DEDICATED TO YOUR HEALTH

For more than 45 years, Rural Health Services (RHS) has provided a wide array of primary and preventive healthcare services to the population of Aiken County and surrounding areas.

RHS is a private, non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). RHS offers culturally-competent, comprehensive primary, preventive, and supplemental healthcare services to all people, regardless of ability to pay, through its main facility in Aiken and satellite facilities in Clearwater and South Aiken.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Executive Team, providers, and staff, I would like to thank the Aiken County community for allowing Rural Health Services to be your Primary Care Medical Home during the past year.

Our mission to provide accessible, quality, comprehensive primary healthcare services in a dignified and culturally-competent manner would not be possible without the incredible support from our loyal patients and community partners.

I am incredibly proud to call this community our home and you, our family. I look forward to another fantastic year of compassion, quality, and caring.

BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

School-Based Health Services

340B Program

Agriculture Department

Congratulations, R. Carson Kight, DMD Director of Dentistry, for being recognized for her commitment to dentistry with two separate awards!

🏅"Top Dentists 2022" in General and Cosmetic Dentistry
🥇"America's Best Dentists 2022" by NCAB

We are so thankful to have you on board! Thank you for your dedication to our dental department. 🦷💜
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Do you need HOUSING HELP? 🏠 SC Stay Plus is now available for in-person enrollment at CCPC! Heather Love, @scstatehousing will be available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8AM-3PM.

What is offered?
💵 Up to 12 months of back rent
🏠 Up to 3 additional months of future rental assistance
💡 Utility assistance
🚛 Other expenses (moving, hotel, storage, deposits, etc.)

Do I qualify?
✅ I’m a renter.
✅ I’m at risk for housing instability.
✅ My income meets federal requirements (80% AMI or less).
✅ I have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19.

❗Can’t make it? Apply online: Bit.ly/SCStayPlus

📲For questions, call 803-336-3420.
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Help is close to home! Thank you, Aiken-Barnwell Suicide Prevention Coalition for hosting the 2022 Suicide Prevention Summit. Together we can make a difference in mental health for our community. 💙

Our CMO and Behavioral Health Department learned how to guide patients to positive mental health through holistic and traditional medicine. Thank you, Sarah Accord, Owner of Aiken Yoga, for sharing your holistic path toward physical and mental well-being. Jessica Barnes, Program Manager SCDMH Office of Suicide Prevention, shared state and local statistics on suicide rates and the significance of adopting 988 and the texting crisis line.

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health and needs grief support or counseling, please contact RHS (803-380-7000) to schedule your appointment with behavioral health. We can connect you with local resources that fit your needs.

To watch the entire summit: https://fb.watch/frd5JkuL_q/

KNOW YOUR RESOURCES:
💙Suicide and Crisis Line: Dial 988
💙SCDMH Mobile Crisis: 833-364-2274
💙Crisis Text Line: Text “Hope4SC” to 741741
💙Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ+): 866-488-7386
💙Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
💙United Way: 211
💙Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
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#HopeforSC #suicideprevention #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth

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RHS’s Agricultural Workers Program provided lunch to over 75 agricultural workers at Dixie Belle Peaches for Agricultural Workers' Health Day! Thank you, Jose Palma, Director of Field Operations, for allowing RHS to give back to your employees for their hard work and dedication to our community. Thank you, Elizabeth Avila and Ellen Erskine, from South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, for joining us. We are thankful for this opportunity and hope to continue this service year after year.

If you need any assistance scheduling an appointment, applying for a farm card, or have any other questions, please contact our Program Coordinator, Wendy Lopez at 803-618-9015.

#NHCW2022 #valuechcs #agriculturalworkers #healthcareforall #advocacymatters #thankafarmer
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Dr. Kenneth Jones, CMO sporting his purple scrubs during a visit with Dr. Kight, Director of Dentistry in our dental department. Purple is the official color of dentistry. 💜🪥🦷

Did you know your child's dental journey can start when they turn 1? Early detection can be pivotal to your child's dental health. Our expert dentists can give you information on baby bottle tooth decay, infant feeding practices, mouth cleaning, teething, pacifier habits, and more!

📲 803-380-7000 to set up your appointment.

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#dentalcare #dentalhygiene #childrensdentalhealth #aikensc #ValueCHCs #dentalhealthmatters #dentist #dentistry
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On behalf of Mrs. McClain, RHS CEO, staff members attended the State of our Community hosted by the Aiken Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. McClain virtually presented RHS’s vision and strategy for the future of healthcare in the community.

You can watch the full speech on Youtube: 2022 Vision and Strategy of Rural Health Services, Inc.

Thank you, to all the presenters, for showing the growth and innovation happening around us every day. Together, we are building a stronger Aiken community.

#aikenchamber #stateofourcommunity #togetherwecan #aikensc #strongsccities
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Rural Health Services Agricultural Workers Program provided lunch to over 250 workers at @titanfarms for Agricultural Workers' Health Day! 🍑 Thank you, Amancio Palma, Director of Field Operations, for allowing RHS to give back to your employees for their hard work and dedication to our community. Thank you, Leonardo Tanaka, from South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, for joining us.

Mr. Tanaka is responsible for improving access to preventive and primary care services for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and their Families (MSFW) in targeted areas in SC. We are thankful for this opportunity and hope to continue this service year after year.

If you need any assistance or know a farm that could benefit from our services, please reach out to our Program Coordinator, Wendy Lopez at 803-618-9015.

#NHCW2022 #valuechcs #agriculturalworkers #healthcareforall #advocacymatters #scphca22 #scphca

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RHS had a blast during #nhcw2022 ! We will continue to advocate and provide resources to the communities that need it most. 💚 #valuechcs ...

THANK YOU, Nothing Bundt Cakes of Aiken, for donating 175 bundlets to all staff members and the grand raffle prize. Your support means the world to us. Thank you for giving back to community health workers. 🎂💖 #nhcw2022 #nhcw22 #valuechcs #advocateforchange ...