Healthy Learners

Who We Are

Healthy Learners is a faith-based non-profit that connects children to care so that poor health is not an obstacle to doing well in school. We address poverty at its root, so that future generations can lift themselves, and their communities, to a better life.

Believing that children learn better when they are healthy, Providence Hospitals along with a group of committed community citizens established Healthy Learners, formerly Health Reach, in 1992 to help alleviate health related barriers to learning that face our community's children without resources. The program began by offering services to five Columbia inner city elementary schools but over the years the program in the Midlands area experienced tremendous growth. The dream of replication of the Healthy Learners model and statewide expansion of the program became reality in the fall of 2005 as 3 new programs opened in different regions of the state; one in Allendale (Lowcountry), one in Dillon (Pee Dee) and one in Greenwood (Upstate). In January of 2009, another Healthy Learners program opened in Georgetown County. Currently the five Healthy Learners programs serve 144 schools in nine school districts across South Carolina. 

Healthy Children. Better Students. Thriving Communities.

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What We Do

Healthy Learners collaborates with the healthcare providers and the school nurses of District 50, 51 and 52 to identify and manage care for children without resources. Healthy Learners provides access to health care for children without resources in grades K-12.

Services provided include: Treatment for medical needs, dental care, hearing evaluation and care, vision care, prescription assistance, assistance with referrals for counseling, assistance with medicaid application process, coordination of care and transportation to appointments.


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Address Information
211 North Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday August-May
Contact: Elaine Copeland
Contact Title: Program Manager
Phone: 864-953-2350
Fax: 864-953-2351

Healthy Learners operates in Richland, Lexington, Allendale, Dillon, Georgetown and Greenwood counties.

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