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Free Clinics in South Carolina

South Carolina’s low income population doesn’t have to be without the medical care it deserves. With the state’s abundance of small towns and vast rural expanses, there are many South Carolina residents in need of easier, more affordable access to doctors and health care professionals. For those who have no insurance or are recipients of Healthy Connections coverage, being able to locate a free or inexpensive source of health care would be of immense assistance. That’s why they call it public assistance, after all. The knowledge of these clinics and any other money saving government service should be more widespread, therefore we hope you find this article in some roundabout, unexpected way that changes your life.

While reading a nonfiction story a few weeks ago, I came across a piece of information that rings true for many Americans: “…no one tells you this stuff,” the author said in regards to public assistance for food and paying bills. We care. Therefore, we do tell you this stuff. South Carolina residents have at least one community health center or clinic per county, and if not in your county, the next one over. Whether named a Community Health Center or a Medical Clinic, there are facilities offering health care services for free to people with a very low income or on a sliding scale if your income allows.

These centers are staffed with health care professionals and operated by nonprofit organizations with a mission to help people who are uninsured, members of a public health program, elderly, mentally ill, children, chronically ill, homeless, and/or migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families. As these groups typically face many barriers when attempting to receive health care, these centers offer primary care and preventive services to help them stay well.

 

South Carolina Primary Health Care Association Centers

 

HopeHealth, Inc.

Address: 600 E. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29506

 

Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.
Address: 721 North Okatie, Highway 170, Ridgeland, SC 29936

 

Black River Healthcare, Inc.
Address: 12 W. South Street, Manning, South Carolina 29102

 

Carolina Health Centers, Inc.
Address: 311 Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646

 

CareSouth Carolina, Inc.

Address: 1268 South 4th Street, Hartsville, SC 29550

 

Community Medicine Foundation, Inc.
Address: 1131 Saluda Street, Rock Hill, SC 29731

 

Eau Claire Cooperative Health Services, Inc.

Address: 1228 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204

 

Family Health Centers, Inc.

Address: 3310 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115

 

Franklin C. Fetter, Inc.

Address: 51 Nassau Street, Charleston, SC 29406

 

Health Care Partners of South Carolina, Inc.
Address: 1608 North Main Street, Conway, SC 29526

 

Little River Medical Center

Address: 4303 Live Oak Drive, Little River, SC 29566

 

Low Country Health Care Systems, Inc.
Address: 333 Revolutionary Trail, Fairfax, SC 29827

 

Margaret J. Weston Medical Center, Inc.
Address: 4645 Augusta Road, Clearwater, SC 29822

 

New Horizon Family Health Services
Address: 130 Mallard Street, Greenville, SC 29601

 

ReGenesis Community Health Center, Inc.
Address: 750 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

 

St. James – Santee Family Health, Inc.
Address: 1189 Tibwin Road, McClellanville, SC 29458

 

Sumter Family Health Center, Inc.

Address: 1278 North Lafayette Drive, Sumter, SC 29150

 

Sandhills Medical Foundation, Inc.

Address: Highway 1 South, McBee, SC 29101

 

South Carolina Free Clinic Association Centers

 

Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County
244 Greenville Street
Aiken, SC 29801
Phone: 803.226.0631

Anderson Free Clinic
414 N. Fant St.
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: 864.226.1294
FAX: 864.261.4543

Honea Path (satellite)
34 N. Main St.
Anderson, SC 29654
Phone: 864.226.1294
FAX: 864.261.4543

Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
15 Northridge Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Phone: 843.681.6612
FAX: 843.681.6614

Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort
1402 King Street
Beaufort, SC
Phone: 843.470.9088

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic
3226 Maybank Highway, Suite A
Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone: 843.266.9800
FAX: 843.266.9801

Crisis Ministries Health Clinic
573 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29413-0038
Phone: 843.723.9477
FAX: 843.723.7563

Dream Center Clinic
5505 N. Rhett Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: 843.375.1099
FAX: 843.767.7563

Harvest Free Medical Clinic
1670 Drydock Avenue, Bldg 10B
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: 843.747.3526
FAX: 843.747.3527

Good Samaritan Medical Clinic
139 Church Street
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: 803.385.6332
FAX: 803.385.3243

Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic
32 Foundry Hill Road
Cheraw, SC 29520

Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County
203 Grove Street
Darlington, SC 29532
Phone: 843.398.0060
FAX: 843.398.0401

Hartsville (satellite)
500 W. Carolina Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550
Phone: 843.332.0422
FAX: 843.332.5445

Peachtree Medical Center
200 Ridge Medical Plaza Road
Edgefield, SC 29824
Phone: 803.637.3630

Mercy Medicine Clinic
514E South Dargan St
Florence, SC 29506
Phone: 843.667.9947
Phone: 843.667.5023
FAX: 843.667.0455

Smith Medical Clinic at Baskerville
116 Baskerville Dr
Pawleys Island, SC
Phone: 843.237.2672
FAX: 843.237.0369

Greenville Free Medical Clinic
600 Arlington Ave
Greenville, SC
Phone: 864.232.1470 (ext 25)
FAX: 864.233.4599

Northwest Crescent Free Clinic (satellite)

Northwest Crescent Child & Family Center

925 N Franklin Road
Greenville, SC 29617

Phone: 864.232.1470 (ext 60)

Greer Free Clinic (satellite)
J Verne Smith Human Service Center
202 Victoria Street
Greer, SC 29650
Phone: 864.232.1470 (ext 65 )

Golden Strip Free Clinic (satellite)
Golden Strip Child & Family Center
1102 Howard Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Phone: 864.232.1470 (ext 55)

Taylors Free Medical Clinic
400 W Main Street
Taylors, SC 29687
Phone: 864.244.1134
FAX: 864.244.1135

Greenwood Free Clinic
1404 Edgefield Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: 864.942.0500
FAX: 864.229.0332

Clinica Gratis at Community Initiatives, Inc
647 Grier Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: 864.223.7472

Friendship Free Medical Clinic and Pharmacy
1396 Highway 544
Conway, SC 29526
Phone: Main-843.347.7199
Patient line -843.347.7178
FAX: 843.347.7180

Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County
110 E DeKalb Street
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: 803.713.0806
FAX: 803.713.0526

Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County
PO Box 1535
Clinton, SC 29325
Phone: 864.833.0017
FAX: 864.833.0709

Clinica El Buen Samaritano
1303 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: 803.790.0239

Med Mission
Dr. Suzy Schwab, Medical Director
PO Box 1661
Lexington, SC 29071
medmissionsouthcarolina@yahoo.com

Helping Hands Free Medical Clinic
518 South Main Street
Mullins, SC 29574
Phone: 843.464.0938

Free Medical Clinic of Newberry County
2568 Kinard Street
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: 803.276.6665
FAX: 803.276.6667

Oconee County
Rosa Clark Free Medical Clinic
Vickie Thompson, Ex. Dir.
210 Oak Street
Seneca, SC 29678
Phone: 864-882-4664

Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic
860 Holly St.
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: 803-534-7200
Fax: 803.543.8899

Clemson Free Clinic
105 Anderson Hwy
Clemson, SC 29633
Phone: 864.654.8277

Samaritan Health Clinic of Pickens County
PO Box 1452
Pickens, SC 29671
Phone: 864.855.0853 (ext 26)
FAX: 864.855.5582

Clinica El Buen Samaritano
7915 Old Percival Rd
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: 803.790.0239

The Free Medical Clinic
1875 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803.765.1503
FAX: 803.779.6178

St Luke’s Free Medical Clinic
PO Box 3466
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Phone: 864.542.2273
FAX: 864.597.0413

Woodruff Free Medical Clinic
340 Woodruff Street
Woodruff, SC 29388
Phone: 864.476.8067

The Early Learning Partnership of York County
403 Withers Building
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 29733
Phone: 803.323.2180
FAX: 803.323.4960

Palmetto Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
235 S Herlong Ave
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: 803.366.6337
FAX: 803.324.4819

 

Community Health Centers by County

 

 

 

Sources:

 

1. South Carolina Primary Health Care Association. “Health Centers”. http://www.scphca.org/health-centers/health-center-list.aspx.

2. South Carolina Free Clinic Association. “Find a Clinic”. http://www.scfreeclinics.org/findaclinic.html.

3. South Carolina Department of Health & Human Services. “Community Health Centers”. PDF.

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