The Low Country Health Care System, Inc. was
established in 1977 as the Allendale County
Rural Health Program, Inc., a Federally
Qualified Health Center. This was in response to
a significant community need for quality and
cost effective primary care services for the
area’s population. In 1998, it transitioned into
the Low Country Health Care System, Inc. as it
started growing and providing primary health
care services to other communities. The initial
site was in Fairfax, SC and other sites were
added in 2001 and 2005. The organization has
grown to a total of four health delivery sites.
Two of these sites are in neighboring Barnwell
County; Barnwell Family Medicine and The Family
Medical Center of Blackville, and the other
site, Changes Clinic, is in Orangeburg County.
All four sites provide the full array of
comprehensive primary care services, although
the site in Orangeburg County, Changes Clinic,
services primarily a HIV/AIDS population.
The Low Country Health Care System has a
wonderful history of providing primary care
services to medically underserved communities.
Low Country Health Care System, Inc. is
a Health Center Program grantee under 42 I.S.C.
and a deemed Public Health Service employee
under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).