal and a variety of other resources. After becoming a member of the CU Well program, you will have access to an online portal where you will find personalized programs to help you take control of your health. Our wellness team will work with you to choose programs that will help you improve your health.
Annually, you will be eligible to take part in the CU4Health screening, which includes a health risk appraisal, blood work (hemogram, lipid profile, chemistry profile), BMI screening, blood pressure screening, and a follow up individual counseling session with a trained health educator. Our health educators will review your results and help identify areas to improve your long term health risks.
CU Well participants will have access to the following programs at reduced or no costs:
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The Sullivan Center collaborates with departments across campus to provide as many services to our patients as possible. These departments include Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Management, Nursing, Languages, Psychology and more.
CU4Health is a workplace screening offered through Prevention Partners and the Sullivan Center. These screenings are open to subscribers, retirees and their covered spouses enrolled in the State Health Plan (Standard or Savings) or BlueChoice Health Plan HMO. Medicare enrollees are not eligible, but the Sullivan Center offers special pricing to any employee, faculty and staff.
This screening includes:
You are eligible for CU4Health annually. If you have a group or department that would like the screening to come to your building, please contact the Sullivan Center to set that up. A nurse will come to do the blood draws, and then return in two weeks to do all of the counseling sessions. CU4Health is a part of the CU Well program, and gives you access to many other tools to help improve your health.
The Joseph F. Sullivan Center offers comprehensive physical exams for $50 at the end of June and throughout July.
Normally $130, the physical includes BMI calculation, vision and hearing testing, physical assessment of all major systems, prostate exams for men and pelvic exams for women and laboratory testing for urinalysis and hemoglobin. The exam also includes a discussion of personal health history and is an opportunity to ask an health-related questions. The exams will be conducted by a registered nurse completed the advanced physical assessment course at Clemson.
There are only 50 appointments available at the discounted rate. The special price of $50 cannot be billed to insurance by the Sullivan Center or by the patient. Click here to download a flier. Call today to make an appointment.
A certified occupational health nurse (COHN) at the Sullivan Center provides health services to university employees who are/have been exposed to occupational health hazards. The COHN works collaboratively with the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Employees who are exposed to occupational health hazards are identified, and medical monitoring and/or preventive measures are implemented based on the type of exposure. Medical surveillance services include but are not limited to the following:
Click here to learn more about the Medical Surveillance Program.
The Sullivan Center can help you with recommended and required immunizations before traveling abroad. We offer vaccinations such as Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid Fever and Yellow Fever. For a list of recommended and required vaccinations from the CDC for the specific country you are traveling to, click here. You should plan to see a travel health care provider 4 to 6 weeks prior to departure to receive the vaccinations and/or medications you will need.
If you have any questions, such as availability or pricing of vaccinations, please call our front office to set up an appointment with a travel clinic nurse.
Click here to see the CDC's checklist of "What You Need to Know About Vaccinations And Travel".
The Sullivan Center will be offering dermatology screenings to address certain skin issues. Our providers can screen, treat, biopsy and diagnose a variety of skin issues. Click here to learn more or call us today to make an appointment.
Some of the skin issues identified can also benefit from our new Esthetic treatments. These treatments include chemical peels that aid in improving:
reducing fine lines
melasma (due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills)
improve the appearance of fine scars
treatment of wrinkles and brown spots caused by sun damage
improve the overall look and feel of skin
acne treatments (medications and topicals may be necessary during treatments)
Our L.M.E., Shirley Anne Bramlett, has been a skin care specialist for fourteen years. She was employed for eight years with Anderson Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center in Anderson, South Carolina. Graduating from Esthetics International in Columbia, South Carolina and continued medical training to assist in dermatological issues, Shirley Anne also uses Nutrition Counseling along with skin treatments to achieve optimal results. Click here for a list of skin care services provided at the Center.
Katherine Spinks, RD/LD, is a nutrition counselor offering services at the Sullivan Center. Her personalized and integrative approach to nutrition incorporates wellness coaching and EBT techniques. She specializes in eating disorders, weight management, sports nutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The Sullivan Center refers patients to Katherine for assistance with nutrition. If you would like to request an appointment directly, you can visit her website here or call 864-270-3785.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for a total of 12 months. The Sullivan Center supports this recommendation by making rooms available in the Center, free of cost to all university faculty, staff, students and their spouses. If you are a new mother on campus looking for a quiet place for breast feeding or pumping, please contact the front desk at least 48 hours in advance to reserve a time. For more information about breastfeeding and other resources, click here.
Practiced in China since ancient times, acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that energy, also known as “chi,” flows through the body, and medical conditions arise when chi is blocked or unbalanced, Tsai said. Acupuncture involves the use of needles to prick the skin and manipulate the flow of chi, and is used to treat such conditions such as pain, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, digestive problems, premenstrual syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and fertility issues.
Hui-Lin Tsai will provide the services. Acupuncture sessions will last 30 minutes, except for the first session, which lasts one hour. Tsai recommends one or two sessions per week until a patient sees improvement.
Tsai holds a doctor of medicine degree from China Medical College in Taichung, Taiwan, and has been a resident physician at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, as well as Taipei Veterans General Hospital. She has also served as a clinical extern at the Clemson Health Center, an acupuncturist in private practice in South Carolina, and an adjunct assistant professor in biological sciences at Clemson.
The Sullivan Center partners with many projects in our area to provide medical services to underserved and vulnerable populations. Through our dedicated providers and enthusiastic students, we are able to work with the following groups: