About Rural Health Services
For more than 35 years, Rural Health Services (RHS) has provided a wide array of primary and preventive healthcare services to the medically underserved population of Aiken County, SC.
RHS is a private, non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). RHS offers culturally competent, comprehensive primary, preventive, and supplemental health services to all people, regardless of ability to pay through its main facility in Aiken and satellite facilities in Clearwater and South Aiken. RHS is a Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility.
The Mission of Rural Health Services, Inc. is to provide accessible quality comprehensive primary health care services in a dignified and culturally competent manner to the population in Aiken County and surrounding areas.
The Rural Health Services team strives to make our patients feel at home. Our highly trained physicians and staff offer a wide range of Patient Services. We are committed to providing you with the best care possible, when you need it, in a setting that is convenient and comfortable.
Adult Medicine and Geriatrics
Adult Medicine and Geriatric Care provides appointments for a limited number of same day appointments. Chronic diseases are managed by a team of caring professionals that include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, behavioral health counselors and ancillary staff. Appointments are made for employment, school, and DOT physicals. Medication management and preventative care is provided at all sites.
Our Pediatrics department provides well child care, sports physicals, and immunizations. We accept same day appointments or on a walk-in basis. Our providers can manage chronic conditions such as asthma, eczema, and other disorders.
The goal of the Obstetrics & Gynecology department is to educate and treat women who desire obstetrical and gynecological care. We provide comprehensive care to women and manage their needs with the aid of our physicians. Our services include prenatal care, inpatient and outpatient gynecological procedures, deliveries, and on site ultrasound.
The Dental Clinic at the Clyburn site provides comprehensive dental and oral health care. Our staff will take a sensitive, compassionate approach to your Oral Health Care and seek to provide pain-free dental care services.
Optometry specializes in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the eye. Patients will receive comprehensive eye examinations, including eye health assessment, treatment and management of eye diseases, therapeutic and cosmetic eye glasses and contact lens care, and consultation/referral to more specialized services when appropriate.
On-site counselors are available and prepared to diagnose, treat, and monitor behavioral problems to include ADD, ADHD, depression and anxiety.
WIC and Medicaid Intake & Eligibility Determination
An on-site DHEC and DHHS employee is available to answer questions and take applications, as well as assist in recertification for the South Carolina Women Infants and Children and Medicaid program recipients.
Our pharmacy is open extended hours at the Clyburn Place location it has a drive-thru window for your convenience in dropping off and picking up prescriptions. We also offer a convenient refill request by using our automated system , and gives you a call when your prescriptions are filled and ready for pickup. We receive special discount pricing on all our prescription drugs and are able to pass this savings on to our patients. We also participate in prescription assistance programs for our patients.
Outreach and Enrollment
Our Outreach and Enrollment Department assists individuals needing insurance through the Affordable Care Act. We also assist the migrant community by offering them quality health care and health education. As well as our Outreach staff participates in local events to include health fairs and community festivals.
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
What is PCMH?
A “Patient-Centered Medical Home” (PCMH) is how health care is delivered to patients. The medical home team at Rural Health System, Inc. manages care and services for you acting as the “hub” of your health care.. PCMH puts you, the patient at the center of the health care system, and provides primary care this is Accessible, Continuous, Comprehensive, Family-Centered, Coordinated and Compassionate.
Our PCMH Responsibilities to you:
- Listen to your questions and concerns and to explain disease, treatment and results in an easy to understand way.
- Coordinate your overall care, sending you to trusted specialist if needed
- Provide you with same day appointments whenever possible
- Provide instructions on how to access the care you need when the office is not open
- Provide clear instructions about your treatment goals and future plans for every visit
Your Responsibilities in a PCMH are:
- Ask questions and be active in your care
- Provide your health history
- Call our office first with your health concerns unless it is an emergency
- Inform us whenever you utilize any other health system such as the emergency room
- To have a clear understanding about your healthcare
Let Rural Health Services Become Your Medical Home!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a patient?
Simply call or stop by one of our offices to schedule an appointment to establish care.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can call one of our offices to schedule an appointment or you can stop by one of our offices, if you prefer.
(Office locations are listed on the back on the brochure.)
What if I don’t have insurance?
Rural Health Services provides a discount based on household income and household size. Ask for more information regarding our “Sliding Fee Scale Discount.”
What insurances do we accept?
We accept all insurances. If you have a question regarding coverage, please see a member of your Patient Care Team.
Who do I call when I have questions?
When you have questions regarding your health, call a member of your Patient Care Team. They will even work with your provider if necessary to get your questions resolved.