About the Organization
Sumter Family Health Center (SFHC) is a private, nonprofit Community Health Center serving over 14,000 patients in Sumter County, South Carolina and the surrounding communities.
Since becoming a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 2003, SFHC has dedicated itself to building a healthy community and improving the individual health, well-being and quality of life for the citizens of Sumter County and its neighbors.
Providing comprehensive primary health services for all ages is a priority for SFHC. Services include family practice, pediatrics, adolescents, womens health, and behavioral health services. Sumter Family Health Center's satellite sites include Carolina Women's Specialists and Pinewood Health Center.
SFHC provides quality primary care services without regard for a patient's ability to pay and serves as a community resource for eliminating health disparities.
About the Community
SFHC serves its patients at multiple locations in Sumter County, in the cities of Sumter and Pinewood. Located in the heart of the state, the city of Sumter is the seat of Sumter County. It is home to Shaw Air Force Base and the Third Army Headquarters. Sumter has a growing industrial base, as well as medical and educational industries leading the way to the future. Sumter is a community of connections where a welcoming spirit offers a hometown feel with the amenities of a larger city.
Sumter is centrally located in the middle of South Carolina approximately 45 miles east of Columbia, the state capital. The community is a short drive from Interstates 20, 26, 77 and 95. It is conveniently set with the beautiful Atlantic beaches in one direction, and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the other. It is an easy drive to some of the Southeast's best attractions.
A city of culture and leisure, Sumter boasts more than 100 clubs and community organizations devoted to a wide range of interests from the arts, to historic and environmental preservation, to sports and more.
City of Sumter: 42,700
Sumter County: 108,000
Avg. annual temp: 64 degrees
Avg. summer temp: 81 degrees
Avg. winter temp: 45 degrees