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TenderCare Clinic to become Oconee Valley Healthcare

TenderCare Clinic is delighted to announce that our company name is changing effective January 1, 2020 to Oconee Valley Healthcare. The name change allows us to present ourselves to all of our patients as truly the most trusted and complete healthcare establishment in the Oconee Valley region.

As we are approaching our 20th anniversary as a health center, we want to make sure all people are more knowledgeable about what we offer. Our goal is to provide a variety of healthcare services, including medical, dental, pharmacy, wellness, and behavioral health, into the entire Oconee Valley area. The robust services and locations we provide for our communities were simply not captured by the former name.

Our renaming will not affect our quality of service that we provide to our patients, nor will it affect our leadership or staff. We are still dedicated to serving you and your health needs. We look forward to sharing our new look with you over the next few months!

Dave A. Ringer, MD, CEO and Executive Leadership Team

Oconee Valley Healthcare


Thanksgiving Food Collection

TenderCare Clinic is collecting non-perishable Thanksgiving food items for the Little Free Pantry in Greensboro. If you would like to bring food to donate, you may place it directly into the Little Free Pantry or you may leave it in one of the collection boxes in TenderCare lobbies. We recommend the following foods: stuffing or dressing mix, cornbread mix, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, regular/sweet potatoes, gravy packets, and pumpkin pie filling. Help to make someone else’s Thanksgiving full of happiness!



Community Newsletter – Q3 2019

Hello community partners, patients, and friends! Click the link below to read our short community newsletter for the third quarter of 2019.

2019 3rd Quarter Community Newsletter



Think Pink, Walk Proud!

TenderCare Clinic and St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital invite you to join us for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign! Make a goal to “Think Pink, Walk Proud!” on Friday, October 18th to bring light to the need for prevention and detection in our community. When you walk, post a picture of yourself, your group of friends, or your fitness band/app and tag us using #PowerofOneWalk. Power of One is a partnership to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and early detection. It only takes ONE person to make a difference! Breast cancer is very prevalent in Greene County and community support is needed to encourage annual well woman exams and yearly mammograms. Please mark your calendars and plan on walking on October 18th!

As always, Power of One also provides no-cost mammograms to uninsured women in the community during October. Call 706-453-5005 and mention the Power Of One to schedule during the week of October 14-18th.

TenderCare Clinic is also supporting Team Terri this year as one of our employees, Terri Patterson, is currently battling breast cancer. We are doing several employee fundraising activities in October to help with her treatment costs.

If you have any questions, please call Laura at 706-454-5183.


Community Newsletter- Special Edition for NHCW

Click on the link below to see all of the great events that happened during National Health Center Week!

Special Edition Newsletter for NHCW


Community Newsletter – Q2 2019

Hello community partners, patients, and friends! Click the link below to read our short community newsletter for the second quarter of 2019.

2019 2nd Quarter Community Newsletter



Little Free Pantry

Our big project for National Health Center Week is starting a Little Free Pantry in Greene County! The Little Free Pantry program is sort of like a swap-shop for nonperishable food and necessities. A small structure is put in an accessible, safe area for people to “give what they can and take what they need.” Our Little Free Pantry is going to be outside at our Greensboro location. We are excited to be partnering with Heroes for the Hungry, a local 4-H Youth in Action Project by Bailey Ballard. We are so glad others had the same idea as us to help with hunger and food insecurity right here in Greene County! We have a place ready for the pantry and Heroes for the Hungry had their pantry built so we are teaming up to put their box at our Greensboro location.

The ribbon cutting will be Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00am. Community members who would like to donate nonperishable items can drop them off in the pantry, and people in need can visit the pantry for food to feed their family. We want to start the Little Free Pantry project in hopes that it will help those in need in this county, and that our community can work together to help others.

Please join us for our Little Free Pantry Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00am at TenderCare Clinic of Greensboro.

If you have questions, please contact Laura at 706-454-5183.


National Health Center Week

TenderCare Clinic will be celebrating National Health Center Week from August 4th-10th. This week is an annual celebration dedicated to showcasing the highly effective and innovative health center model of care. America’s health centers have served over 28 million people in more than 11,000 communities. They are the solution to many of the problems that exist in our health care system. TenderCare is proud to be a Federally Qualified Health Center and has several events going on during the week to celebrate us being “Rooted in Community”!

Monday, August 5th: Healthcare for the Homeless Day

We will be donating the toiletries that we collected in July to Circle of Love and making patient care kits with travel size toiletries.

Tuesday, August 6th: Agricultural Worker Health Day

TenderCare is hosting a gardening and nutrition class for the community at TenderCare Clinic of Greensboro at 6:00pm. Greene County Extension is coming to help us learn how to grow our own food. A nutrition demonstration will take place during the class.

Wednesday, August 7th: Patient Appreciation Day

Our Little Free Pantry Ribbon Cutting will be at 10:00am at TenderCare Clinic of Greensboro. Our big project for National Health Center Week is starting a Little Free Pantry in Greene County! The Little Free Pantry program is sort of like a swap-shop for nonperishable food and necessities. A small structure is put in an accessible, safe area for people to “give what they can and take what they need.” Join us for our ribbon cutting!

Thursday, August 8th: Stakeholder Appreciation Day

We will be hosting elected officials and partners in the morning for a brunch reception to give updates on TenderCare and tours of the office. In the evening, a presentation by Dr. Quinn of Oconee Cancer Care is open to all community members. It will take place at the TenderCare Wellness Center at 6:00pm.

Friday, August 9th: Staff Appreciation Day

We are appreciating our staff!!


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about National Health Center Week, contact Laura at 706-454-5183.


Toiletry collection in July for those in need

We are collecting toiletries for patient care kits and for Circle of Love. Circle of Love is a local non-profit that provides services for victims of domestic violence, including a residential shelter for women and children. TenderCare Clinic will be taking donations of travel size toiletries to make toiletry kits for our patients in need, and full size toiletries for Circle of Love’s shelter. You can drop off the toiletries at any TenderCare Clinic location from July 1st – July 31st. Please see the picture below for the exact items that we are collecting. Please do not bring used/opened items, clothes, or shoes! We thank you in advance for supporting the community.

TenderCare Clinic is hosting this drive as part of our National Health Center Week activities to be “Rooted in Communities.” More information about NHCW will be posted soon!


Health Fair on July 20th!

The TenderCare Clinic Health Fair will be held with the Greene County Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM to noon at Greene County High School!

The health fair is open to all community members to learn about living a healthy lifestyle, and the B2SB is open to all students in Greene County schools. We will have FREE dental screenings, vision screenings, hearing screenings, blood pressure readings, blood glucose testing, BMI/Body Composition screenings, allergy testing, HIV testing, haircuts for children, and more!! Many other health-related vendors will be present with information and giveaways as well. Children are able to get free school supplies at the Back to School Bash after going through the health fair. Make sure you come out to the high school for this event to get your family ready to go back to school!!

Sponsors for our health fair: Greene County Health Department, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, Southeastern Lung Care, and Greene Point Health and Rehab.