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November 19, 2020

Mobile healthcare benefits CCSD students and their families

Over 300 students and families at Baptist Hill Middle High School and Jerry Zucker Middle School now have medical services right on their school campuses thanks to a partnership with Fetter Health Care Network and the Charleston County School District.

A fully equipped medical truck is stationed in the school parking lot, once a week, to offer students and their families a whole host of services. From well checks to immunizations, students and families in nearby communities can receive primary care.

According to Markita Johnson, the nurse at Zucker, the benefit is that students don’t have to miss a day of school to go to the doctor. Additionally, as required by law, students must be immunized and many parents in this particular school community don’t have transportation to get to those types of services. The mobile medical unit eliminates barriers such as transportation, Johnson explained.

Fetter works with families to have services paid through Medicaid or traditional insurance. The health center also provides a sliding fee discount program for those without insurance.

“This partnership is appreciated by the families because there is no service that the mobile medical unit can’t provide,” said Johnson. “The mobile health unit is also a big boost for me because the unit is steps away from my office and I can take a sick student to them for additional support.”

Zucker Principal Jacob Perlmutter explained that the school is a Capturing Kids’ Hearts School. As part of that, the philosophy is to “serve the whole child.”

“Through research in our own school we learned that few students had a primary care doctor,” said Perlmutter. “Most of our students were being seen in clinics or emergency rooms. That’s why it was imperative to me that we find a way to bring primary care to the entire community so that not just our students could be served, but their entire family as well.

Perlmutter added that this service eliminates the need for patients to travel to the doctor, thereby removing the major barrier most patients experience to receiving timely and proper care.

Heather Rocha is a Family Practice Physician Assistant with Fetter. She said it is important to bring healthcare to the community to fill the void in any areas with a lack of services.

Perlmutter explained that even well visits to the doctor can cause a student to be out of school for the entire day. Now with the Fetter medical unit, most basic health care services can be offered onsite.

More than 70 Zucker families utilize the service.

“We’re getting great feedback from the parents,” said Perlmutter. “The feedback has been uniformly positive and in fact, families are asking for additional services.”

Dentals appointments and sports physicals will be implemented as new services in the coming weeks.

“We’re getting the word out by building relationships with families in the area and of course the school is promoting the partnership,” said Rocha. “Everyone wins because the kids are healthy and learning and the whole family is taken care of. What’s really important, too, is that a student won’t miss anything important at school because their appointment will be based around their class schedule.”

“We have to meet each child’s basic needs before we can teach him or her,” said Perlmutter. “This is how we start.”

For more information about the Fetter Health Care Network, visit www.fetterhealthcare.org. For more information about the services offered at Zucker Middle School call Jacob Perlmutter at (843) 767-8383.


October 29, 2020

Fetter Health Care Network serves the Lowcountry through COVID-19 testing clinics in November

Charleston, SC – Fetter Health Care Network (Fetter) has announced it will continue serving the community through its COVID-19 testing clinics in Charleston and Berkeley Counties during the month of November. The latest updates to its mobile clinic schedule can be found at FetterCovid19Screening.org/testsites 

“As we near the holiday season and community members continue going about their everyday lives, our team’s top priority is to ensure that everyone has access to COVID-19 testing,” said Aretha R. Jones-Powers, CEO of Fetter. “We are encouraging patients to be cautious and to continue helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, wearing face coverings and remaining at home if they are experiencing symptoms.

Fetter’s testing clinics rotate to different locations throughout the week based on the schedule below. Individuals are simply asked to arrive at their preferred testing clinic location to receive an onsite provider screening and then a COVID-19 test.

Fetter Health Care Network mobile COVID-19 testing schedule

Date Time Location Address
11/5 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

(Berkeley Count)

510 St. James Ave.

Goose Creek, SC

11/10 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. N. Charleston Performing Arts Center

(Charleston County)

5001 Coliseum Dr. 

North Charleston, SC

11/12 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Alvin Community Center

(Berkeley County)

2191 Santee River Rd.

St. Stephen, SC

11/17 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. N. Charleston Performing Arts Center

(Charleston County)

5001 Coliseum Dr.

North Charleston, SC

11/19  3 p.m. – 6 p.m. C.E. Williams Middle School 3090 Sanders Rd.

Charleston, SC

11/24 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. N. Charleston Performing Arts Center

(Charleston County)

5001 Coliseum Dr.

North Charleston, SC

 

In an effort to streamline patient registration, all patient registration will take place as individuals arrive at the clinic. Fetter offers both walk-up and drive-up testing at its mobile clinics.

Individuals who have a known exposure to COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms can visit FetterCovid19Screening.org for more information. Individuals are asked to employ social distancing and wear a face covering while waiting for testing.

Currently, tests are given with no out-of-pocket cost to patients. All insurance providers in South Carolina are covering the cost of COVID-19 testing. Patient insurance information will be processed in order to complete testing. No co-pays or deductibles are being charged. All patients will be served.


Flu Shot Clinic

October 28, 2020

Family & Friends Flu Shot Clinic

Fetter Health Care Network is hosting a Family & Friends Flu Shot Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at our downtown Charleston location (51 Nassau St., Charleston, SC).

This will be a drive-thru clinic. Cost details include:

  • $20 No insurance
  • Accepting all Major insurance plans
  • Free vaccines administered for Uninsured, Under-Insured and Medicaid children (6 months – 18 years)

All patients are asked to bring their picture ID and insurance card (if available).


 

Fetter Health Care Network is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). This health center receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

 

51 Nassau Street Charleston, SC 29403 Phone 843-722-4112

© Copyright Fetter Health Care Network | 2020

51 Nassau Street Charleston, SC 29403 Phone 843-722-4112

Fetter Health Care Network is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). This health center receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

© Copyright Fetter Health Care Network | 2020