Community Relations

Community Involvement – Our outreach team participates in health fairs and related events throughout the community. We are available for presentations for your civic organization, business or church.


Regardless of insurance coverage, all people need a place to go for health care. For more than 50 years, Community Health Centers have worked to solve the national challenge of access to care with innovative solutions at the local level.

With the election now behind us, it is important to remember that there is something on which both Republican and Democratic policymakers have agreed: The Health Center Program produces results. As local businesses, directed by the people in the communities they serve, health centers deliver quality, affordable and cost-effective health care to millions of people all over the country where needed most. And they deliver these results in a way that reduces the overall cost of care in those communities.

Presidential administrations and Members of Congress on both sides of the political aisle have made investments in health center expansion for the past 16 years because they know health centers deliver value for patients and for the federal taxpayer.

Health Centers Reduce Costs and Save Lives

Health centers not only prevent chronic disease and illness, they also reach beyond the walls of the exam room to address underlying factors that may cause it – such as poor nutrition, mental health problems, homelessness, unsafe environmental conditions, or substance use disorders.

Health centers save, on average, $2,371 (or 24 percent) in total spending per Medicaid patient when compared to other providers, according to a recent multistate study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Health centers generate $24 billion in savings to the health care system every year by efficiently managing and treating chronic disease, keeping people out of emergency rooms where care is costlier, and avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations – even among the most economically challenged populations.

Investing in Health Centers is Critical

Some 62 million Americans lack access to primary care because of a variety of factors, including long travel distances to health care facilities, affordability of care and a shortage of available doctors and other providers. Health centers have been and remain the frontline responders in addressing these challenges of access to care, as well as emerging public health challenges, such as the nationwide opioid epidemic, the Zika virus, and lead contaminated water in Flint, Michigan.

Today, 25 million mostly working class people, including 305,000 veterans, all across America rely on their local health centers for primary and preventive health services, and they are asking their local, state and national policymakers not only to preserve the services they have in their own communities, but also expand those services to others who need them.

Even with broad public support for health centers, there is no guarantee of long-term funding to support continued expansion of health care for more people. It is up to Congress to extend stable funding for the program, which is currently set to expire next year. Otherwise, health centers across the country will face a 70 percent funding cut. Such a loss would result in closure of sites, loss of jobs in the community, and hurt millions of people who rely on their health centers for care.

Allow your voice to be heard!

Become an advocate for Health Care Partners of South Carolina and health centers across the nation.

Join the Campaign for America’s Health Center’s and make a difference in the lives of many.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

NACHC was founded in 1971 to address the lack of access to basic health care across the nation. The organization provides advocacy, education, training, and technical assistance to community health centers.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

As a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA is the primary agency tasked with improving health and achieving health equity. As a non-profit and FQHC, HCPCS is eligible to receive varied grant funding provided by HRSA.

South Carolina Primary Care Association (SCPHCA)

The SCPCA provides oversight and structure for community health centers across the state.

The Conway Chamber of Commerce

A  membership organization representing more than 560 business and nonprofit investors. The Chamber and its Members join for the purpose of promoting the civic and economic progress of our community.

Conway Downtown Alive (CDA)

CDA is a partnership program that aims to stimulate economic development, encourage historic preservation, and promote the vitality of Downtown Conway. CDA hosts about 30 event days annually and offers classes, scholarships, grants, networking, and promotion opportunities for the businesses in the Historic District.

Marion Chamber of Commerce

The Marion Chamber is a membership organization that works for business, industry, the professions, agri-business, and other civic interests, performing services that benefit all citizens.

Community Resources