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About the Joseph F. Sullivan Center

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 our community projects.

Mission, Vision, Values

The Joseph F. Sullivan Center, as one of the oldest continually operating Nurse Managed Health Centers in the country, has operated since 1978 to support Clemson University. The Joseph F. Sullivan Center provides the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences academic support through collaborative community health service research.  As a resource for the tri-fold mission of the land grant university, the primary community focus seeks to identify gaps, meet needs, provide unique expertise, and help prepare graduates that understand and engage/are determined to make a difference/and bring a determined spirit into their communities.  The JFSC provides a format for natural collaboration stimulated by the unique college structure, providing numerous instructional, research, and service opportunities. 

Vision: The Joseph F. Sullivan Center is an integrating force for creating multidisciplinary partnerships focused on innovative methods to enhance community well-being that promotes positive human development, skill building and creative leadership.

Mission: The Joseph F. Sullivan Center will drive community health research initiatives providing innovative, real-life student learning.


  • Relationships define health.
  • Holistic balance is wellness.
  • Affordable care is a right of all.
  • Transdiciplinary teams promote positive skills.
  • A global and environmental perspective is critical to human development.