Since 1994, Mercy Medical Free Clinic has supplied free healthcare to these in Florence County who’re beneath a sure earnings threshold or are uninsured.
Now they’re providing the Mercy Medication Interim Healthcare program to assist individuals who just lately misplaced their jobs or medical health insurance as a result of COVID-19.
Government Director Wayne Jackson stated that they noticed folks of all financial conditions have been being affected financially by the disaster they usually needed to supply a manner to assist.
The interim care program is offering medical and dental care freed from cost till the sufferers can get again to work.
“We understand they might have been making a very good revenue, $30, $40, $50,000 a yr sooner or later after which the following day as a consequence of COVID they’re unemployed and thus they might not have medical insurance both, so we made the choice that we’re going to be their healthcare and dental care supplier,” Jackson stated.
The clinic normally offers healthcare to people who find themselves 200% underneath the federal poverty threshold, however you possibly can apply for the interim care program no matter financial standing.
Jackson mentioned to name Mercy Drugs to use and they’ll ask you to supply some data in your monetary or employment state of affairs after which they may arrange an appointment.
“We are going to course of that software and allow you to know if you happen to qualify or not and hopefully you do when you have that want and we’ll name you in and get you arrange on your first appointment,” Jackson stated.
Jackson mentioned one other objective of this system is to maintain people who find themselves a larger danger for COVID-19 out of emergency rooms by offering main care.
“Preserve them up with remedy of these situations and likewise by way of preventive care and schooling and free medicines that we give people. The objective being to have the ability to hold them wholesome sufficient to resist publicity to the virus and secondarily hold them out of the emergency departments,” Jackson mentioned.
Mercy Medication is a non-revenue that runs fully off of grants and donations.