Coronavirus resources

Residents who are showing symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath should call their personal doctor or healthcare provider or the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432. If an individual doesn’t have a primary care physician, MUSC Health is providing free telehealth screening to all South Carolinians. Anyone experiencing symptoms can visit MUSC.care and use the promo code COVID19 and be screened without having to leave your home.

image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Visit the CDC website for the most updated information on COVID-19

Learn more about COVID-19 and the vaccine at SC DHEC’s website. Please visit SC DHEC’s Vaccine locator webpage for the latest information about eligibility and how to schedule an appointment.

For screening and testing sites, click here.

Please visit the SC Office of Rural Health’s website for Coronavirus resources for rural providers.

Please visit the TogetherSC website for resources to help you stay informed, prepared, and able to effectively communicate with your staff, donors, clients, and community.

For tips to support physical activity, mental health, and healthy eating, please see this document from USC’s Arnold School of Public Health Prevention Research Center.


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 three rural health networks in South Carolina. To learn about our current initiatives, accomplishments, and partners, please download our brochure here or contact us at 803-377-8026.

Local Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP)

UMRHN was proud to be part of Live Healthy South Carolina’s Community Health Improvement Planning process from 2018-2021. Click here for the Lancaster CHIP or click here for the Chester CHIP or click here for the Fairfield CHIP.

SmokeFree SC State Plan 2021-2026

Smokefree SC, a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control, invited UMRHN to serve on a statewide committee to update the five-year plan. A final version of that plan can be downloaded here.

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) on November 16, 2017. The full report can be accessed here. A summary of the recommendations can be found here.


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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