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Orangeburg is 1 of 3 HopeHealth Infectious Disease Treatment & Prevention Centers providing clinical care, case management, and community support around Hepatitis C, HIV, STDs, and other infectious diseases.

HopeHealth Orangeburg

HopeHealth in Orangeburg is 1 of 3 Infectious Diseases Treatment and Prevention Centers, and committed to providing infectious diseases services to Orangeburg, Bamberg, and Calhoun Counties. The site opened its doors in 2006 providing case management services to individuals living with HIV, but has since expanded its services to include community education and prevention, as well as Hepatitis C care. The site is also home to a Personal Health Clinic which is open to the community provides affordable sexual health care, including STD screenings and treatment, as well as pap smears.

The Orangeburg team consists of teams of medical case managers, a community management and clinical staff including a nurse and an infectious diseases nurse practitioner and physician. HopeHealth in Orangeburg provides care to more than 450 patients per year.

Services Offered


Clinical Services

Clinical services consist of medical care and treatment related specifically to a patient’s diagnosis. The clinical staff team includes a medical office assistant, a nurse, a nurse practitioner, and a physician. The team meets with patients at least quarterly to assign and review patients’ medications, labs and coordinate any referrals for specialty care services.

  • Infectious Disease Providers: Nurse Practitioner & LPN
  • Prescription management
  • On-site lab services
  • Referrals: Specialty Care, e.g. eye care, oral care, pain management
  • Transportation
  • Behavioral Intervention: ARTAS

How do clinical services differ from personal health services? Personal health services, such as pap smears, pregnancy tests and STD screenings are offered to anyone—PHC patients are not required to be HopeHealth patients.

Personal Health Services Offered

  • STD screenings: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes (1/2), Syphilis, Trichomonas
  • Pap Smears
  • Pregnancy Tests

Client Services

HopeHealth offers a range of supportive services for its infectious diseases patients in coordination with their medical treatment, including medical case management. HopeHealth employs a team of medical case managers to serve as coordinators and work directly with the clinical team to manage patients’ medical needs, medication regimens, referrals, and other social services.

HIV/AIDS Medical Case Management

Social Support Services

  • Medication Assistance
  • ADAP – AIDS Drug Assistance Program
  • HOPWA – Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
  • Behavioral Intervention: Healthy Relationships
  • Nutrition Education
  • Referrals
  • Food Bank

Community Services

Community services include HIV/STD and Hepatitis C prevention and education in communities around Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun counties.

Embracing Care

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Behavioral Interventions: Sister to Sister
  • HIV screenings

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Minority Serving Institutions (MSI)

  • Behavioral Interventions: BASICS, VOICES, 3MV
  • HIV Screenings
  • Partners: Voorhees College, Denmark Technical College

Public Transportation

  • Cross County Connections

Financial Services
Sliding scale for RW patients depending on income and insurance. Personal Health Clinic: sliding scale based on the patients income. We accept all forms of insurance.

Local Pharmacy Partners

  • Long’s Pharmacy
  • Jamison Pharmacy
  • Earhardt Pharmacy

Our Providers

Julio Arroyo, MD, FIDSA

Specialties
Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine
Degrees and Certifications
Doctor of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, 1971
Internal Medicine Residency at San Juan City Hospital, Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico, 1972-1974
Infectious Disease Fellowship at Barnes and Wohl Hospitals, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1974-1976
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Christine L. Gordon, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Specialties
Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, 1990
Master of Science in Nursing and Health Administration, University of Phoenix, 2009
Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Kaplan University Online, 2015
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