April 13, 2020 Columbia, SC – Absolute Total Care has made a donation towards obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) to the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, to support the state’s FQHC’s front-line healthcare workers in combatting COVID-19.
The PPE will be distributed amongst South Carolina’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), to help protect healthcare workers who are caring for residents of South Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FQHCs are often the safety-net providers in rural communities, providing healthcare for individuals who are seeking care, regardless of their ability to pay.
“FQHCs play a vital role in providing quality healthcare to our members”, said John McClellan, Plan President & CEO of Absolute Total Care. “Many of our members depend on FQHCs for their primary care needs, and we wanted to support these providers where they need it most right now.”
As in other areas of the country, securing necessary PPE for healthcare workers is a major issue in South Carolina, and one that requires quick solutions for the health and safety of all South Carolinians.
Working alongside the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, Absolute Total Care is able to assist in identifying suppliers and cover the costs for masks, face shields, gloves, and other items essential to providing safe, quality care.
“We are so pleased that Absolute Total Care recognizes the vital role community health centers are playing in identifying, containing and ending this pandemic,” said Lathran Johnson Woodard, Chief Executive Officer of the S.C. Primary Health Care Association. “Health centers in South Carolina continue their commitment to working with Absolute Total Care in providing quality primary and preventive care services throughout the state’s communities.”
About Absolute Total Care
Absolute Total Care® is a health maintenance organization that has been providing services in South Carolina since 2007. Absolute Total Care is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise offering core Medicaid, Medicare and specialty services. Information regarding Absolute Total Care is available at www.absolutetotalcare.com.