The Community Health Foundation of Fairfield County and the University of South Carolina joined to form the John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center in 1992 with a three fold mission:
- Provide a site for education of health professional students from USC
- Provide a platform for research in healthcare delivery and education
- Provide a clinic for needed medical care to residents of Fairfield County
The John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center (JAMPHCC) is a unique medical center providing all types of familly care. JAMPHCC features health professionals and students from the major health disciplines. The physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and health educator will work with you to achieve better health through increased understanding of your physical and emotional needs.
As a primary care center, we can help guide you through most, if not all, of your medical decisions. If you should need more specialized care, a referral to an appropriate physician will be made. Hospital care is provided at Fairfield Memorial, deliveries at Palmetto Richland Hospital, and through consultants to other hospitals in the region.
Many lab tests can be performed in our office allowing your care giver to make a more timely decision for your care. However, some tests do need to be sent out to other labs. These results are usually back within 1-2 days.
Individual and group education and counseling are provided for health issues such as weight management, nutrition, diabetes, smoking cessation, prenatal care, breastfeeding, and relationship issues. Social issues are another aspect of education and counseling. We believe that patients are key partners in their care and part of the providers job is to educate them in their disease process.
We offer education classes in our office and work with community organizations to promote health education.