Tidelands Community Care Network
As a not-for-profit health system, we believe quality, compassionate medical care should be available to all people regardless of age, race or economic status. But some of our neighbors in Georgetown, Horry and surrounding counties face barriers to health care. So, in partnership with Access Health SC and The Duke Endowment, we created Tidelands Community Care Network to help uninsured adults ages 19 to 64 access timely medical care.
Pathways to Care
Your financial gifts help Tidelands Community Care Network give more of your neighbors access to health care. To donate, direct your donation to "Tidelands Community Care Network" on our safe and secure online donation form.
Tidelands Community Care Network is a regional collaborative comprised of faith communities, human service providers, health educators, state agencies and primary care and specialty care providers. The network has improved the lives of hundreds of local residents by connecting them to resources such as:
- Behavioral health services
- Food and housing
- Health education
- Low-cost or free medication
- Public benefits
- Specialty care at Tidelands Health
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
How TCCN Benefits Your Neighborhood
Thanks to Tidelands Community Care Network, more adults in the Tidelands region are receiving timely preventive, diagnostic and procedural care than ever before. Because they receive medical attention early, treatment is more effective and less expensive. That means health care costs in our area remain as low as possible. And when your neighbors stay well, they contribute to our community by working and caring for their families.
For improving uninsured adults’ access to health care, Tidelands Community Care Network was honored as a national Program of Promise in the 2013 Hospital Charitable Service Awards. You won’t find efforts as extensive as ours in many other regions of the country. Only five programs in the nation earned the Program of Promise designation in 2013.
Assistance You Can See
Total people served: 3,052
Access to primary care provider: 618
Referrals to specialty care: 1,333
Mental health appointments: 1,021
No or low cost prescriptions filled: 93,207
Many regional groups, agencies and individuals participate in Tidelands Community Care Network. Our partners include:
- The Bunnelle Foundation
- Diabetes Core Group
- Family Justice Center
- Friendship Place
- Georgetown County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
- Black River United Way
- Georgetown Housing Authority
- Habitat for Humanity
- Healthy Learners
- Helping Hands
- Horry County Health Departments
- Horry-Georgetown Technical College Dental Clinic
- Neighbor to Neighbor
- Primary care physicians and medical specialists
- Regional Council of Governments
- Salvation Army
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
- South Carolina Department of Social Services
- Smith Medical Clinic
- St. James-Santee Federally Qualified Health Centers in Georgetown, Sampit and Choppee
- Waccamaw Community Foundation
- Waccamaw Center for Mental Health
Support Your Neighbors
Becoming part of Tidelands Community Care Network helps your group, organization or faith community improve lives. To join our network or to refer a local resident who needs assistance accessing medical care, call 843-520-8570.
Find out how Tidelands Community Care Network has recently supported our neighbors.