Welcome to
Family Health
Centers, Inc.

Dedicated To
Patients and Their Families

Family Health Centers, Inc. (FHC) is dedicated to patients and their families. FHC features excellent physicians, nurses, and premier technology. We have ten locations with the main office in Orangeburg. Here you will find caring doctors and nurses who strive to give you the best possible health care, in a friendly, inviting atmosphere. We take the time to get to know you and truly listen. Nothing makes us happier than keeping you and your family healthy! Our goal is to improve the health of the people of the community and region.

Many of our patients have been with our practice since they were young. We love seeing our patients grow up through the years. Above all, we take pride in offering the best possible health care. At FHC you can count on receiving health care services in a friendly and open environment. We are here to listen and make sure you get the best care possible!

HC is a Federal Tort Claims Act deemed organization. For more information about FTCA click on the following link www.bphc.hrsa.gov/FTCA



To promote health and provide quality comprehensive health care to all with courtesy.

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To promote the health of our community by working in partnership with patients, providers and other organizations to improve access and eliminate disparities.


Core Values






Providing Quality Health Care for
Over 50 Years

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Our History

Family Health Centers, Inc. (FHC) is a federally funded community health center serving the medically underserved residents of Orangeburg, Bamberg, Calhoun, and Upper Dorchester counties in South Carolina. The health center was organized in order to provide high quality, comprehensive health care for the medically underserved. The organization has grown from one health center which is the main site on Magnolia Street, as well as comprehensive primary care sites in Bamberg, Neeses, Denmark, St. George, Vance, and St. Matthews, an optometry and dental fully equipped medical mobile units. Services offered include, Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Podiatry, Dental, Health Education, X-ray, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Migrant Farm Worker Program and Behavioral/Social Health. FHC is one of the largest rural health centers in South Carolina. FHC is also accredited by The Joint Commission, a prestigious quality accreditation that must be earned and maintained.


Established Orangeburg


Chartered as "Orangeburg County Council Consumer Health Council"


Holly Hill Site


Orangeburg & Springfield Sites


Dental Department


Pediatry Department


St. Matthews Site


Chartered changes to Family Health Centers, Inc.


Vance Site


OB/GYN Department


Accredited by The Joint Commissioned


Norfield Site


Denmark Site


Accredited by the American Diabetes Association


Holly Hill Site


Dental Mobile Unit




School-Based Health Care Telehealth/Telemedicine (Bamberg School District 2 Calhoun County School District)


Ryan White Program (HIV)


COVID-19 Testing | Diabetes Education | Hypertension Education


COVID-19 Vaccine | Rural Residency Program


Leon A. Brunson Sr. Training Center


Family Medical Mobile Units

The Economic Impact
Family Health Centers, Inc.

For more than 50 years, U.S. health centers have delivered comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of the ability to pay, becoming one of the largest safety net systems in the country.

Family Health Centers, Inc. (FHC) has been no exception. In 2015, Family Health Centers, Inc. provided care to many of the most underserved members of its community. In addition to providing quality care, Family Health Centers, Inc. generated positive economic impacts, including jobs, tax revenues and savings to the health care system.

Awards & Recognitions

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Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

In 1996, Family Health Centers, Inc., was accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), a prestigious healthcare accrediting agency. The Joint Commission verifies the health center is providing quality care and is compliant with nationally recognized standards and continuously makes efforts to improve the care and services it provides.


Diabetes Self-Management Education

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognizes Family Health Centers, Inc., as a Certified Diabetes Self Management Education Center.


Veterans Services

Family Health Centers, Inc., is a Designated Veterans Service Site.

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Primary Care Medical Home

In 2012, the Family Health Centers, Inc., became the first FQHC to be accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home in the state of South Carolina.

The Joint Commission

In 1996, Family Health Centers, Inc. (FHC) was accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), a prestigious healthcare accrediting agency. The Joint Commission verifies the health center is providing quality care and is compliant with nationally recognized standards and continuously makes efforts to improve the care and services it provides.

Since then, the FHC has continued to be in compliance with established standards through site audits and be re-accredited with this prestigious accreditation.

Phone: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) (800) 994-6610.


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The Million Hearts Program

Our Million Hearts Program is designed to identify those who may be at risk for stroke and/or heart disease. The goal of this program is to include preventive strategies into your treatment plan that will reduce your risk of having a stroke and/or heart disease.


Accountable Care Organization

Family Health Centers, Inc., also participates in a Medicare Shared Savings Program called Accountable Care Organization (ACO). An ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals, and/or other health care providers working together with Medicare to give you better, more coordinated service and health care.

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Healthy Outcomes Plan (HOP)

Healthy Outcomes Plan (HOP) Program is a state funded program and the Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator works in conjunction with the Regional Medical Center's HOP Coordinator to identify patients who are chronically ill and uninsured. Family Health Centers, Inc., schedules initial appointments for screenings and medical home assignments. HOP requires the patient to complete enroll- ment forms and the determination to be accepted into the program is handled by the Hospital HOP Coordinator. Eligible patients are reviewed every six months for continued participation in the program.


U.S. Health and Human Services
for Health IT Grant Program

Family Health Centers, Inc., recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Health IT to further advance healthcare reform goals, including much-needed up-skilling for healthcare workers and facilities in health IT related fields. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The mission of HHS is to enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.


Screening, Brief Intervention, SBIR
& Referral to Treatment

FHC provides Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to all our Medicare patients, SBIRT is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.


Dual Eligible

You may qualify for Medicaid benefits upon reaching age 65, we will assist you with applying for Medicaid. If you do qualify for Medicaid, you may not have to pay a co-payment/or pay a very small amount for health care.