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The health and well-being of our faculty and staff is essential to our university. It impacts your professional success, quality of life and ability to support students in their academic success

Gamecocks LiveWell Preventive Services

Call 803-777-8283 to schedule your no-cost, one-on-one assessment and get a personalized plan for setting and achieving your wellness goals. Get support, guidance and encouragement in a judgement-free zone.

All sessions are free and can focus on:

  • Balanced Eating
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Physical Activity
  • Stress Management

We offer no-cost preventive screenings for faculty, staff, retirees, COBRA subscribers and covered spouses whose primary insurance coverage is the State Health Insurance Standard Plan or Savings Plan:

  • Blood Count
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Health Education
  • Lipid Profile
  • Metabolic Profile
  • Weight Measurement

University Health Services partners with Lexington Medical Center’s Women’s Imaging Mobile Mammography annually to offer the opportunity to provide a state-of-the-art Full Field Digital Mammography service.

LexMed’s Mobile Mammography Van is scheduled to be on Greene Street on May 18, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Who is eligible for Mobile Mammography?

  • Women age 40 or older who have no breast implants and no current breast symptoms should be screened annually.
  • Women age 30 – 40 with a mother or sister who was diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50.
  • Women under age 35 if they have a written order for a mammography screening from their referring physician.
  • Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer if it has been five years or more since their cancer diagnosis.


Ready to schedule?
Complete this scheduling form or call Emily Cato at (803) 777-3164.  You will then complete your preregistration form and submit to Emily Cato no later than Friday, May 6, 2022.

Questions?
Contact Emily Cato at ec23@mailbox.sc.edu or (803) 777-3164.

Gamecocks LiveWell Programs

The Gamecock LiveWell Lunch & Learn Series is an eight workshop series that is four weeks long and occurs each Monday and Wednesday from 12-12:30 p.m.  The series will cover a holistic approach to physical activity, nutrition, and stress management. This series is for faculty and staff members only.

Register Here 

Join as an individual or a group in up to three challenges per year. Challenge areas include fitness, general wellness, self-care and more!

Upcoming Challenge:
Check back for new challenges!

Join us online or in our demonstration kitchen for cooking classes! A Registered Dietitian or nutrition educator provides hands-on instruction to make healthy, balanced meals. Participants should wear close-toed shoes and tie back long hair. Please notify the instructor of any allergies when you register.

Check back for new dates!

Medical Services

Fill your prescriptions without leaving campus and get over-the-counter medicine for colds, pain relief, acid reflux, allergies and other common problems.

Faculty and staff can schedule a no-cost preventive worksite screening and additional tests for a fee.

Make an appointment for required vaccines before traveling, or bring in your serum to get your allergy shots without leaving campus.

See a registered dietitian for nutrition counseling or consultations about high blood pressure, high cholesterol, food allergies and other dietary concerns.

Mental Health Initiatives

Join us for a 20-25 minute guided meditation in-person in the C.A.L.M. Oasis or via livestream! Space is limited to 6 participants and masks are required.  

Mondays at noon
Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m.
Thursdays at 7:45 a.m.

Join us for a 40-45 minute Yoga flow in-person in the C.A.L.M. Oasis or via livestream!  Space is limited to 6 participants and masks are required.  Please bring a Yoga mat if you have one.

Mondays at 5:15 p.m.
Wednesdays at noon
Fridays at noon

This 3-part series will explore the science and benefits of mindfulness and meditation. You will learn techniques to create your own meditation practice and space. No meditation experience is necessary. Attendance at all 3 sessions is strongly encouraged.

Sessions are noon-1 p.m. on Microsoft Teams. Participants will receive an email with the link.

Upcoming Dates:
Series 1: February 7, 14, & 21
Series 2: March 7, 14, & 21

Register for Inner Path to Peace

Learn how to incorporate mindfulness practice into your daily life with this free, six-session workshop series for faculty and staff.  You can choose to attend one session or multiples within the series.

Register for the Mindful Workshop Series.

Treat your group to an hour of learning easy techniques for relaxing body and mind – indulge in learning basic techniques for guided imagery & visualization, deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation.

Schedule a presentation today!

This three-session workshop series aims to provide a different and more comprehensive way to think about trauma as the process of becoming flooded with overwhelming stress from a variety of causes. The modules focus on the effects of trauma, why it's hard to talk about, and how to cope with it or help others who have experienced it.

Upcoming Dates:
January 31, February 7 & 14
10 a.m. - noon
Register here.

March 20, April 5 & 12
5:30  -7:30 p.m.
Register here.

Interpersonal Violence

Call 803-777-8248 or drop in during our open hours. Students, faculty and staff can talk to a trained interpersonal violence advocate 24/7.

Students, faculty and staff can talk to a trained interpersonal violence advocate 24/7 by calling 803-777-8248.

PEBA

UofSC faculty, staff and retirees enrolled in the State Health Plan have access to free health management programs. These benefits help you to proactively monitor your health, make informed decisions that lead to healthier outcomes and address health issues early, before they become a health crisis.

This 1-hour presentation highlights all of the wellness benefits available to USC faculty/staff as a part of the State Health Plan and the Gamecocks LiveWell office. Learn about the benefits that you may not have been aware of and how to take advantage of many free resources.

Rally is a web and mobile platform offered at no cost to State Health Plan primary members (Standard and Savings Plan) age 16 and older. The platform gives you personalized recommendations to get you moving more, eating better and feeling happier. 

Wondr Health (formerly Naturally Slim) is a clinically-proven online program that teaches you how to lose weight and keep it off forever while still eating your favorite foods. State Health Plan members, including spouses and dependent children age 18 and older, are eligible to apply. 

University Wellness Benefits

Explore the membership options for faculty and staff at the STWC and Blatt PE Center.

Employees have access to counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 800-633-3353 or 704-529-1428. To access work-life services, log into mygroup.com using the username "USC" and password "guest", or download the MYgroup app.

For more personal development opportunities, learn more about  the courses provided by the Division of Human Resources.

Get Involved

Become a Wellness Ambassador
Our Wellness Ambassadors are a group of faculty and staff members who are committed to health and serve as champions of employee wellness. 


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