Celia Saxon Health Center
2133 Walker Solomon Way
Columbia, SC 29204
For more than six years, the partnership between Palmetto Health and Columbia Housing Authority has provided indigent families from all over the city and those that live in Columbia Housing Authority communities with better access to healthcare. More than 2,100 patients have received care from previous centers since they opened in 1996. In addition to serving as a medical home for the residents, Center staff also refer patients to other healthcare services as needed. Services provided at Center include all primary care services such as:
Features of the facility include:
Palmetto Health provides a wide range of activities and services within the community which strengthen medical, social, economic and environmental concerns. These needs are addressed through the Celia Saxon Health Center and our support of KOBAN Columbia. Highlights of these activities are:
The Health Center provides a primary medical home where residents of Columbia Housing Authority and surrounding neighborhoods can receive comprehensive quality primary care. Staff includes a clinical nurse specialist, family nurse practitioner, patient educator, LPN, clerk and social worker who rotate between the three existing community health centers. Providing comprehensive primary care, preventive care, and wellness education is a primary goal.
The Center is named for Celia Dial Saxon. Saxon, a Columbia native and University of South Carolina graduate, who died in 1935. She taught in the city's public schools for 57 years. She was a founder of the Fairworld Industrial School for delinquent Negro Girls and the Wilkinson Orphanage of Negro Children. Saxon was widely recognized as an outstanding educator, a leader in civic and religious affairs, and one who made a conspicuous contribution to her generation
For more information about the Center, call 803-296-3244 or click here to send us an e-mail..