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May 29, 2020

Fetter Health Care Network Receives Emergency Grant from Direct Relief to Strengthen the Healthcare Safety Net covering Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton and Berkeley Counties

Fetter Health Care Network (FHCN) announced today an infusion of $50,000 in emergency grant funding from the medical aid organization Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers.

FHCN was among 518 federally qualified health centers to receive funding this week through Direct Relief’s $25 million COVID-19 Fund for Community Health, which recognizes the profound effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the finances, services, staff and patients of community health centers.

FHCN will use the funds to help support the cost of health care expansion for vulnerable populations, as well as the operational expenses for COVID-19 testing sites in Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton and Berkeley counties.

“Access to primary care is what keeps people healthy and out of the hospital, and the frontline work of Fetter Health Care Network and other nonprofit community health centers across the U.S. is more critical than ever with the onset of COVID-19,” said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe. “Direct Relief is doing everything possible to bolster the work and support the staffs at the safety-net health facilities on which so many patients and their families rely for excellent care and trust for advice in this public health emergency.”

Nearly 30 million (1 in 12) of the country’s most vulnerable residents — including 1 in 3 individuals living in poverty, 1 in 5 Medicaid beneficiaries, and 1 in 9 children — rely on federally qualified health centers like Fetter Health Care Network for their health care. That number is expected to rise as more people lose employer-sponsored insurance.

“We are grateful for this critical and immediate support as community health centers work hard to keep communities safe during an unprecedented pandemic,” said Tom Van Coverden, President & CEO of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). “We are also deeply appreciative of our longstanding partnership with Direct Relief in these uncertain times and their efforts to ensure that health centers confronting multiple challenges in underserved communities have the resources when and where they need them. We know that many donors and contributors have helped to make this fund possible, and we further extend our appreciation to all of them.”


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May 28, 2020

Fetter Health Care Network & Colleton County partner to open free COVID-19 testing site

Fetter Health Care Network (FHCN) and Colleton County have partnered to offer free mobile COVID-19 screening and testing June 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Black Street Early Childhood Development at 256 Smith Street in Walterboro, SC. Screening prior to arrival is highly encouraged for faster service.

Individuals who have known COVID-19 exposure or are experiencing cough, fever and shortness of breath can request a screening at FetterCovid19Screening.org or by calling 1-800-365-7410. Residents are asked to wear face coverings and practice safe social distancing while at the mobile testing site.

“Our Fetter team is proud to partner with Colleton County in caring for our community,” said Aretha R. Jones-Powers, CEO of Fetter Health Care Network. “As a community health center, it is a privilege to be on the front lines and we are grateful to our team of healthcare heroes for making it happen.”

Tests are given with no out-of-pocket cost to patients. Currently, all insurance providers in South Carolina are covering the full cost of COVID-19 testing. Patient insurance information will be processed during testing. No co-pays or deductibles are being charged. All patients will be served if qualified for the test.


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May 18, 2020

Fetter Health Care Network administers 2,493 COVID-19 tests in Berkeley and Charleston Counties as of May 17, 2020

Fetter Health Care Network (FHCN), a Federally Qualified Health Center in partnership with Berkeley and Charleston County Municipalities and Government, operates a free mobile COVID-19 Respiratory Collection Test Site in both counties. Same-day testing is available; however, individuals are highly encouraged to get screened before arriving for quicker service by visiting FetterCovid19screening.org or calling 1-800-365-7410.

Between Monday, May 4, 2020 and Sunday, May 17, 2020, FHCN reported that it administered 2,493 tests throughout Berkeley and Charleston Counties. The FQHC administered a total of 472 tests in Berkeley County with 33 confirmed positives. 2,021 tests were administered in Charleston County with three confirmed positives. 857 tests out of the 2,493 are still waiting on results.

“Our team has been on the frontlines of helping the community throughout this pandemic for several weeks now,” said Aretha R. Jones-Powers, CEO of Fetter Health Care Network. “We first initiated a testing site in Berkeley County have now expanded into Charleston and Dorchester Counties, we have had the opportunity to serve 2,493 patients, identifying 36 positive cases overall.”

The mobile testing sites have rotated throughout various communities within Berkeley and Charleston County and began serving Dorchester County on Monday, May 18, serving a new location each day. Operating hours and locations vary. A full schedule for all mobile sites can be found at FetterCovid19Screening.org. Individuals are asked to employ social distancing while waiting for testing and are requested to wear face coverings.

Individuals who have a known exposure to COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms can request a screening at FetterCovid19Screening.org or by calling 1-800-365-7410 to connect with a Fetter provider who will determine the need for testing. Tests will be given by appointments only and require a special, unique code. Although same-day testing will be available, individuals are highly encouraged to get screened before arriving for quicker service.

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 if qualified for the test.


 

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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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