• Healthcare

  • About KershawHealth

    KershawHealth has always had close ties to the community, beginning with the founding of Camden Hospital by private citizens in 1913. In that year, financier and philanthropist Bernard Baruch and a local group donated funds to build the not-for-profit hospital, and the nursing school was organized. After a fire in 1921, Baruch also funded replacement of the main building with a larger one.

    Philanthropy continued to be an integral part of the growth of KershawHealth. Later, Marion DuPont Scott bequeathed Springdale Race Course to the state with the stipulation that proceeds from the annual Carolina and Colonial Cup proceeds be given to KershawHealth. That partnership continues into the present.

    Today, KershawHealth remains a non-profit, locally controlled comprehensive healthcare system. It is anchored by the 121-bed medical center and the 88-bed Karesh Long Term Care center. Other facilities provide care throughout Kershaw County and surrounding areas.



    KershawHealth provides a broad range of diagnostic, medical, surgical and health and wellness services at locations all across the Kershaw County area. These include:


    In Camden

    KershawHealth Medical Center

    Karesh Long Term Care

    Health Resource Center

    Home Health and Hospice

    The Sleep Diagnostics Center

    In Elgin 

    Elgin Outpatient Center

    Urgent Care at Elgin

    Healthcare Place at Elgin

    In Lugoff

    West Wateree Medical Complex

    In Bethune

    Healthcare Place at Bethune

    In Kershaw

    Physical Therapy Clinic in Kershaw



    Diagnostic Services

    Digital Imaging

    • x-ray

    • high-field open MRI/closed MRI

    • CT scanning

    • nuclear medicine

    • mammography

    • bone densitometry

    • ultrasound



    • 24-hour Holter monitors

    • echocardiograms

    • arteriograms

    • stress testing

    • transesophageal echos

    • upper and lower extremity venous and arterial studies


    Included in our diagnostic services are digital imaging, open MRI, CT scanning, laboratory and cardiology services. We offer physical rehabilitation, as well as occupational and speech therapy. Urgent Care at Elgin offers the convenience of drop-in care evenings and weekends with the assurance you get from board-certified, hospital-affiliated physicians.

    Urgent Care at Elgin

    Life is full of bumps and bruises, coughs and colds, aches and pains. And they never happen when it’s convenient. That’s why there’s KershawHealth Urgent Care at Elgin. Open 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, its just off I-20 at Exit 87/White Pond Road. Even better, you never need an appointment.

    Of course, convenience is wonderful, but more than anything, you want healthcare you can trust. Urgent Care at Elgin is staffed with board-certified physicians from the minute it opens until the minute it closes. So you’ll receive the comprehensive, attentive care you want any time you walk in.

    In addition, unlike many urgent care centers, we have a full range of diagnostic technologies on site, including a comprehensive laboratory, open MRI, CT and digital x-ray. Because we think there’s no reason you should sacrifice the latest technology for convenience.

    Health and Wellness

    At KershawHealth, our vision to advance healthcare in our communities begins with our commitment to provide valuable wellness programs designed to improve your understanding of important healthcare issues. The hub for KershawHealth’s wellness programs is the Health Resource Center (HRC).

    From our lunchtime meetings that bring you face to face with physicians and medical experts to discuss timely topics, to progressive fitness classes taught by certified instructors, we’re here to help every member of your family improve your health for a lifetime. For a complete listing of our fitness classes, community events and support groups, check out the Health Resource Center at www.kershawhealth.org.

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