Bettering care as Sumter Family Health Center becomes Tandem Health

BY HOLLY CHASE
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 1/25/19

Tandem Health, formerly Sumter Family Health Center, is a community health center providing comprehensive, afford­able care to thousands of patients within Sum­ter and surrounding …

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Tandem Health, formerly Sumter Family Health Center, is a community health center providing comprehensive, afford­able care to thousands of patients within Sum­ter and surrounding communities. Tandem Health’s mission focuses on ensuring that ev­eryone in the Sumter community has access to high – quality health care and revolves around their commitment to building a healthy com­munity by improving the health and well-be­ing of each person served.

The history of Tandem Health details a story of continuous growth that has been in direct proportion to the health needs identified in the community since 2003. From its origin as a safety net provider operating out of a sin­gle site on West Liberty Street to its current operation of a multi-site primary care and multi-specialty practice with 220 plus employ­ees serving more than 15,000 patients annu­ally, Tandem Health has continued to grow in response to the health needs of patients and their families.

As a community health center, Tandem Health also works with patients to help elimi­nate barriers related to financial circumstances and/or social situations that often have a neg­ative impact on their access to quality health­care. By addressing such barriers, patients and families are ensured the provision of compre­hensive health care and social services regard­less of their ability to pay. Providing patients with the compassionate care they need all the while treating them with dignity and respect is what has enabled Tandem Health to thrive over the years.

TANDEM HEALTH LOCATIONS

Tandem Health Main

1278 N. Lafayette Drive, Sumter, SC 29150

Adult Medicine, Behavioral Health & Counseling, Infectious Disease and Pharmacy

(803) 774-4500

Tandem Health Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics

370 S. Pike West, Sumter, SC 29150

Obstetrics & Gynecology (803) 774-6448

Pediatrics (803) 774-7337

Tandem Health Family Medicine

25 E. Clark St., Pinewood, SC 29125

(803) 774-4501

Tandem Health Dental

1105 N. Lafayette Drive, Suite C, Sumter, SC 29150

(803) 774-3600

For more information on Tandem Health and the services provided locally, please call (803) 774-4500 or visit www.tandemhealthsc.org.