Experience Wellness


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We know both mental and physical health matter to experience true Wellness.
HEALTH SERVICES

Looking for Accessibility Resources? Please visit our SMCX Success page.




Nurse Practitioner

Our Nurse Practitioner is on campus in the Nurse's Office at Kingman Hall from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To set up an appointment, please email WellnessGroup@smcsc.edu with your name and a phone number where you can be reached. An SMCX Wellness staff member will call you to review open appointment times and schedule an appointment for you.

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Ineke' Tolbert864.587.4224
WellnessGroup@smcsc.edu



Immunization requirements for SMC students:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Mumps
  • Polio
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus

Go to your application portal to find the health history form.

Visit Your Application Portal

Questions? Contact
Mindy Bliss
Dr. Mindy Bliss,
Asst. Dean of Health & Wellness
864.587.4277
BlissM@smcsc.edu
The X, Office 232

DeAndre Howard
Dr. DeAndre Howard,
Dean of Community Wellness
864.699.4632
HowardD@smcsc.edu
The X, Office 245


COUNSELING SERVICES

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 lowejenkinsa@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:

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

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 LoweJenkinsA@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.


After Hours Emergency?Call Campus Security at 864.587.4003



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



Meet Your Counselor
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Alesia Lowe-Jenkins,
Director of Counseling Services
864.587.4356
lowejenkinsa@smcsc.edu
The X, Office 231

CRISIS SERVICES

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

CRISIS RESOURCES:


DIGITAL RESOURCES

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING:
  • STEP ONE: Contact Alesia via phone at (864) 587-4356 or email to schedule an appointment.
  • STEP TWO: Download and sign the consent form and then return to Alesia 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.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONLINE PORTAL:
    • 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 I’ll know you arrived.

SHARPEN APP FOR MENTAL HEALTH
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 Mrs. Alesia Lowe-Jenkins at lowejenkins@smcsc.edu to schedule an appointment.

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



COUNSELING SERVICES MISSION STATEMENT
In collaboration with the Student Development 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.