Sickle Cell Services
We have new offices in eastern North Carolina! See our locations and contact info below!
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. SCD causes symptoms ranging from pain, to organ damage, to anemia. In the United States, sickle cell disease is most prevalent among African Americans, although it can be found in people of all races. About one in 12 African Americans carry the sickle cell trait, which means they are carriers of the disease. In addition, 1 of every 400 African Americans have sickle cell disease. People of Hispanic and Asian descent are also disproportionately affected by the disease.
Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency serves several areas throughout North Carolina. We have offices in the Piedmont region, the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area and parts of eastern North Carolina. Our service area includes the following counties: Alamance, Carteret, Caswell, Craven, Cumberland, Forsyth, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Mecklenburg, Pamlico, Randolph, Robeson, Rockingham and Wayne counties.
Newborn Screening: We provide free testing for sickle cell trait and sickle cell disease in our service area
Genetic Counseling: Genetic counseling is provided to individuals with sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait and other related genetic disorders. This service allows our clients to understand how the disease is inherited so they can make informed child-bearing decisions
Case Management: Clients participate in a comprehensive case management program. Our case managers develop all-encompassing plans in order to provide medical services, referrals, education, transportation and even emergency financial assistance in order to ensure the highest quality of life for our clients
Summer Enrichment Camp: PHSSCA sponsors a week-long summer camp each year for children ages 6 through 15 in North Carolina with sickle cell disease. The camp is designed to foster independence and social skills by allowing campers to participate in a variety of recreational activities in a medically supervised environment--all while having a great summer camp experience!.
High Point Office
Serving Alamance, Caswell, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties
Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Office
Serving Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke and Robeson counties
Serving Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones,
Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne counties