Training Sites

Greenville Memorial Medical Campus

Greenville Memorial Medical Campus is anchored by Greenville Memorial Hospital (GMH), a 710-bed regional referral center for the Upstate area. GMH is home to a 24-hour Level I trauma center, along with the Upstate’s only pediatric trauma center.

The campus also houses a number of other facilities and programs, including Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate, Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital and Prisma Health Cancer Institute, which provides patients access to numerous cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials.

Marshall I Pickens Hospital (Inpatient Psychiatry)

Marshall I. Pickens hospital is an acute psychiatric hospital for patients in crisis. There are dedicated units for adult patients (24 beds), geriatric patients (10 beds), and child and adolescent patients (6 beds). There is also an intensive management unit (9 beds). Patients are treated by an interdisciplinary team including physicians, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, mental health technicians, utilization review, and other disciplines as needed. Residents have the opportunity to lead this group in regular treatment team meetings. Patients benefit from pharmacological as well as individual and group therapeutic interventions. Patients also benefit from easy accessibility to medical consults from Greenville Memorial Hospital as needed. Patients are also able to receive ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) on campus if needed.

Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Psychiatry Services

Adult Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Services at Marshall I. Pickens Hospital are part of the comprehensive health, behavioral health and wellness services available at Prisma Health-Upstate. For adults who require intensive outpatient behavioral health services, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs provide a variety of therapeutic interventions related to major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that help individuals work toward their wellness.

Our providers are experienced in treating a range of behavioral health disorders. The following list is representative (but not exhaustive) of therapeutic interventions used:

  • Group, individual and family therapy/involvement
  • Interactive activities
  • Medication management
  • Individualized treatment plans and goals
  • Discharge planning, including coordination of care back to the referring provider

Partial Hospitalization:
Mon.-Fri. • 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Intensive Outpatient:
Mon., Wed., Fri. • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Outpatient Psychiatry

Residents have longitudinal outpatient medication management clinics at two sites, the Brownell Center located at Marshall I. Pickens Hospital, and the Patewood office.  Residents also participate in longitudinal psychotherapy starting in the PGY-2 year with supervision, located primarily at the Patewood office.  At these two sites, residents see a large variety of psychiatric illnesses managed at the ambulatory level and are able to engage in various models of outpatient care, including integrated and collaborative models. 

Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital

Patrick B. Harris Hospital serves as the state-run psychiatric hospital for the upstate of South Carolina. This hospital provides a valuable learning experience for residents, as they are able to treat patients who are diagnosed with chronic mental health diagnoses which often require longer hospitalizations ranging from months, to even years. Common diagnoses that the residents will encounter at this hospital are treatment resistant schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, neurocognitive disorders, substance induced psychosis, and many more. During the experience at Patrick B. Harris hospital, the resident will be involved in seeing a caseload of patients, participating, and eventually running treatment team, and working alongside their attending psychiatrist for various patient care endeavors.

Greater Greenville Mental Health consists of two different centers located in Greenville County; downtown Greenville and Simpsonville. Greenville County is the only county in the South Carolina Department of Mental Health system with two outpatient facilities. These centers provide cost affordable services to a diverse population of individuals that include adults, children, and adolescents. The mental health centers are dedicated to mental health wellness, awareness, education, and support. They have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding the community and the resources that are available, plus they have fantastic programs, such as Art of Recovery, for patient’s to be involved in during treatment.

The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.  The Greenville VA Outpatient Clinic was established and opened in 1985 as a satellite to the Dorn VA Medical Center located in Columbia, SC.  The Greenville VA Clinic currently has approximately 45,000 to 50,000 patient visits annually.  In addition to mental health services, there are several other core services at the VA including primary care, dental care, ophthalmology, and audiology.  At this clinic residents spend time learning to work with a very unique population.  Residents have the opportunity to diagnose and treat Veterans and their families with a variety of mental illnesses.  Common disorders seen at the VA are post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.  The VA clinic offers individual and group therapies, pharmacy services, and care coordination with other specialties.  The VA has also developed new health initiatives such as The Whole Health for Life Program which focuses on facilitating Veterans’ exploration of their mission, purpose, aspirations, and creating a personalized health plan.

Our residency training program has the amazing opportunity of being involved with treatment at Pavillon, a nationally recognized alcohol and drug addiction treatment center since 1996. This organization has both an inpatient facility nestled in the Western North Carolina foothills and an outpatient recovery program in Greenville, SC. This is a private, not-for-profit and CARF-accredited treatment center that offers residential treatment, facility crisis services, medical detox, and day treatment. The inpatient facility has 50 beds and accepts women and men adults (gender-specific units and programs) who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. They have a 6:1 patient to counselor ratio and provide an array of therapeutic services to adjunct medical and psychiatric treatment throughout recovery. Pavillon utilizes an innovative and proven multidisciplinary 12-Step treatment model while working in treatment teams to provide quality care to all patients. Residents learn unique treatment models and therapy methods, such as meditation/yoga, psychodrama, equine therapy, in addition to medical detox and psychiatric treatments of individuals with co-occurring conditions during their training with members from Pavillon. This is truly a one of a kind experience!