PALMETTO COMMUNITY CARE PURCHASES OLD T&T BUILDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 6, 2021                                                         

Richard Reams
Palmetto Community Care
843-747-2273
rreams@palmettocare.org

PALMETTO COMMUNITY CARE PURCHASES OLD T&T BUILDING

Remodeled Space will house all agency services, medical clinic, and on-site pharmacy

[North Charleston, SC]:  Palmetto Community Care today announced the official purchase of the old T&T Sportsman Building on Rivers Avenue.  This milestone is a major move for PCC on its mission as the Lowcountry’s sole AIDS Service Organization ensuring no one living with HIV or AIDS goes without medical care, everyday resources, and emotional support.

“The future is brighter than ever when I think about all the possibilities this new location will provide,” says Bradley Childs, Chief Executive Officer at PCC.  “This newly remodeled facility will house an all-in-one location for administration, medical case management, testing, prevention, medical care, mental health services, and an on-site pharmacy!”

Mayor Keith Summey expressed a similar sentiment, “It’s always exciting to see buildings like this being repurposed. Even more so when you think about the services that are going to be offered, not just for those living with HIV/AIDS, but having a medical clinic offering primary care and mental health services to the public is going to be an exceptional addition to this community.”

After renovations are complete, 5064 Rivers Avenue will be a resource and health center for everyone in the community. PCC will continue to offer free HIV/STI testing, immediate linkage to medical care, mental health care, medical case management, peer support, mobile health screenings and more.

Truesdale Medical Center’s footprint will also be greatly expanded, including an on-site pharmacy.  TMC and Avita pharmacy will be available not only to those clients of PCC or people living with HIV/AIDS, but also to anyone looking for a primary care facility to call their medical home. From same day/acute illness visits to infectious diagnosis, gyneocological services, HRT and PrEP, TMC provides experienced, knowledgeable, and welcoming medical care to all people.

Know someone looking for a new primary care? Tell them to visit us at Truesdale Medical Center. Know someone with questions about PrEP of HIV/STI testing, or in need of support as someone living with HIV/ AIDS? Invite them to contact Palmetto Community Care. If you want to make a difference in your community, help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, or contribute a tax-deductible donation to PCC and this building renovation, visit us palmettocare.org.

About Palmetto Community Care:  For nearly 30 years we’ve made it our mission to assist those living with HIV and AIDS by providing a full spectrum of compassionate care and supportive services, while busting myths, breaking down barriers and inspiring hope. We are constantly working toward bringing an end to the HIV epidemic through increased HIV testing, prevention, and education.