Healthy Learners has been serving the students of Dillon since the fall of 2005 and began operating in Georgetown in early January 2009. The program serves elementary, middle and high school students in Georgetown and Dillion County School Districts who lack adequate access to health care. In response to increased deaths by suicide in Georgetown county, Healthy Learners is training teachers, school counselors, and community leaders in Youth Mental Health First Aid in 2019. Click here for more information.

 

We expanded to begin serving Marion County in 2021. The program serves elementary, middle and high school students who lack adequate access to health care. In 2019, Healthy Learners piloted mass vision and hearing screenings for students in Dillon County. Since this pilot, we have done vision, dental, and hearing screenings in partnership with libraries, summer camps, and school districts in Dillon and Marion counties. This proactive approach allows us to identify children with health barriers to learning, then provide access to the health care that they need to thrive in school. Healthy Learners is continuing to use this screen, refer, serve strategy to expand our reach and impact into other rural counties in the Pee Dee.

New-PEE DEE INFOGRAPHIC

PARENT

testimonials

OUR

stories

When a concerned teacher reached out to Healthy Learners Dillon about an 11 year old student who was acting out during class and seemed withdrawn, staff immediately stepped up to help. The young girl was struggling getting along with her...

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A ninth-grader at Carvers Bay High School in Georgetown County silently suffered from depression until a Healthy Learners staff member took notice – thanks to the Youth Mental Health First Aid training she had recently received. Aixa Rodriguez-Mariani, Healthy Learners...

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PROGRAM

staff

“Working with Healthy Learners allows me the opportunity to make a positive impact on the students we serve while providing care for their unmet health needs.”

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Dee Newell, RN, BSN

Program Manager Pee Dee

803.530.8663 (call or text)
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“I am a breast cancer survivor and I believe God healed me so that I could work with children. I truly love my job.”

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Deborah Miller

Student Services Coordinator Pee Dee

843.632.0149 (call or text)
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“I love my job because I can make a difference in the life of someone else.”

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Merlethia Greene, BSW, MSHSV-CC

Student Services Site Coordinator PeeDee

843.359.2560 (call or text)
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OFFICE

locations

Healthy Learners Pee Dee

110A N. MacArthur Avenue
Dillon, SC 29536

Phone: 843.774.1907
Fax: 843.774.1920

Secure Fax: 833.407.1368*

*for documents containing PHI

 

Healthy Learners Georgetown

J.B. Beck Administration and Education Center
2018 Church Street
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440

Phone: 843.436.7019
Fax: 843.436.7006

Secure Fax: 833.407.1371*

*for documents containing PHI