Upstate AHEC (Area Health Education Center) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to connecting:
- Students to health careers
- Healthcare professionals to communities
- Communities to better health
Created in 2001 through the merger of Upper Savannah AHEC, Greenville AHEC and Spartanburg AHEC, Upstate AHEC serves eleven counties in South Carolina’s northwestern quadrant: Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, and Spartanburg. While its services are developed primarily based upon the needs of its home counties, many AHEC programs are also available to organizations and practitioners outside this region. Upstate AHEC is funded through a combination of federal, state, and local dollars.
To build a skilled, diverse healthcare workforce
Upstate AHEC serves 11 counties. Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) within the Upstate region include the entire counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda and partial areas of Greenville and Spartanburg.
Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) within the Upstate region include the entire counties of Edgefield, McCormick and Saluda and partial areas of Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties.
Additional information is available about Upstate counties through the links below: