The Upper Midlands Rural Health Network’s (UMRHN) mission is to improve health in Chester, Fairfield, and Lancaster counties through a collaboration of a diverse group focused on access to care, health promotion, and education.

About Us

UMRHN is a three-county network of health, human service, and educational providers located in Chester, Fairfield, and Lancaster counties in north central South Carolina.  Established in 2004, UMRHN is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving access to health care and securing healthcare safety nets.  The network meets monthly and is actively involved in several community projects.

Purpose of Rural Health Networks

  • Help smaller rural health care providers align resources and strategies

  • Achieve economies of scale and efficiency

  • Address challenges more effectively as a group than as single providers

There are approximately 500 rural health networks in the United States.  UMRHN is one of six rural health networks in South Carolina.  For more information please contact us at 803-377-8027.

SC Rural Health Action Plan

The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) and the SC Rural Health Action Plan Task Force unveiled the SC Rural Health Action Plan (SC RHAP), officially, on November 16th 2017. The final report can be accessed online at https://scorh.net/rural-health-action-plan/.


Our annual school health workshop is held every October.  Further details are posted on our events page . In addition, our partner agency, Mid-Carolina AHEC, offers training opportunities year-round! To view their course calendar, visit Mid-Carolina AHEC or visit AHEC U for online courses.

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