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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 five health delivery sites. Three of these sites are in neighboring Barnwell County; Barnwell Family Medicine and The Family Medical Center of Blackville, and Barnwell Pediatrics and the other site, Changes Clinic, is in Orangeburg County. All five sites provide the full array of comprehensive primary care services, although the site in Orangeburg County, Changes Clinic, services primarily a HIV/AIDS population.

Low Country Health Care / Barnwell Family Medicine / Family Medical Center of Blackville is currently offering FREE ASSISTANCE with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). You DO NOT have to be or become a patient of Low Country Health Care System to take advantage of this help.

To receive this assistance, call a Certified Application Counselor TODAY!

Allendale County Anna Washington (803) 632-2533 ext. 1150
Barnwell County Kelley Deitemeyer (803) 259-5762 ext. 220

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. 254b,
and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).