Health & Wellness

Links and Contacts

Artist Hotline
If you are experiencing stiffness, physical pain, or have sustained a physical injury, you are strongly encouraged to call this hotline at the USC Engemann Student Health Center, which has been established especially for musicians and other performing artists at USC. You will be given priority for scheduling an appointment with a medical provider. Access to the hotline is covered by your USC Health Center Fee.
(213) 821-6950

Musculoskeletal Clinic
This clinic, offered in partnership with the USC Engemann Student Health Center, is available exclusively for Thornton students. If you experience pain or physical discomfort that has an impact on your work as a musician, you can call the Artist Hotline at 213-821-6950 to schedule an appointment. The service requires a $20 co-pay per visit.
(213) 821-6950

USC Engemann Student Health Center
Primary health care, general wellness resources, and referrals to appropriate specialists. Covered by USC student health insurance.
(213) 740-WELL

USC Engemann Student Counseling Center
Confidential emotional health services. Support for issues such as performance anxiety, identity development, self-image, stress management, challenges in relationships. Covered by USC student health insurance.
(213) 740-7711

USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice
Support for developing healthy lifestyle habits that promote wellness and life satisfaction. Private consultations covered by USC student health insurance.
(323) 442-3340

USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity
Innovative programs and services to support a wide range of learning styles and differences. Academic coaches, learning style assessments, and assistive technologies are available to USC students free of charge.
(213) 740-7884

USC Department of Physical Education
Courses in weight training, stress management, yoga and other course options to help develop physical strength, endurance, and flexibility.
Steve Vankanegan, Master Lecturer & Director of USC Physical Education Program
(213) 740-2242

Earphones, headsets and high-definition earplugs to help promote hearing health.

Mindful USC
University-wide initiative offering classes and research that promote mindfulness – being fully present in our lives and in our work. Mindfulness practices help us to be aware of ourselves in ways that reduce stress, increase happiness, and nurture attentiveness, creativity, and innovation.
Healthy approaches to practicing and performing. Guidance on performance injury prevention. Companion site to Gerald Klickstein’s book, “The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance and Wellness.”

The Bulletproof Musician
Website devoted to helping musicians overcome stage fright, performance anxiety, and other blocks to peak performance.

Andover Educators
Using a technique called “Body Mapping,” Andover Educators train musicians on how to effectively support and enhance movement in practice and performance with the goal of increasing ease and preventing injury.