USC Student Counseling Services through GHS Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Students on the Greenville Health System campuses who are enrolled in the USC School of Medicine and Nurse Anesthetist Programs and USC or MUSC College of Pharmacy may receive EAP services.
Employee and student service programs are designed as a resource to address personal concerns that impact or may impact productivity, health and well being. These services focus on healthy lifestyle choices, resolving emotional difficulties, improving interpersonal skills, reinforcing self-care habits and addressing obstacles to success. It is recognized that preparing for a career of service is challenging, and everyone could benefit from these services at some point in time.
Confidential assistance is available to students on an individual basis, along with their partner and dependents. Services offered through EAP cover many types of counseling and referrals. Confidentiality is mandated by federal and state laws and regulations. EAP counselors strive to protect the rights and privacy of all clients and abide by ethical guidelines. No information is released without written permission unless there is a threat or harm to self or others or release is mandated by law. Counselors are licensed professionals who do not participate as instructors in medical education activities.
The EAP offices are located at 1020 Grove Road and the Patewood Center, located at 255 Enterprise Blvd., for convenient access and privacy. Appointments are available weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. by calling (864) 455-2360 or 1-800-868-6869.
Eligible students receive counseling services provided directly by the EAP staff at no charge, generally between six and 12 sessions per academic year based on the agreement made by their academic department. Students whose problem or situation requires more sessions or whose care needs are outside the expertise of the EAP staff may incur additional charges and/or referral to additional services.