Experience Wellness

We know both mental and physical health matter to experience true Wellness.
Accessibility Resources

Spartanburg Methodist College is committed to ensuring equal access for persons with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (ADAAA).

Disability Definition

The term “disability” means, with respect to an individual:
(A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual;
(B) a record of such an impairment; or
(C) being regarded as having such an impairment (as described in paragraph (3)).

What are "Major Life Activities"?

In general, major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working to include the operation of major bodily functions. Major bodily functions includes but is not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.

How do I apply for academic accommodations at SMC?

Questions? Contact:
Gina Parris
Gina ParrisDirector of Accessibility Services 864.587.4272
Walker, Office 109




SMC Counseling Services is currently providing tele (virtual) mental health counseling due to COVID-19. To speak to a clinician during business hours, please call 864-587-4356 or email McCarrellR@smcsc.edu. If there is an emergency situation during office hours, the option for face-to-face may be available if needed. For after-hours emergencies, please contact campus safety at 864-587-4003.

confidential support through:


To help students deal with an array of personal and interpersonal issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues.

To schedule counseling services:

  • Visit https://smcsc.titaniumhwc.com/
  • First time:
    • Select the "New Client" tab
    • Fill in your information
    • Click "Consent and Privacy Notice" and sign the forms
    • Select an available appointment time
  • Returning Clients
    • Click the "Existing Client" tab
    • Select an available appointment time

If it says that there are no appointments available, please call (864) 587-4356 or email mccarrellr@smcsc.edu to schedule a time. You may also continue to email or call for appointments if you do not want to schedule online, but the consent forms will need to be completed online.

Psychiatric services

Psychiatric Services are available on campus one Monday of the month from 10am - 3pm. You will need to schedule an initial appointment through counseling services (see above) to have medication prescribed. It is also required that each student see an on-campus counselor at least two times a semester (unless more sessions are clinically indicated) to received psychiatric services.
Controlled substances will not be available, so if you have been prescribed any controlled substances in the past you will need to continue to get those from the original prescribing doctor.

Free online screening

Spartanburg Methodist College Counseling Services welcomes you to participate in a 24-hour online screening for depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other mental health conditions. This free screening is made available to all our SMC community members and is taken anonymously. The screening is provided so that you may find out — in a few minutes — whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you. Take this opportunity to try it out!
Start the Screening

After Hours Emergency?
Call Campus Safety 864.587.4003 >

Questions? Contact:
Ronnie McCarrellDirector of Counseling Services
Willard, Office 144 | SMCX Wellness

Counseling HoursMon-Thu: 9am - 4pm
Fri: 9am - 12pm

COUNSELING SERVICES MISSION STATEMENTIn collaboration with the SMCX team, Counseling Services are available to all SMC students. Professional staff can assist students with their personal and interpersonal growth, with the goal of helping them become successful academically, socially, spiritually, and psychologically. While the college promotes a student-centered atmosphere in the Christian tradition, the Counseling Services staff respects the values of all clients.

All services are confidential and free of charge. Should additional help be needed, referrals may be made to medical professionals beyond the campus community.



Students who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis often need immediate help and intervention. Some examples of serious crises include suicidal or homicidal thoughts or impulses; sexual or physical assault; hearing voices or otherwise misperceiving reality; or overwhelming loss, such as a death in the family.

If you are afraid you will not be able to avoid hurting yourself or someone else, get help immediately. We reserve the right to contact law enforcement or EMS to transport the student for further evaluation.

During office hours, call Counseling Services at 864-587-4356, and make it clear you are in crisis.  Students will be seen as soon as possible.

After hours:
  • Call Campus Safety 864-587-4003
  • Go to the Spartanburg Regional Hospital Emergency Department
  • Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline


  • STEP ONE: Contact Counseling via phone at (864) 587-4356 or email to schedule an appointment.
  • STEP TWO: Download and sign the consent form and then return to Counseling via email.
  • STEP THREE: Once the consent form with signature is returned and your appointment is confirmed, you can go to https://doxy.me/smccounseling to begin counseling.
    • The website will not be monitored throughout the day. It will be checked at the time of scheduled appointments.
    • Use Chrome or Firefox web browser.
    • You will need to give your browser permission to access your microphone and camera for the call.
    • A check-in box will appear where you can enter you name. Please enter complete name, so we’ll know you arrived.

SMC Students have access to the Sharpen App for Mental Health. Sharpen collaborates with licensed mental health providers to provide students self-help information, techniques, and guidance in a safe environment.

To access the app: The Sharpen app offers students:
  • Information to learn about mental health disorders
  • Hear stories of others who have overcome these serious illnesses the voices and perspectives of students themselves
  • Provides access to resources in their area at the click of a button
Built through a trauma-informed framework, Sharpen provides documentary-style training and resources to help students better understand symptom and recommended treatments for mental health and substance use disorders – all accessible from your phone or computer.

Also available is “Mind Wise,” a mental health screening that can be accessed through the Sharpen app or by clicking the following link: https://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/smcsc. Once you complete the screening, if you have any mental health symptoms, and want to discuss, please contact Counseling at envision@smcsc.edu to schedule an appointment.



Immunization documentation must be signed or stamped by a physician or health care provider, or a copy of your immunization certification will be accepted. Immunization records must have the following information included:

  • Student’s legal Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Vaccine(s) Name and Date Vaccination(s) was given
  • Address of provider
  • Printed name and Signature of provider

Students will submit their completed Health form and required immunization documentation on their SMC applications portal. If you need additional information about Spartanburg Methodist College immunization policy, contact Health & Wellness Services at wellnessgroup@smcsc.edu

Visit Your Application Portal

Questions? Contact
Mindy Bliss
Dr. Mindy Bliss,
Assistant Dean &
Director of Wellness
Willard Hall, Suite 14

Where To Receive Immunizations:
  • Your private physician
  • Local Departments of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

Where To Locate Immunization Records:
  • Your private physician
  • Local medical centers
  • Local health departments
  • Local pharmacies

Required Immunizations:

SMC requires the following immunizations for student who participate in any in-person class, living in on-campus housing and/or participating in any in-person extracurricular activity. The Health from and supporting immunization documentation must be submitted PRIOR to students arriving on campus. Please take time to review the information about the required immunizations.

Highly Recommended Immunizations:

SMC also encourages students and families to review and consider the following immunizations that are highly recommended for students entering college.

Looking for More Information?

Email Dean of Students >
864.699.4632 | The X, Office 245
Burgess Student Center
Allen LollisDean of Students