Partnerships Lead to New Primary Care Facility in Union County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Oct. 4, 2019
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new health care facility set to open early next year in Union County will provide residents with more access to primary medical care services. Through a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, ReGenesis Health Care is opening a clinic in Union, located in office space formerly occupied by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
The $1.3-million grant was recently awarded to Union County, which has sought to bring additional medical care services to the area for several years. The ReGenesis Health Care facility is planned to open in January 2020 as a Federally Qualified Health Center and will provide reduced-cost primary care services, including family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, teen health, dental care, and behavioral health, as well as a pharmacy.
“This is great news for Union County,” said Union County Supervisor Frank Hart. “This is a great partnership between Union County, DHEC, ReGenesis Health Care, and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. We’ve been working to bring this project to fruition for the past four years.”
The clinic will be located at 115 Thomas Street in Union, in the DHEC public health building. DHEC was able to consolidate its footprint within the building, providing a space for the ReGenesis facility that will require minimal renovations.
“DHEC is excited to partner with Re Genesis and Union County to expand and enhance primary care access for the residents of Union County,” said Kandi Fredere, DHEC’s Upstate Region Health Director. “As community partners become more engaged in the process of identifying access issues, we can truly transform the landscape of health care services across our communities. This collaboration is a prime example of the efforts we are working on through our State Health Improvement Plan.”
DHEC’s State Health Improvement Plan is a comprehensive initiative to improve the state’s overall health and address South Carolina's greatest health challenges, including providing medical resources to underserved areas of the state.
ReGenesis currently operates facilities in Spartanburg, Woodruff and Gaffney. Its Union County clinic will accept all insurances, including Medicaid and Medicare, and payment plans will be accepted.
“We could not have achieved our goal of securing funding to provide services without letters of support from Union County Government and DHEC’s Upstate Public Health Region,” said Marlon Hunter, President and CEO of ReGenesis Health Care. “Additional special thanks to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham; U.S. Sen. Tim Scott; U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman; U.S. Rep. William R. Timmons, IV; S.C. Sen. Harvey Peeler; the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association; Healing Springs Health Center; Primary Care of Union; Upstate Workforce Board; Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System – Union Medical Center; New Horizon Family Health Services; and other community partners.”