At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville visitor information.

For the latest updates about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

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Support services

Support services

Transportation

When your child is accepted for treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville, you will receive a listing of our affiliated Shrine temples (chapters) that provide transportation to the hospital. Each Shrine temple has a special unit of transporters, called Road Runners, who have driven millions of miles bringing children to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville. 

For each trip, they pick up a local child and their family, drive them to the hospital for treatment and then return with them back home. The transportation is free-of-cost to the child’s family, but the Road Runners say they are paid with smiles from the child.

In 2015, the Greenville Shriners Hospital Roadrunners drove a total of 1,218,540 miles making more than 2,740 trips!

Sunshine Shop

The auxiliary stocks and staffs the only gift shop, the Sunshine Shop, inside the hospital. All monies made from the sale of store items goes towards a scholarship fund for patients and former patients wishing to further their education.

Recreation areas

The recreation areas are located on the hospital’s first and second floors and include the recreational child life department, as well as the family gathering area just outside. These areas are equipped with toys, board games, video games and puzzles for a variety of ages and developmental stages.

Internet access/computer use

WIFI access is available using our PFA network. Your nurse or any hospital staff member can help you if you have trouble finding the network or logging in.

Interpreter services

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville offers interpretive services for you and your child. It is vital to ensure that you have accurate information about your child’s care. Please contact care management at 864-255-7846 to request interpreter services prior to your appointment.

Pet therapy

Thanks to wonderful pet therapy volunteers with Upstate Therapy Dogs and Paws 2 Care, patients at the Greenville Shriners Hospital get to enjoy the friendly, loving interaction from dogs of all sizes.

Twice each week, dogs make their way through the hospital from room to room and they visit every patient who wants to receive some cuddly love.

Pet therapy has proven to be beneficial to our patients by lowering anxiety, helping to provide a nonstressful environment and reducing boredom. The dogs also serve as a distraction for our patients from any stress they may be enduring. The happiness and joy these dogs bring to our patients and families is priceless.

Security

The security team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville provides on-site service 24 hours a day. The security staff will escort you to the parking garage upon request. If you have safety concerns or would like a security escort, please call the security guard at ext. 0 or visit the main desk in the hospital lobby.