FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF DARLINGTON COUNTY

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 203 Grove St Darlington SC 29532 USA

Mission: PROVIDING PRIMARY MEDICAL CARE, MEDICATIONS AND PASTORAL SUPPORT TO QUALIFYING INDIGENT PATIENTS SERVES AS A MEDICAL SCREENING AND REFERRAL SOURCE TO THE COMMUNITY AND OTHER SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I work at the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County and can certainly witness to the wonderful ministry of the clinic. Many individual lives are helped both spiritually and medically through the help of volunteer doctors, nurses and clerical volunteers. It fulfills such an important need in our community for those who draw some type of income (employment, unemployment, disability, etc.) but do not have any health insurance, even for those trying to find work. Free doctor visits and medicines are available for those that qualify. The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County is such a positive asset to our county because it improves the quality of an individuals health and prevents many from having to go to the emergency room. It is a great place to work and see someone's life enriched by love, compassion and better health.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization delivering a worthy service to needy individuals. I can't imagine not having the free clinic in Darlington County.

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I have witnessed the results of this organizion as a board member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get its funding increased.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County is such a blessing to the people of the communities it serves. It is wonderful to see God's hand working in the lives of our patients and providing the needs for the clinic all along the way. We are blessed to have so many caring volunteers that give so much of there time and the many people who help in so many other ways.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being able to pray with patients and see there needs being met.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Tell as many people as I could about them

Rating: 5 stars  

The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County is a wonderful asset to our community. I have found in my years of voluteering a wonderful avenue for growing in the opportunity to love my neighbor as myself. The best part of the clinic is that every patient and potential patient is treated not just with the dignity of being a human being, but with the care and concern of being a neighbor. By such an attitude of concern all involved, doctors, staff, volunteers and patients are brought together from all walks of life, not only towards the end goal of patient care, but towards the greater goal of neaghbor care.

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My favorite experience with volunteering with the clinic is the ablity to bring real tangible help catered to a real person in a real life situation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would fiand a way to let more people know about it not only from a patient use stand point, but also as worthwhile place to be involved, volunteer and make a real impact on a real human being in a real situation.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Quality healthcare in a caring environment. Grassroots mentality that tackles health problems of the day without the overhead associated with modern medicine. Christian organization that follows Biblical principles of love, responsibility, and healing. If all of our healthcare offices borrowed from the DarCo FMC, we would have a much healthier community and nation.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing former patients of the clinic have healthier outcomes after leaving the clinic.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Incorporate Pastoral follow up for each patient.

Rating: 5 stars  

Caring, professional, faithful ministry to those in need. Excellent quality of care in a loving environment.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The reports from those we serve

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase visibility

Rating: 5 stars  

The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County is comprised of doctors, nurses, volunteers, and very few paid personel. The clinic is based on Christian service to the community and anyone who qualifies for health care that they cannot afford, the Clinic is there for them. It is for those who are uninsured, no Medicaid/Medicare and are either working or trying to find work. It has been a blessing for this county. We are proud of all the doctors and nurses who give of their time to provide the health care needed. Also, the medicines are free if they are available. If not, then the Clinic volunteers help find the drug companies who will provide the more expensive drugs. I cannot say enough about what this means to our community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By the caring doctors and nurses who give up their own time to help the ones who are unable to help themselves right now.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask for more volunteers.

Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering with the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County is one of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences of my life.
I have never worked anywhere that the love of Christ was so evident. The people who work there or donate to the clinic in any way do so for one reason only and that is the desire to help others.
The people who have need of the services there are so loving and patient with us when the needs are great and the wait sometimes seems long. The clinic provides a vital service to our community that can't be found anywhere else with the love and respect shown to all who come. Smiles and laughter and hugs are commonplace there.

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I have seen the clinic grow physically and in patient numbers under the loving guidance of Kathy Baxley. So many people who would not have anywhere else to go for help, have received care and medicines and equipment that they desperately needed. Most importantly, the patients are regularly prayed for according to their needs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more people experience the joy of volunteering with this clinic or by helping in anyway possible to keep it available to all in need.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has served thousands of people in need of in Darlington County over the years. The staff and volunteers give not only their time but their hearts and love for all that grace their doors of the clinics. There is no telling with unlimited resources what this organization could do for the health of the community of Darlington.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the staff care for each and everyone individual who comes thru the clinic's door.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more funding and resources.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

The company I work with provided a grant the past several years.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 4 stars  

I have volunteered in the Darlington office of the Free Medical Clinic since it was opened. I have been so impressed with the staff. Not only are they experienced and good in their professions, they are also extremely supportive of any patient who comes or calls the clinic. Everyone is treated with dignity and if they do not meet the requirements for coming to the clinic, staff refers them to other sources of help. Staff manage a large number of volunteer doctors, nurses and clerical people to make certain that medical needs of patients are met.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping those folks who do not have insurance or means to pay for medical expenses to get first rate services in this area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make certain that "house-keeping" personel is available more often.

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