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The South Carolina Primary Health Care Association represents and supports the state's 23 community health centers (CHCs), which are providers of choice within in their communities. CHCs also serve a vital role as safety net providers for medically underserved and uninsured populations. These private, non-profit organizations provide an array of health care services, including but not limited to: primary medical care for all ages, dental, mental health, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, pharmacy, and more.
The Impact of CHCs in 2017:
Thanks to your generosity, CHCs have received millions in annual appropriations over the last six years from the General Assembly. This money allowed CHCs to serve more communities by adding sites, personnel, and infrastructure to expand services for our patients.On behalf of our membership, the Association requests $8M in operational fundingto continue this progress; provide more access to health care; and save our state valuable money.
In addition, there are several policy issues that may come before the General Assembly which we will closely follow for their impact on CHCs, such as:
We happily offer our Association as a resource on these and other health care issues.
The SCPHCA and our membership would like to thank you for your support. We strive to ensure all of South Carolina has access to quality and affordable health care. CHCs save lives and money. Any investment in CHCs is a sound contribution to our state's physical and economic health.
*Figure includes prescriptions dispensed through pharmacies as well as provided through patient assistance programs.