St. James-Santee Family Health Center, Inc."Helping Today...Changing Tomorrow"
"Meeting Your Need For
Primary Health Care"


Main Site:
St. James-Santee Family Health Center, Inc.
1189 Tibwin Road McClellanville, SC 29458
Telephone: (843) 887-3274
Fax: (843) 887-3929

North Santee-Sampit Site

2482 Powell Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843)527-7533
Choppee Site

8189 Choppee Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843)545-8723
Fraser Street Site

422 North Fraser Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843)436-1333
Welcome to St. James-Santee Family Health Center, Inc.

We are a Federal Qualified Health Center (FQHC), one of many in place to serve the health care needs of the underserved and underinsured by providing primary care. We do constant chart and performance reviews to improve our quality of care, the quality improvement activity and oversight that a FQHC needs to do goes way beyond what happens in private office settings.

Our Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide quality medical care for you and your family.
Our Mission Statement is St. James-Santee Family Health Center, Inc. is a community-owned, private, non-profit business committed to improving health outcomes, and ultimately, quality of life for all residents of Charleston, Berkeley and Georgetown counties by providing access to comprehensive, high-quality, primary health care services delivered in a confidential manner, with courtesy, compassion and respect. We have a community Board of Directors who are actively involved in center activities.

We respect your privacy!
Thank you for your interest in St. James-Santee Family Health Center, Inc. We are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We are committed to protecting your personal health information in compliance with the Federal law.



St. James-Santee Family Health Center, Inc., is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).









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The Affordable Care ACT Open Enrollment has Ended. The Enrollment process will begin again starting November 2014. For those that meet certain cirmcumstances, please call our office at 843-887-3274, 843-436-1333, 843-264-2680, 843-527-7533 or 843-545-8723 for more information on how to enroll or check out www.Healthcare.gov



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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Tip for parents:
Get your kids involved in planning and cooking healthy meals.


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September Is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

As the month of September brings prostate cancer into focus, itís time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated prostate cancer information throughout the year. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer death in men, second only to lung cancer. According to American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 27,360 deaths in the United States during 2009.[1] Staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening is an important step in reducing your risk of developing prostate cancer. And, should a diagnosis occur, access to current, in-depth treatment information can help you find the best care.



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September is National Cholesterol Education Month.

Get Your Cholesterol Checked During National Cholesterol Awareness Month

A good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals. Please call St. James Santee Family Health Center for more information.

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If you didnít know, September is Sickle Cell Awareness month.

Sickle cell disease is a condition that affects different races of people around the world. Mainly Blacks and African Americans have sickle cell disease. What happens in a persons body that has the disease is that some of their red blood cells become hard, sticky and shaped like a C. When this happens the ĎCí shaped cells die early and causes a constant shortage of red blood cells. When a person does not have enough red blood cells, they are considered anemic. If the ĎCí shaped cells donít die off, sometimes they will get stuck and clog the flow of blood. When either happens, it causes severe pain and organ damage, which can lead to serious infections.

Hereís are some tips for you or someone you may know who suffers from sickle cell disease to remain as healthy as possible: Get regular checkups



Primary care doctors can help prevent some serious problems.

Prevent infections Ė Common illnesses like the flu are extremely dangerous for some one with sickle cell disease. The best defense is to take simple steps to prevent illnesses

Learn healthy habits Ė If you have sickle cell disease you should drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day and eat healthy. Also, people with sickle cell disease should not get too hot, too cold or too tired. Please call St. James Santee Family Health Center for more information.



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Join St. James-Santee Family Health Center Health, Inc.
Every Thursday Morning for Volunteer Day! There are many advantages to taking part in community gardening regular physical activity, learning healthy eating habits, improving self-esteem, and emotional wellness. For Our Community Garden Volunteer Today!!! For more infomation call 843-887-3274 ask for Lynda Lynah.


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SJSFHC Chief Executive Officer

St. James-Santee Family Health Center, Inc., Board of Directors has named Sandra D.Gilliard, MBA as Ms. Pinckney successor. Ms. Gilliard, presently serves as the Director of Administration/CFO, and will begin serving in her new role July 2, 2011. Ms. Gilliard has worked at SJSFHC for the past 20 years as its CFO. Prior to coming to SJSFHC she worked for 10 Ĺ years in the finance department at Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center.

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