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

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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



IMMUNIZATIONS

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,
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

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.

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDaP): Last dose within the last 10 years. View CDC Info
  • Meningococcal ACWY: (Acceptable are versions Menactra & Menveo (MenACWY), MCV4, MPSV4) - Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of a person’s spinal cord and the fluid surrounding the brain.  Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Meningitis has 2 to 3 doses in vaccine series with the last dose give within the past five years of entering SMC. Typically, the first dose is given when an individual is 11–12-year-olds with meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4, Menactra, Menveo). A booster dose should be given at or after the age of 16 years old. For adolescents who receive the first dose at age 13 through 15 years, a one-time booster dose should be administered, preferably at age 16 through 18 years, before the peak in increased risk. Adolescents who receive their first dose of MCV4 at or after age 16 years do not need a booster dose. The Quadrivalent Vaccine (for Meningitis A,C,W,Y) is required for students at Spartanburg Methodist College who live in campus housing, administered at or after the age of 16. View CDC Info
  • Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR): 1 to 2 doses in vaccine series, given after 1st birthday for a student born after December 31, 1975. View CDC Info
  • Polio (IPV): series given in childhood with 4 doses is recommended for all students. View CDC Info
  • Hep B (Hep B/HBV): a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver.  The virus, which is called Hepatitis B virus, can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death.  Hepatitis B is a vaccine-preventable illness. strongly recommend Hepatitis B Vaccine for all students prior to college entry, especially those planning to enter health professions. The Hepatitis B vaccines consist of a series of three vaccines given at intervals of 0 – 1 – 6 months. View CDC Info
Highly Recommended Immunizations

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

  • COVID-19: a new strain of coronavirus that can cause an outbreak of respiratory illness. It has an incubation range from 2 to 14 days. COVID-19 is spread through droplets and virus particles released into the air when an infected person breathes, talks, laughs, sings, coughs, or sneezes. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Three vaccines are available for COVID-19 at this time. They are Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY) (mRNA) – 2 dose 21 days apart with a booster after 6 months for high-risk groups is FDA-authorized and marketed as COMIRNATY. Moderna (mRNA-1273) 2 doses 28 days apart and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (JNJ-78436735) 1 dose. View CDC Info
  • Hep A (Hep A/HAV): a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A can affect anyone.  In the United States, Hepatitis A can occur in situations ranging from isolated cases of disease to widespread epidemics.  Good personal hygiene and proper sanitation can help prevent Hepatitis A.  Students planning international travel and those with other risk factors should consider getting this vaccine. View CDC Info
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV): a vaccine that helps to protect against diseases such as cervical cancer and genital warts and is recommended for all college students through the age of 26. The vaccine is given in a series of three vaccines at intervals of 0 – 2 – 6 months. View CDC Info
  • Influenza (IIV/LAIV4): also known as the flu, is a contagious disease that is caused by the influenza virus.  A flu shot can be given to anyone who wants to avoid the flu.  Because the flu shot is made from inactivated viruses, the shot cannot give you the flu.  Flu vaccines are available beginning in early Fall. View CDC Info
  • Meningococcal B Vaccine: (Bexero or Trumenba (MENG B) and HIB meningitis) - the CDC recommends that incoming first-year students who will live in campus housing should have the meningococcal vaccine. View CDC Info
  • Varicella (VAR): also called the chicken pox vaccine is recommended to all college students who do not have evidence of immunity, such as a history of the disease or prior vaccination.  Individuals anticipating entering health professions and occupations with exposure to young children should have this vaccine or evidence of immunity to it. Two doses are recommended four weeks apart. View CDC Info
Where Can You Receive Immunizations?
  • Your private physician
  • Local medical centers
  • Local health departments
  • Local pharmacies
Where Can You Get Your Immunization Records From?
  • Your private physician
  • Local Departments of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)

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 envision@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 envision@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




CONTACT COUNSELING864.587.4356
envision@smcsc.edu

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 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.
  • 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 we’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 Counseling at envision@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.