Frequently Asked Questions

What is Genesis Health Care, Inc.?

GHC is a nonprofit community healthcare center deeply committed to improving the health of our community through prevention, early intervention, rehabilitation and education.

Our Health Care Centers in Darlington, Olanta, Lamar, Florence, and Walterboro provide primary health care services to patients of all ages.

What makes Genesis Health Care, Inc. different from a regular family practice? 

A community health center is like any other doctor’s office in that we have licensed physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to provide our patients with the highest quality care, service, and preventive health care.  The difference is our commitment to provide quality care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.  Genesis Health Care, Inc. accepts most private insurances, Medicaid and Medicare, and we have a sliding fee discount program for patients without insurance.

I do not have insurance, and I would like to enroll in your sliding fee program.  How do I go about this?

There are forms that have to be completed and certain pieces of documentation that will need to be provided as proof of income, they are:

  • Last year’s tax return;
  • Social Security Statement, listing the amount you receive monthly;

What is Safecare?

Safecare is a patient management program designed to improve the health of patients with chronic illnesses such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Asthma, COPD and High Cholesterol.  Initially a head to toe physical and an in depth patient chart review are performed, followed by development of an individual treatment plan.  The Safecare staff will explain our preventive health procedures that include services such as flu shots and cancer screenings, as well as our medical management procedures for chronic illnesses such as echocardiography and lab tests.

The patient benefits and success of this program have been overwhelming.  Patients in this program have enjoyed better health, which in turn means increased enjoyment of life.  Diabetic patients especially benefit from Safecare due to better control of blood sugar.  We look forward to providing this valuable service to you.