Contact AccessHealth Spartanburg
358 Serpentine Dr.
Spartganburg, SC 29303
About AccessHealth Spartanburg
Spartanburg County has an estimated 29,000 residents ages 19 – 64 at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Level (about $16,000 yearly gross income for an individual or $33,000 for a family of four), living without health insurance. It is a tenuous situation, particularly for those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and for those with emergent and acute healthcare needs.
AccessHealth Spartanburg (AHS) was designed to help uplift the people in the community without health insurance. AHS was created by a diverse group of community organizations with a shared desire to collaborate to improve access and quality of care for low income, uninsured patients in Spartanburg County.
For many reasons, the uninsured in Spartanburg County often delay primary and specialty care or seek treatment at hospital emergency departments. Last year, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Mary Black Health System provided thousands of dollars in charity care. As happens in hospitals across the country, the costs incurred by the hospitals to care for the uninsured are shifted to other areas, which mean higher costs of care for everyone.
Launched in July 2010, AccessHealth Spartanburg serves as a central location for Spartanburg’s uninsured population to receive care management, navigation, and connection to needed services. For admission into the AccessHealth Spartanburg program, individuals call the main office to schedule an appointment with an eligibility specialist.