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September 29, 2021

Recommended Wellness Visit Schedule for Children

From the time your child is born, their health and safety are your highest priorities. Making sure that they receive the necessary medical care at the proper times is important, but it can be hard to keep track of what is needed and when. 

For this reason, many doctors recommend following a set wellness schedule for children to ensure that the child is reaching age-appropriate milestones, receiving necessary vaccinations and benefitting from proper medical support along the way.

At Fetter Health Care Network, we offer a variety of pediatric services, including general well-child visits. To find out more about our recommended wellness visit schedule for children, read on.

What Is a Well-Child Visit?

A child wellness visit refers to a complete physical for a growing child. Well-child visits consist of a number of things, depending on the child’s age. 

Your pediatrician will perform a complete physical examination to make sure that the child is at an appropriate height and weight for their age. They will look for apparent signs of illness or malformation. Your child’s eyesight and hearing may be checked to make sure that there are no concerns. 

At a well-child visit, the doctor will make sure that the child is adequately verbal for their age and that they do not show any signs of trauma or mental health concerns. The doctor may ask the child to perform basic acts, such as touching their toes or walking in a straight line. This helps to determine whether the child is meeting certain milestones for their age.

An important part of wellness visits is immunizations. Your pediatrician will administer any vaccinations or boosters that your child is due for at the time of their visit.

When Should My Child Have Wellness Visits?

As your child grows, it is important to get them the medical care they need at the proper times. Adhering to a wellness schedule will ensure that your child is in good general health, reaching age-appropriate milestones, and receiving all of their necessary immunizations. 

It can be confusing to try to keep track of when your child should have a wellness visit. To make things simpler, here is the recommended schedule for well-child visits that you can follow:

  • 2 weeks to 5 days after birth
  • 1 month old
  • 2 months old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 18 months old
  • 24 months old
  • 36 months old
  • 3 years old
  • 4 years old

After the age of 3, it is recommended that your child receive a general wellness visit once yearly to check their growth, behavioral development, and overall health.

Pediatric Services at Fetter Health Care Network

At Fetter Health Care Network, we offer a variety of pediatric services. Our team is committed to making sure that your child is in good health through their most formative years. 

In addition to well-child visits, we provide preventive care, autism and ADHD screenings, asthma screenings, and sports physicals. To schedule a well-child visit or one of our other pediatric services, contact us today.


September 24, 2021

How Does a Sliding Fee Scale Work?

When you or a loved one is ill, your biggest concern should be recovery. Unfortunately, the biggest concern for many people is how they are going to pay for their medical care. 

With so many people struggling financially, community health centers try to provide feasible payment options for patients. At Fetter Health Care Network, one option is a sliding fee scale.

What Is a Sliding Fee Scale?

A sliding fee scale refers to adjustable pricing for products or services. With this type of model, prices can change depending on an individual’s ability to pay. 

When a medical facility offers a sliding fee scale, they allow patients to pay whatever they can afford for services. This gives patients with low incomes the ability to pay very little for necessary medical services. It also allows uninsured patients to seek the medical care they need without fear of the expense involved.

Sliding scale fee systems are very common at community health centers. They are typically offered at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) around the country. 

Patients are typically required to fill out an application before they are able to use sliding scale fees. The application process requires proof of income and household size.

What Are the Benefits of a Sliding Fee Scale?

In terms of medical care facilities, sliding fee scales are beneficial in numerous ways to the patients and their providers. Below are just a few of the ways that sliding scale fee systems benefit the health care system and community.

Patients Are More Likely to Seek Medical Care

One of the biggest reasons that people avoid necessary medical care is the cost. With sliding fee scales, patients don’t have to worry about whether they can pay their medical bills or not. Patients without health insurance don’t have to avoid the doctor because they cannot afford a bill.

Clinics Can Help More Patients

When medical care is affordable, more people will seek it out. With sliding fee scale options, more patients visit their local health centers for treatment. This gives providers the ability to help people resolve their medical needs in a prompt manner, avoiding larger issues for the patient and the local community.

The Community Becomes Healthier Overall

A community is only as healthy as the people within it. When people are not getting the proper medical care because they cannot afford it, the community suffers as a whole. Sliding fee scales help more people to receive necessary medical care, which leads to healthier communities overall.

Affordable Payment Options at Fetter Health Care Network

Along with countless other FQHCs around the country, Fetter offers sliding fee scale pricing. If you are in need of sliding scale options, please fill out an application or contact a Fetter location near you. Our case management staff members are here to personally meet with you and find the best solution for you to receive the excellent care you need. 

 


September 7, 2021

Fetter Health Care Network to host mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinics throughout Lowcountry

Fetter Health Care Network (Fetter), a Federally Qualified Health Center, will be operating community COVID-19 test and vaccination clinics throughout the month of September. The mobile team will rotate throughout various locations in Charleston and Dorchester counties.  Mobile sites will be accessible for those who may walk or drive-up.

Mobile Testing and Vaccination Calendar

Date Site Type Location
Tues, Sept. 7

1 – 5 p.m.

Testing Mt Moriah Missionary Baptist

7396 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, SC

RESCHEDULED FOR: Thurs, Sep. 16

1 – 4 p.m.

Testing Gahagan Park

184 W. Boundary St., Summerville, SC

Thurs, Sept. 9

3 – 6 p.m.

Vaccine:

Pfizer – Dose 2

Morningside Middle School

999 Singley Ln. Charleston, SC

Fri, Sept. 10

2 – 6 p.m.

Vaccine:

Pfizer – Dose 2

Elijah Wright Family Health Center,

1681 Old Highway 6, Cross, SC

Fri, Sept. 10

2 – 6 p.m.

Vaccine:

Moderna – Dose 1

Johnson & Johnson – Single Dose

Taco Boy

217 Huger St., Charleston, SC

Sat, Sept. 11

5 – 8 p.m.

Vaccine:

Pfizer – Dose 1

Johnson & Johnson – Single Dose

Mt. Pleasant Pier

71 Harry M. Hallman, Jr Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

Sun, Sept. 12

2 – 5 p.m.

Vaccine:

Pfizer – Dose 2

Park Circle Creamery

1069 East Montague Ave., N. Charleston, SC

Sat, Sept. 18

12 – 3 p.m.

 

Vaccine:

Pfizer – Dose 1

Johnson & Johnson – Single Dose

Felix Pinckney Community Center

4790 Hassell Ave., N. Charleston, SC

Fri, Sept. 24

9 – 11 a.m.

Vaccine:

Moderna – Dose 2

Charleston Family Health Center

51 Nassau St, Charleston, SC

Sat, Sept. 25

2 – 6 p.m.

 

Vaccine:

Moderna – Dose 1

Johnson & Johnson – Single Dose

Taco Boy

217 Huger St., Charleston, SC

Individuals are asked to wear face coverings and practice safe social distancing while at the mobile sites.

“Our Fetter team is honored to continue supporting our community during this pandemic,” said Aretha R. Powers, CEO of Fetter Health Care Network. “As a community health center, it is our top priority to ensure that every citizen is offered the option to receive COVID-19 testing and vaccines. It is a privilege to continue serving on the front lines and we are grateful to our team of health care heroes for their dedication to this work.”

In addition to the upcoming clinics, Fetter will be administering vaccine boosters, after September 20.  Visit FetterCovid19Screening.org/vaccine-clinic or follow Fetter’s social media channels for details on these clinics. For more information on Fetter’s health care services and locations, visit FetterHealthCare.org. 

 


 

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.

 

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© Copyright Fetter Health Care Network | 2022

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 | 2022