Fetter Health Care Network to Participate in COVID-19 Therapeutic Program
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – The federal government has selected Fetter Health Care Network to participate in the COVID-19 Therapeutics program, allowing providers to administer oral antiviral drugs to patients with COVID-19.
Fetter’s selection to participate in the COVID-19 therapeutic program comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorization. Fetter plans to start administering the drug orally on January 19.
“Our top priority right now is to ensure that underserved communities impacted by COVID-19 have easy access to FDA-cleared or approved COVID-19 oral antiviral pills,” said Aretha Powers, DHA , CEO of Fetter. “Throughout the pandemic, our team has intentionally focused on caring for people and communities who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, including homeless people, migrant farm workers, housing residents social groups, minority communities, rural residents, the elderly and people with reduced mobility. English proficiency. As we enter this next phase of service to our communities, this mission will remain.
Fetter will follow eligibility guidelines established by the FDA to provide the COVID-19 antiviral drug only to patients who are medically eligible for it. Symptomatic patients will receive rapid antigen tests and a healthcare professional will determine appropriate treatment based on age, vaccination status and medical history.
Fetter will offer free COVID-19 testing and antivirals to qualified individuals in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Colleton counties on the following schedule:
|Charleston Family Health Center||51 Nassau Street Charleston, South Carolina 29403||Monday Friday||8 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Corporate pediatric health center||2047 Comstock Ave Charleston, SC 29405||Monday Thursday||8 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Thaddeus J Bell Family Health Center||130 Varnfield Drive, Summerville, SC 29483||Monday Wednesday Friday||8 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Elijah Wright Family Health Center||1681 Old Highway 6 Cross, South Carolina 29436||Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday||8 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Walterboro Family Health Center||302 Medical Park Drive #111 Walterboro, SC 29488||Wednesday Thursday Friday||8 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Johns Island Family Health Center||3627 Maybank Hwy Johns Islands SC 29455||Tuesday Wednesday||8 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Hollywood Family Health Center||5225 Highway165 Hollywood, South Carolina 29449||Thursday Friday||8 a.m. – 11 a.m.|