About Us

Welcome to Family Health Centers, Inc.

Family Health Centers, Inc. is dedicated to patients and their families. FHC features excellent physicians, nurses, and premier technology. We have ten locations with the main office in Orangeburg. Here you will find caring doctors and nurses who strive to give you the best possible health care, in a friendly, inviting atmosphere. We take the time to get to know you and truly listen. Nothing makes us happier than keeping you and your family healthy! Our goal is to improve the health of the people of the community and region.

Many of our patients have been with our practice since they were young. We love seeing our patients grow up through the years. Above all, we take pride in offering the best possible health care. At Family Health Centers, Inc., you can count on receiving health care services in a friendly and open environment. We are here to listen and make sure you get the best care possible!

Family Health Centers, Inc. is a Federal Tort Claims Act deemed organization. For more information about FTCA click on the following link www.bphc.hrsa.gov/FTCA


To promote health and provide quality comprehensive health care to all with courtesy.


To promote the health of our community by working in partnership with patients, providers and other organizations to improve access and eliminate disparities.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence


In 1969, a group of citizens representing the Orangeburg community along with various organizations formed the Orangeburg County Consumer Health Council. Their principle objective was to determine the need for health care in rural Orangeburg County.

In 1970, the Orangeburg County Consumer Health Council received money from individuals in the community, a grant in the amount of $35,000 from the Department of Health Education and Welfare, and $3,000 from the Urban Coalition to assist in the coordination of the health center.

In 1972, the Orangeburg County Consumer Health Council received their initial grant to develop an outpatient care facility. The health council received their charter in 1972 and, in 1982, changed the name to Family Health Centers, Inc.

Family Health Centers, Inc. is a federally funded community health center serving the medically underserved residents of Orangeburg, Bamberg, Calhoun, and Upper Dorchester counties in South Carolina. The health center was organized in order to provide high quality, comprehensive health care for the medically underserved. The organization has grown from one health center which is the main site on Magnolia Street, as well as comprehensive primary care sites in Bamberg, Neeses, Denmark, St. George, Vance, and St. Matthews, an optometry and dental fully equipped medical mobile units. Services offered include, Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Podiatry, Dental, Health Education, X-ray, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Migrant Farm Worker Program and Behavioral/Social Health. Family Health Centers, Inc. is one of the largest rural health centers in South Carolina. Family Health Centers, Inc. is also accredited by The Joint Commission, a prestigious quality accreditation that must be earned and maintained.

The Economic Impact of Family Health Centers, Inc.

For more than 50 years, U.S. health centers have delivered comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of the ability to pay, becoming one of the largest safety net systems in the country.

Family Health Centers, Inc. has been no exception. In 2015, Family Health Centers, Inc. provided care to many of the most underserved members of its community. In addition to providing quality care, Family Health Centers, Inc. generated positive economic impacts, including jobs, tax revenues and savings to the health care system.

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