MUSC Foster Care Support Clinic (FCSC)
The Foster Care Support Clinic (FCSC) is a medical home serving children who have an open case with the Department of Social Services (DSS) or who have been adopted. The Clinic is a partnership between the SC DSS and MUSC Children’s Hospital.
The FCSC provides primary care medical services using a patient centered medical home model established by the American Academy of Pediatrics. A Patient Centered Medical Home is a place where your child’s medical treatment is coordinated through his/her primary care doctor. As a patient centered medical home, we work on both the medical and non-medical needs of your child and family. We provide medical care for your child when and where they need it in a manner that you can understand. We follow and take care of your child, healthy and sick, from birth through high school.
What are the benefits of the FCSC?
- Primary medical care including well child check-ups and sick visits
- Coordination of sub-specialty medical visits, PT, OT, and ST services
- Interdisciplinary care conferences as indicated by child’s medical complexity
- Individual and group training classes provided free of charge for foster parents, caregivers, and DSS staff
- Weekly coordination meetings between the FCSC and DSS
Tracy Halasz, RN, MSN, CPNP – Nurse Practitioner
Tara Peevy, RN, BSN, CPN – Nurse Coordinator
The FCSC provides classes for Foster Parents, DSS Caseworkers, and Community Partners, free of charge. Please contact Machelle Green, FCSC Coordinator at 843-876-7023 for more information and to register for a class. Registration is required to attend a class.
Online Education Opportunities (pdfs)
We offer a variety of classes in person. If you would like to participate in our online education, however, see the articles below. Each article is from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Once you have read the article, take the quiz and email or fax the completed quiz to Machelle Green at email@example.com. You must get 80% correct in order to receive a 1 hour CEU certificate. Please allow 72 hours for Machelle to grade the quiz and get back to you.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma
- Bring Out The Best in Your Children
- Parenting After Trauma: Understanding Your Child's Needs
Contact Information, Location
General Information: 843-976-7023
North Charleston After Hours
2750 Dantzler Drive, Unit 102
North Charleston, SC 29406
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays only
Resources for FCSC Parents and Professionals
Vanderbilt Assessment Scales (pdfs)
Ages & Stages Questionnaires (pdfs)
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (pdfs)
A doctor is available to speak to you about an urgent problem your child is having 24 hours a day, even when the office is closed.
To speak to a doctor after the clinic is closed:
- Call the clinic number at 843-792-3955
- Operator will answer the phone call
- Provide your child’s name and a call back number
- Be sure to tell the operator your child is “a patient of the FCSC”
- A doctor will call you back within a few minutes