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Sullivan Center Services

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.

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.

  • Our providers can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common acute or recent onset illnesses such as:
    • Bronchitis / cough
    • Earache / ear infection
    • Allergy symptoms
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Mononucleosis
    • Sinus infection / congestion
    • Pink eye
    • Sore throat / strep throat
    • Upper respiratory infection
    • Urinary tract infection / bladder infection

Please note that diagnosis of influenza, strep throat, urinary tract infection and mononucleosis is likely to include laboratory tests and may include additional lab charges. 

Temperatures of 104+ degrees for children / 103+ degrees for adults may be referred to another care setting.

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:

  • Mindful Walking
  • Relaxation Training
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Therapeutic Recreation Consultation
  • Immunization Update Evaluation
  • CU Quit

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: 

  • Health Risk Appraisal: personalized analysis of specific health risk factors and recommendations for improving their health
  • Bloodwork: including lipid profile (cholesterol), chemistry profile (kidney function) and hemogram (blood cell counts)
  • Blood pressure and BMI screening
  • One on one counseling session with a trained health educator to go over your results and help you figure out how to lower your risk areas

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 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. 

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.

  • Wellness counseling
  • Age appropriate physical exams
  • Sports physicals
  • CU4Health
  • CU First

Our providers can help you stay on top of a chronic condition by providing routine lab tests, results, and educational support for conditions like:

Providers can also identify health needs that require referrals for more specialized care.

Nurse Practitioners and lifestyle educators in the Sullivan Center work collaboratively to offer comprehensive assessments and individualized and holistic treatment programs for women throughout the transition of menopause. A holistic approach is used to blend natural and traditional medical practices to achieve the right plan for the individual. Nurse practitioners who are certified menopause practitioners (NCMP) through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) deliver these services.

The Sullivan Center offers:

  • Comprehensive education
  • Physical assessments
  • Lifestyle education and health coaching
  • Hormone Testing
  • Counseling on hormone therapy options
  • Interpretation of lab results

Click here to learn more about NMCP.

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.

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:

  • Immunizations
  • Health histories and physical exams
  • Audiometric testing
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Health counseling
  • Development and delivery of occupational education programs
  • OSHA exams for asbestos workers and other respirator users

Click here to learn more about the Medical Surveillance Program.

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.

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. Call today to make an appointment.

We offer comprehensive care for women across the lifespan. A wide range of gynecological services are offered to assist with good health habits. Our services include:

  • Routine annual women’s exam, including:
    • Urinalysis
    • Hemoglobin
    • Breast exam
    • Physical exam
    • STD/STI testing optional
    • Pap smear, with case management as necessary
  • Contraceptive (birth control) counseling, including: 
    • Prescriptions for birth control
    • Depo-provera shots
    • IUD placement
    • Nexplanon insertion
  • Sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI) testing and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing and referrals
  • Breast health assessment
  • Evaluation and treatment for other common women’s health issues such as:
    • Menstrual concerns (cramps, irregular bleeding, PMS, other related problems)
    • Vaginal infections
    • Urinary tract infections
  • Colonoscopy (a procedure performed to detect early precancerous lesions)
  • Hormone Therapy 

If your insurance does not cover women’s wellness services, or you are uninsured and cannot afford services, the Center partners with several programs to assist with coverage for all women, regardless of insurance status:

Contact us today for more information about these services and what may be available to you at 864-656-3076.

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:

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 864-656-3076 today!

Patients are responsible for either their insurance copay or price of their visit at the time of service. To find out if your insurance is accepted, please ask at the time your appointment is scheduled. If you are uninsured or prefer to pay out of pocket, we welcome cash, checks and credit cards.