CARES Primary Care Clinic

CARES Primary Care Clinic

Services

CARES Clinic provides the following care for our patients:

  • Primary care
  • Patient education
  • Women’s health
  • Immunizations
  • Specialty nights
  • Referrals for laboratory, diagnostic testing and specialty care

Eligibility

CARES Clinic patients must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • No active insurance (those insured under Medicare or Medicaid do not qualify)
  • 18 years or older

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Specialty Nights

OB-GYN Night

This night is designed to give our female patients more personalized care for their specific reproductive and gynecological needs. This night is designed to serve the primary care side of this specialty. There will be residents and physicians on hand who have more experience dealing with these issues and questions. This night can be used to address routine care such as birth control, recommended yearly pelvic exams, recommended yearly pap smears, STD testing, and other problems specific to female care. The night is held monthly.

Spanish Specialty Night

This night is designed to provide more personalized service for our Spanish-speaking patient population. The office staff, students, and physician on duty that night will all either be native speakers, fluent in Spanish, or have extensive training in the language. This can help to alleviate some cultural discomfort. It will also help to avoid any miscommunication between the medical providers and the patients, resulting in better care. The night is held monthly.

Fight for Sight Night

This night is designed to provide specific vision care for patients. Ophthalmologists will be on site to perform more in-depth vision screening than would normally be performed in a primary care office. They will be able to assess vision needs, provide treatment for problems related specifically to the eye, and screen for potentially dangerous deficits. This will give more specialization to our care. This clinic is held annually.

Diabetes Night

This night is designed to provide special attention for our diabetic patients. Their blood sugar and HbA1C will be checked on-site that night to address any problems that may exist. Nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and students will be on hand to provide nutritional counseling, cooking options, and advice on major problems that may be unique to diabetic patients. This clinic is held four times a year.

Orthopaedic Night

This night is designed to provide special attention to patients with musculoskeletal injuries or needs. An orthopaedist will be on site to evaluate each patient and determine an appropriate plan of care. This clinic is held monthly.

Patient Resources

South Carolina Drug Card

We are South Carolina Drug Card, a free prescription drug card program partnered with the South Carolina Medical Association & South Carolina Nurses Association. We work with hospitals, women’s clinics & pregnancy centers, colleges, chambers of commerce, as well as community outreach programs, such as South Carolina Kidney Foundation, Cancer Services, Brain Injury Association SC, Habitat for Humanity, Hands on Health SC, cancer, diabetes, & AIDS support, Senior Resource SC, Safe House, ministries, literacy programs, etc., to help reach the uninsured and underinsured in our state to afford their prescription medications. Savings with our drug card can be up to 30 to 75 percent off retail price for most brand & generic FDA-approved medications. Our card is completely free to everyone. We are HIPAA compliant. No information is gathered and anyone can use our card, including those on Medicare Part D, once in the donut hole, or for prescriptions not otherwise covered. 

CARTA Public Transportation 

CARTA stands for: Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority. CARTA offers Fixed-route, Flex Service, Express commute service, and Paratransit service throughout the Charleston Metropolitan area, including The Trolley (DASH) service in the Historic Peninsula area of the Charleston.

This site provides information about how the system can take you almost anywhere your life takes you in the Charleston Metro area including work, shopping, hospitals, schools, and much more.

Emergencies

In the event of an emergency, call 911.