The second annual Telehealth Awareness Week will be observed September 18th through the 24th. CareSouth Carolina provides telehealth services through each of its offices, as well as within several schools in the area. Telehealth, the provision of healthcare remotely by means of telecommunications technology, remains a lifeline for diverse patient communities and healthcare providers across the nation, ensuring access to safe, affordable, and quality care whenever and wherever it is needed.
“Telehealth provides a convenient way to have access to medical care,” said CareSouth Carolina Virtual Care Manager Kaitlyn Hughes. “Telehealth services saves time, avoid exposure to viruses and germs as well as allowing access to services that otherwise may not be available.”
“I believe Telehealth Awareness Week comes at a wonderful time to not only bring awareness to services that CareSouth Carolina offers all year, but especially this time of the year as we enter into flu and RSV season,” Hughes added. “By providing telehealth services to patients CareSouth Carolina is breaking down barriers and providing expanded access to care.”
In 2021 CareSouth Carolina began installing and managing telehealth equipment in many of our area schools. Students have the opportunity to have a virtual visit with a nurse practitioner or physician without ever having to leave the school. Unlike the ROADS school-based mobiles which are designed for scheduled wellness visits, telehealth services are available on demand, as the need arises, and are designed more for acute, episodic care. CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill. Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, geriatrics, social services, clinical counseling, laboratory, 4D ultrasound, X-Ray, migrant services and veteran’s choice provider.