CareSouth Carolina and CSC Community Pharmacy Host Groundbreaking Ceremony | Hartsville Messenger
HARTSVILLE – CareSouth Carolina and CSC Community Pharmacy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Hartsville Pharmacy. The pharmacy, located at 1268 S. Fourth St. in Hartsville, opened in
June 2020, but a celebration has been delayed due to COVID restrictions.
“Having this new building for our Hartsville CSC Community Pharmacy with drive-thru was a dream for several years,” said Ann Lewis, CEO of CareSouth Carolina, in a CareSouth statement.
Previously located inside the CareSouth Carolina medical office building at the same address, the need for more space has arisen and Lewis and Ashley Singleton, Chief Pharmacy Officer, agree that the new location offers much more convenience. space and convenience.
“With our ‘old’ location, patients had to park to get in and often wait in long, crowded lines,” Lewis said. “This new location has made access for patients and a workplace for employees much more pleasant and safe.
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“We don’t honk often enough or loud enough,” Lewis said.
She said about 62% of their patients with hypertension had their hypertension under control. She said they are also having success with their type 2 diabetes patients.
“I can’t say enough about what these ladies are doing here for our community and our patients and for those who would otherwise not have access to these medicines and services,” she said.
“I’m glad we’re here today and can celebrate this place,” Singleton said.
“Moving our pharmacy from inside the doctor’s office to a freestanding location has added more access for our patients,” Singleton said. “The addition of drive-thru has made it more convenient for customers to drop off and pick up prescriptions without having to leave their vehicle.”
Even if you’re not a CareSouth Carolina patient, the CSC Community Pharmacy is open to anyone, Singleton said. It has eight locations – Hartsville, Bishopville, Latta, Society Hill, Bennettsville, McColl, Cheraw and Chesterfield.
“And hopefully we’ll open our ninth location in Dillon this year, or early next year,” Singleton said.
She said all of their locations are open to the public. Pharmacies are open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.
“The CSC Community Pharmacy not only provides medications at deep discounts, but helps support many CSC programs and services,” Lewis said.
CareSouth Carolina is a private, nonprofit community health center that provides patient-centered health and living services in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.
Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family medicine,
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS Primary Care, Dental Care, Chiropractic Services, Pharmacy, Geriatrics, Social Services, Clinical Counseling, Laboratory, 4D Ultrasound, X-Ray, Migrant Services and Provider of Choice for veterans.