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April 17, 2020

Fetter Health Care Network conducts COVID-19 Respiratory Collection Testing Site in Berkeley County

Fetter Health Care Network (FHCN), a Federally Qualified Health Center, in partnership with Berkeley County Municipalities and Berkeley County Government, has opened a COVID-19 Respiratory Collection Test Site in Berkeley County.

The site opened at Berkeley Recreational Complex on Monday, April 6, located at 418 East Main Street in Moncks Corner, SC. The site offers testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and consists of three drive-thru lanes. FHCN has the capacity to collect 300 specimens per day.

Individuals experiencing cough, fever and shortness of breath can request a screening at FetterCovid19Screening.org or by calling 1-800-365-7410. Patients will be connected with a Fetter provider who will determine the need for testing. Tests are given by appointments only and require a special, unique code.

“Opening this test site was an easy decision because it is the right thing to do for our communities,” said Mrs. Aretha R. Jones-Powers, CEO of FHCN. “Our partners in Berkeley County have made this endeavor as smooth as possible and provided all of the needed resources. We are also thankful to the many local businesses that have agreed to provide lunch for the clinical team dedicated to this effort.”

Currently, all insurance providers in South Carolina are covering the cost of COVID-19 testing. Patient insurance information is captured in order to process the test. No co-pays or deductibles are being charged. All patients are served regardless of their ability to pay.


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March 24, 2020

Fetter Health Care Network continues to provide access to affordable health care, despite COVID-19

Fetter Health Care Network is a Federally Qualified Health Center, a community-based health care provider that receives funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program to provide access to primary care, pediatrics, OB-GYN, dental and behavioral health  services in underserved areas. Fetter’s team of doctors, nurses, laboratory specialists, counselors, pharmacists and more are expertly trained and ready to serve patients in the midst of this crisis.

Important note: Every person who comes into a Fetter health center is screened for COVID-19 risk factors as an extra precaution and, if needed, set up for a virtual triage appointment with MUSC or Roper’s COVID-19 testing system. The safety of patients, staff and the surrounding community is Fetter’s top priority.

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, Fetter providers are seeing many cancellations as patients opt to stay home. “Your health is the most important thing,” says Fetter CEO Aretha Jones. “This is especially important for at-risk patients like those with cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more.”

Ms. Jones adds, “Another thing we’re seeing is patients canceling appointments when they’re in need of a medication refill. This can be detrimental to the health of patients with serious medical conditions, so we are exploring every option to ensure we can continue to provide health care services for the patients in our communities.” Before canceling an appointment, patients should call their primary care providers to ensure that they are following proper procedures to remain in good health.

“As of last week, Fetter is now offering telehealth medical visits to our existing patients as an option for those who, out of concern for their health, are not able to come into the office to be seen. Each of our three pharmacies are remaining open and we will continue to have medical staff onsite at each Fetter location to ensure those who come in are able to receive proper medical treatment,” says Jones.

Fetter Health Care Network is also continuing to offer its behavioral health services, which can help tremendously in this time of crisis. As people throughout the world, nation and Lowcountry are trying their best to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), most are practicing social distancing and many are staying home altogether. As a result of social isolation, many people experience higher levels of anxiety and those patients with behavioral health conditions may be more likely to notice an increase in their symptoms.

“We want our community members to know that our behavioral health care providers are here for them in this troubling time,” says CEO Aretha Jones. “While our nation’s main concern right now is the Coronavirus, we also prioritize the mental health of our patients and community members throughout the Lowcountry. Our team is here and available to offer holistic care for all in need.” Those who are experiencing stress and anxiety are encouraged to seek professional help. 

Fetter is asking patients who are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms to remain at home and call (843) 722-4112 to receive further information on screening and testing. To schedule a behavioral health or medical appointment that is unrelated to COVID-19, patients can contact Fetter via the MyFetterHome patient portal, through FetterHealthCare.org.


December 9, 2019

Fetter Launches Partnership with Lowcountry Street Grocery Project

This summer, Fetter Health Care Network launched a partnership with Lowcountry Street Grocery (LSG) to provide on-site nutrition education classes at its Charleston Family Health Center in downtown Charleston. LSG is a local company that provides mobile farmers markets around the Charleston area that are sourced with produce, meats, cheeses and other healthy options from local farmers. LSG offers these healthy options on a sliding scale to Fetter patients and those in the community who shop the market that is set up at Fetter’s Charleston Family Health Center every Wednesday.

In addition to the farmers market, Fetter’s registered dietician has also partnered with LSG to host a 6-week educational course that covers topics such as nutrition, physical activity, healthy recipes and how to make smart choices when grocery shopping. Each participant in Fetter’s course receives a weekly $20 voucher that they can use toward produce from the farmers market that same day.

In an effort to make the produce affordable to the community, LSG also accepts EBT payments and patients receive $10 in free produce for every $5 they spend with their EBT card.

In an effort to evaluate and achieve optimal outcomes in the initial 6-week course, Fetter recruited 15 patients who had a diagnosis of obesity (BMI > 30), diabetes and hypertension. Each patient was evaluated by their primary care provider at the beginning of the course to get a baseline BMI, hemoglobin A1c, cholesterol panel and blood pressure. These metrics will also be monitored in 90 days, after the course is completed.

Many patients have already noticed results from participating in the group sessions and Fetter is currently in the second round of the 6-week course. One patient shared: “I love the social interaction and accountability from the group each week. By the end of the program, I had lost 10 lbs and was able to reduce the dose of my blood pressure medication! I plan to keep coming to the market every week because the vegetables are so fresh and I love that they make it affordable for us.”


 

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 | 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