Coming To Columbia, 2 Days Only: Free Medical Services

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August 5-6, 2011

Carolina Coliseum

701 Assembly Street, Columbia, 29201 (Google Map)

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Friday, August 5, 2011)

6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday, August 6, 2011)
*Dental services will be provided for 36 hours continuously

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this two-day event is to provide health care services including medical, dental, and vision care to the uninsured, underserved and general population, while connecting people to ongoing healthcare and a medical home. The focus will be on those with pain and current health needs. The event will be very similar to an event that was held in Greenville last summer.

EVENT DETAILS:

Anyone suffering from medical ailments, dental problems or in need of vision exams is welcome to attend. Patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis and there are no guarantees that everyone who shows up will be seen.

There are a number of ways the community can participate in SC Mission 2011. The event will need clinicians (nurses, doctors and others), translators, and general volunteers to help with patient flow, patient check-ins/checkouts, and food, among other tasks. Please volunteer through the United Way website.

Check out last year’s mission in Greenville:

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SUPPORTERS:

South Carolina Hospital Association, AccessHealth, SCPalmetto Health, Providence Hospitals, Lexington Medical, Kershaw Health, Newberry County Memorial Hospital, The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties Hospital, Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Fairfield Memorial Hospital, United Way of the Midlands, DHEC, Midlands Technical College, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of SC, Virginia College and the University of South Carolina, Welvista, DHEC Region 3 and SC Optometric Physicians Association

CONTACT: Bridgett Molony at United Way, [email protected]

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