The Health Services of Converse College is committed to providing quality health care for our students. Medical services are available to all traditional undergraduate boarding and day students. The nurse practitioner is able to provide a wide variety of services, including:
- Providing wellness services such as yearly physicals;
- Prescribing medications;
- Treating acute conditions such as bronchitis, sinus infections, flu, injuries, and abdominal pain;
- Ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests such as x-rays, blood work, and EKG’s;
Health services are provided through a partnership program with Spartanburg Regional Hospital. It is staffed by a licensed nurse practitioner with medical oversight provided by a Spartanburg Regional Hospital physician. Appointments are strongly suggested and may be made by calling the Wellness Center at 864.591.9258.
The cost of the basic medical visit is covered through the student health fee. If the nurse practitioner orders lab work or other diagnostic tests, the student will be responsible for the cost of these tests, and will be notified of the costs prior to performing the tests. Students may pay for these costs at the time of their visit, or may have them billed to their student account. Students are also responsible for the cost of any medication that are prescribed and for any off-campus providers who they may be referred.