As Charleston County begins to take steps towards normal operations, this is a series of printable items, some from the CDC, for posting in common areas. Please distribute as needed!
Charleston County Government’s Pubic Safety Directorate and Fetter Health Care to Open COVID-19 Mobile Screening and Testing Sites
The Charleston County Public Safety Directorate including EMS and Emergency Management is partnering with Fetter Heath Care Network (FHCN) to offer mobile COVID-19 screening and testing sites. The mobile site will be in different communities across Charleston County beginning May 4, 2020. Screening and testing will be conducted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site will include walk-up and drive-thru stations.
Mobile testing site information:
May 4: Royal Baptist Church, 461 Luella Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
May 5: Charity Baptist Church, 544 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
May 6: Fetter Healthcare, 5225 SC-165, Hollywood, SC 29449
May 7: Jane Edwards Elementary School, 1960 Jane Edwards Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438
May 8: Magistrate Court, 995 Morrison Dr., Charleston, SC 29403
May 11: St. James Presbyterian, 1314 Secessionville Road, Charleston, SC 29412
May 12: Johns Island Library, 3531 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455
May 13: Wadmalaw Island – exact location TBD
May 14: Church of Christ, 3950 Azalea Drive, North Charleston 29405
May15: Life Center Ministry, 7190 Cross County Road, North Charleston 29418
May 18: North Charleston Community Resource Center, 3970 Whipper Barony Lane 29405
“In light of the current global pandemic, it is critical that underserved communities have access to COVID-19 testing,” said Eric Watson, Deputy County Administrator of Public Safety. “This collaborative effort with Fetter Health Care will help accomplish that goal.”
Individuals experiencing cough, fever and shortness of breath can request a screening at FetterCovid19Screening.org or by calling 1-800-365-7410 to connect with a Fetter provider who will determine the need for testing. Citizens are asked to wear face coverings and practice safe social distancing while at the mobile testing site.
Currently, all insurance providers in South Carolina are covering the cost of COVID-19 testing. Patient insurance information will processed, in order to complete testing. No co-pays or deductibles are being charged. All patients will be served regardless of their ability to pay.
About Fetter Health Care Network
Fetter Health Care Network is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) chartered as a 501c3 non-profit in the State of South Carolina in 1975. They provide comprehensive services for insured, uninsured and underserved residents in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties. Today, Fetter Health Care Network has 24 different sites which includes a mobile dental unit, medical laboratories, and pharmacies.
Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center Urges Community to Sign Up for Smart911 to Enable Coronavirus Awareness for First Responders
As Charleston County continues to prepare for and respond to the spread of COVID-19, Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch is strongly encouraging the community to sign up for the Smart911 national safety profile registry. It is a free service that allows individuals and families to provide critical medical information to 9-1-1 and first responders. Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center is launching the “Take Control, Let Us Know” campaign to empower the community to take action, and provide valuable and accurate health data that increases the awareness of 9-1-1, first responders, and Emergency Management to an individual’s risk level for COVID-19.
“This is a great tool for citizens to improve the safety of our first responders as COVID-19 continues to spread,” said Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Director Jim Lake. “By signing up for Smart911, individuals can help first responders get the key information they need about every person who may need assistance, not only during this outbreak, but during any emergency.”
Individuals can create a Smart911 Safety Profile for their household at www.smart911.com or on the Smart911 App that provides critical medical information for those who may be at higher risk of developing a serious illness from the COVID-19 virus. As identified by the CDC, the most vulnerable population includes older adults, and those with a history of chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, respiratory conditions, and compromised immune systems. When an individual calls 9-1-1, their Smart911 Safety Profile is automatically displayed, allowing our public safety agencies to send emergency response teams to the right location with enhanced medical data.
Individuals can additionally self-identify if they are under quarantine, and whether it is self-imposed or directed by a health professional as well as if they are well, ill with COVID-19, or recovered from the virus. With enhanced coronavirus awareness, individuals and first responders have vital information to take proper precautions.
To sign up, visit www.smart911.com or download the Smart911 app in the Apple Store or Google Play.