Betsey Geier

Pictured: Dr. Will Largen and Samantha Wadford, family nurse practitioner

A new medical center – Truesdale Medical Center – opened in North Charleston and will offer both primary medical care and treatment specific to those living with HIV. The center operates in partnership with Palmetto Community Care,  a nonprofit providing complete compassionate HIV care and prevention education awareness in the Charleston area.

The Truesdale Medical Center provides a variety of services, including HIV medical care, HIV primary care, primary care for non-HIV patients, treatments for acute illness and chronic illness as well as gynaecological services, viral hepatitis management and prevention and treatment for other sexually transmitted infections.

“Truesdale Medical Center is committed to providing excellence in health care as well as focusing on complete, compassionate HIV care and preventative medical services,” said Bradley Childs, CEO of Truesdale Medical Center and Executive Director of Palmetto Community Care. “This is a much-needed resource for the community and for HIV-positive clients at Palmetto Community Care.”

Truesdale Medical Center is named in memory of James Edward “Jimmy” Truesdale who passed away on Feb. 12, 2017, at the age of 76. Truesdale was a dedicated supporter of Lowcountry AIDS Services (now Palmetto Community Care) for many years, including serving as president of the board of directors.

Truesdale Medical Center is located at 6296 Rivers Ave., Suite 310 in North Charleston, in the Trident United Way building. It’s open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday; and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 843-266-3870. Learn more about Truesdale Medical Center at