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.



This health center 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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Stress Awareness Month is a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society”
Signs of Stress: Constantly overwhelmed, Strained relationships, Poor work performance, Overly emotional, Insomnia and fatigue , Headaches and backaches , Little things often set you off.
Coping Strategies: Set realistic goals and do what you know you can achieve. Take one task at a time: Divide your projects into smaller ones and do them little by little, also make “to do” lists. Go easy on criticism: try not to expect to much of yourself or others and try not to feel let down or frustrated when expectations are not met. Manage your anger: Cool down before you say or do something that you will regret. Learn to relax or meditate: Taking 10 to 20 minutes to relax and clear your head could be exactly what you need to calm your nerves and increase your tolerance to stress. Avoid competition: Excessive competition can cause physical and emotional damage to yourself, as well as work or school work. Talk it out with someone you care about: Talking about how your feeling to someone can help you clear those negative thoughts and become emotionally stable again. 44% of kids listen to music, 26% eat, and 22% talk to their parents to help reduce stress. Eating 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate everyday for two weeks has shown to reduce stress. Take this month to relax and gather your thoughts. Step away before you act on situations and allow your feelings to calm down. When a break is needed, take one. This month is all about listening to your body and reducing the amount of tension you are placing on it physically and emotionally. or more information Contact St.James-Santee Family Health Center at 843-887-3274, 843-436-1333, 843-527-7533 or 843-545-8723


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Every year, the public health and medical communities recognize April as STD Awareness Month. This month-long observance provides individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations the perfect opportunity to address ways to prevent some of nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that occur in the United States each year. While most of these infections will not cause harm, some have the potential to lead to serious health problems, if not diagnosed and treated early. For more information about STD Awareness Month, For more information Contact St.James-Santee Family Health Center at 843-887-3274, 843-436-1333, 843-527-7533 or 843-545-8723

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Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This April, NCADD highlights the important public health issue of underage drinking, a problem with devastating individual, family and community consequences. With this year's theme, "Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow," For more infomation call 843-887-3274, 843-436-1333, 843-527-7533 or 843-545-8723

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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 ˝ years in the finance department at Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center.

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