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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on June 01, 2017

New toll-free information line makes it easy to connect with Tidelands Health

Connecting with the wide variety of resources available through Tidelands Health is easier than ever.

The health system has launched a new toll-free information line, called Better Health Connection, at 1-866-Tidelands (1-866-843-3526). Callers can get help finding a physician, learn about the health system’s care services or register for an upcoming class.

“Sometimes people looking for health information have questions or aren’t sure where to start,” said Amy Stevens, vice president of marketing and communications for Tidelands Health. “Better Health Connection helps break down those barriers by giving people a place to call for answers.”Woman speaking on phone

Better Health Connection features live operators available on a 24/7 basis. Although the operators cannot offer medical advice, they can refer callers to a Tidelands Health physician or provide information about the types of services offered through the health system.

Launch of the new Better Health Connection phone line is one of many ways Tidelands Health is making it easier for local residents and visitors to connect with the care they need.

For example, the health system is responding to the region’s population growth by expanding the number of Tidelands Health care locations. The goal is to provide high-quality care close to home.

This spring, Tidelands Health is planning to break ground on Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common, a $44 million, 65,000-square-foot medical facility in fast-growing Horry County. The new location will be home to a wide variety of services, including physician offices, physical therapy, imaging, pain management, laboratory and more.

In addition, Tidelands Health has announced plans to partner with HealthSouth Corp. for the construction of a new, 46-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Little River.

Plus, to help draw new primary care physicians to the area, the health system has partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to launch a new family medicine residency program in Horry County. The program will welcome its first class of eight residency students in July.


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.