Infectious Disease Services

A History of Compassionate Care

HopeHealth was founded in 1991 as a support group to those affected by HIV/AIDS in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. In the mid-1990's, we began to receive federal Ryan White Care Act funds to provide medical care and medical case management to those living with HIV and AIDS. In 2005 and 2006, we expanded our service area to include both the Edisto and Lower Savannah regions of the state, and are now responsible for the well-being of all people living with HIV/AIDS in 12 counties in the state.

Our Service Area

  • Pee Dee Region: Florence, Darlington, Marion, Marlboro, Dillon, Chesterfield counties
  • Edisto Region: Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg counties
  • Lower Savannah Region: Aiken, Barnwell, Allendale counties
  • Clarendon and Williamsburg counties

Prevention and Outreach

Our commitment to HIV treatment begins with prevention. We provide free walk-in Rapid HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing at our sites and also go out into the community to provide free testing to the public. These tests are confidential, with results in 20 minutes including pre/post test counseling.

Other prevention efforts at HopeHealth include community education and outreach to at-risk populations in our service areas.

  • Testing and prevention in the Pee Dee - 843.656.0361
  • Testing and prevention in Edisto (Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun counties) - 803.535.2272
  • Testing and prevention in Lower Savannah (Aiken, Allendale and Barnwell counties) - 803.643.1977
  • Testing and prevention in Williamsburg and Clarendon Counties - 803.433.4321

Intake and Referrals

For those who have received an HIV-positive diagnosis, we strive to provide a patient intake process that addresses not only the physical health concerns of the newly diagnosed, but also the emotional, spiritual and financial health of our clients. No one should have to live with or cope with HIV alone, or without adequate information about managing this disease. Our medical case management staff connect their clients to essential services and coordinate medical appointments, facilitate referrals, linkage to care, transportation, and intake procedures for various programs. We also coordinate mental health care and support groups to provide compassion, encouragement and empathy to our patients and clients.

If you have been recently diagnosed with HIV or are a referral source for people living with HIV/AIDS, please contact our case management supervisor to learn about the intake process:

  • In the Pee Dee: 843.656.0351
  • In Edisto: 803.535.2272
  • In Lower Savannah: 803.643.1977

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Infectious Disease Services

A History of Compassionate Care

HopeHealth was founded in 1991 as a support group to those affected by HIV/AIDS in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. In the mid-1990's, we began to receive federal Ryan White Care Act funds to provide medical care and medical case management to those living with HIV and AIDS. In 2005 and 2006, we expanded our service area to include both the Edisto and Lower Savannah regions of the state, and are now responsible for the well-being of all people living with HIV/AIDS in 12 counties in the state.

Our Service Area

  • Pee Dee Region: Florence, Darlington, Marion, Marlboro, Dillon, Chesterfield counties
  • Edisto Region: Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg counties
  • Lower Savannah Region: Aiken, Barnwell, Allendale counties
  • Clarendon and Williamsburg counties

Prevention and Outreach

Our commitment to HIV treatment begins with prevention. We provide free walk-in Rapid HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing at our sites and also go out into the community to provide free testing to the public. These tests are confidential, with results in 20 minutes including pre/post test counseling.

Other prevention efforts at HopeHealth include community education and outreach to at-risk populations in our service areas.

  • Testing and prevention in the Pee Dee - 843.656.0361
  • Testing and prevention in Edisto (Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun counties) - 803.535.2272
  • Testing and prevention in Lower Savannah (Aiken, Allendale and Barnwell counties) - 803.643.1977
  • Testing and prevention in Williamsburg and Clarendon Counties - 803.433.4321

Intake and Referrals

For those who have received an HIV-positive diagnosis, we strive to provide a patient intake process that addresses not only the physical health concerns of the newly diagnosed, but also the emotional, spiritual and financial health of our clients. No one should have to live with or cope with HIV alone, or without adequate information about managing this disease. Our medical case management staff connect their clients to essential services and coordinate medical appointments, facilitate referrals, linkage to care, transportation, and intake procedures for various programs. We also coordinate mental health care and support groups to provide compassion, encouragement and empathy to our patients and clients.

If you have been recently diagnosed with HIV or are a referral source for people living with HIV/AIDS, please contact our case management supervisor to learn about the intake process:

  • In the Pee Dee: 843.656.0351
  • In Edisto: 803.535.2272
  • In Lower Savannah: 803.643.1977



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