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Home : MUSC Foster Care Support Clinic (FCSC)

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

Our Team

Elizabeth M. Wallis, MD

Tracy Halasz, RN, MSN, CPNP – Nurse Practitioner
Email: halasz@musc.edu

Tara Peevy, RN, BSN, CPN – Nurse Coordinator
Email: morrowt@musc.edu

Karyn Kasian, RN – Nurse Coordinator
Email: kasian@musc.edu

Machelle Green, MA — Human Services Coordinator
Email: greenwm@musc.edu

Calendars (pdfs)

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)

Contact Information, Location 

Scheduling New and Established Patients: 843-876-7023
Clinical Questions for the Nurse Coordinator: 843-876-7028
Fax Number: 843-876-1935

Welcome Packet (pdf) | Referral Form (pdf)

Downtown Charleston
MUSC Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday
Maps & Parking

North Charleston After Hours
2750 Dantler Drive, Unit 102
North Charleston, SC 29406

Resources for FCSC Parents and Professionals

Vanderbilt Assessment Scales (pdfs)

Ages & Stages Questionnaires (pdfs)

Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (pdfs)

After-Hours Operations
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