+ One80 Place/Begin Again
Primary Care Services
The purpose of this clinical practice is to provide primary acute and preventative care for guests staying at the homeless shelter.
- Acute and chronic disease management
- Preventative health care for men, women and children
- Medication management
- Referral to specialty providers
+ Partners in HealthCare at ECCO Mt. Pleasant/Huger
+ Mt. Pleasant
The College of Nursing, in collaboration with East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO), opened Partners in HealthCare in March 2013. A nurse practitioner practice
that focuses on the management of uninsured patients with diabetes, hypertension, and associated conditions of hyperlipidemia, obesity, and tobacco usage.
- ECCO, a non-profit, community service organization, serves more than 4,500 Berkeley and Charleston county families who are living in poverty.
- This initiative is a collaboration between MUSC College of Nursing, ECCO, MUSC Department of Family Medicine, as well as Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Partners in HealthCare is staffed by three faculty nurse practitioners.
- In addition this initiative provides opportunity for inter-professional education and student perception experiences.
DeeDee Carter-Saks, DNP, FNP-BC, CCRN
Whitney Smith, MSN, APRN, ANP-C
Deborah Williamson, DHA, MSN, RN
||Wednesday (By appointment only!)
4:00pm - 7:00pm (DeeDee)
1:00pm - 3:10pm (Whitney)
||1145 Six Mile Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
The College of Nursing, in collaboration with East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO), opened the Baldwin Carson Community Outreach Center (BCCOC) in September 2015
offering a range of ECCO programming including medical care, health education and screenings with medical referrals by a nurse practitioner. In January 2016 the
center started to provide a more convenient schedule with additional hours of services to provide the uninsured adults of the Huger area with access to healthcare
at no cost to the patient.
+ Palmetto Primary Care Physicians
Primary Care Service
This primary care practice serves as the patient's first point of entry into the health care system and as the continuing focal point for all needed health care services.
These health care services include:
- Health Promotion
- Disease Prevention
- Health Maintenance
- Health Counseling
- Patient Education
- Diagnosis And Treatment Of Acute And Chronic Illness
+ United Healthcare-Housecalls
Primary Care-Home Visits
HouseCalls is a program focused on improving the health and quality of life for seniors by providing medical examinations in the
comfort of their own homes. Practitioners gain critical insights into membersâ needs.
The HouseCalls visits includes the following services:
- comprehensive review of medical and social history
- physical examination and health screenings, including biometric assessments (BMI and blood pressure)
- administration of cognitive screenings
- assessment of overall health and living situations
- comprehensive review of prescription medications
- lab screenings for particular identified needs
- member education
- coordination with member's primary care provider
- referrals to care management programs, behavioral health and other resources
The HouseCalls technology support system allows to access relevant clinical data and efficiently transmit health information through handheld tablets. The combination
of unique technology and hands-on care empowers HouseCalls practitioners to establish a strong foundation of trust with each individual, increase adherence to physicians'
orders and prescriptions, and craft a plan of customized care that is shared with the individual's primary care provider.
With each in-home encounter, HouseCalls is positively impacting the lives of individuals one visit at a time.
+ Hands of Hope
Pediatric Comfort & Palliative Care
Hands of Hope Pediatric Comfort and Palliative Care is provided by the only nationally board certified interdisciplinary team available to serve any child with a
complex chronic condition living in or visiting South Carolina. This organization is child-centered and family-focused. This unique model of care provides palliative
and/or comfort service that seeks to prevent and relieve suffering and ensure the highest possible quality of life. Providers offer compassionate care that not only
addresses physical needs, including pain and symptom management, but also emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the child and family.
+ One80 Place/Begin Again
Mental Health Services
The purpose of this clinical practice is to provide mental health services for children and families residing at the homeless shelter.
- Mental Health Assessment/Evaluation
- Medication Management
- Parent Education Classes
- Teen Support Group
- Referral To Community Agencies
+ Telehealth Specialty Counseling & Consulting
Psychiatry Practice For At Risk Youth
This practice is to provide rural children and adolescents with psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, medication managementand follow-up via a tele-psychiatric service.
The majority of the patients are underserved at- risk youth.