CARES Medical Clinic

CARES Clinic with MUSC Logo

CARES is a nonprofit, student-run organization that provides free medical care to uninsured residents of South Carolina. Since 2005, the CARES Clinic has been operated and managed by professional students of MUSC with direction and medical supervision from volunteer licensed medical providers. CARES has a dual mission of service to vulnerable populations and educating future generations of healthcare professionals; both aims converge on a vision of advancing health equity for all people while providing a high standard of care and addressing health-related social needs for all patients.

The CARES Medical Clinic has been awarded several distinctions, including multiple acknowledgements from the Medical University of South Carolina "MUSC Gives Back - University Wide Organization Community Volunteer Award for Student Organizations" and the national award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2021 by the Association for Prevention, Teaching, and Research.