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$1.8M Grant Provides Thousands Of Women Contraceptive Care at LRMC

Nearly 18,000 women have received contraceptive care at Little River Medical Center locations over the last five years thanks to grants totaling $1.8 million through South Carolina nonprofit New Morning. The care — which includes birth control, family planning education and counseling — helps women who are uninsured, underinsured or low income. Pam Davis, CEO …

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LRMC’s Self-Monitoring Hypertension Program

One in three American adults has high blood pressure which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the US. The American Health Association recommends self-monitoring for all people with high blood pressure. Self-monitoring assists healthcare providers in determining whether treatments are working. LRMC’s self-monitoring hypertension …

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Hundreds of at-home rapid COVID-19 tests & N-95 masks distributed

In just one month, Little River Medical Center, Horry County’s largest community health center, has distributed hundreds of at-home rapid COVID-19 tests and N-95 masks across their service area. Test kits and masks were provided free of charge to the community through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) COVID-19 Testing Supply Program. While COVID-19 …

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USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits

USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits First Update in More Than 45 Years Reflects Current Cost Realities WASHINGTON, August 16, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. As a result, the average SNAP …

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2021 Special Enrollment Period Access Extended to August 15 on HealthCare.gov for Marketplace Coverage

President Biden announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending access to the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) until August 15 – giving consumers additional time to take advantage of new savings through the American Rescue Plan. This action provides new and current enrollees an additional three months to enroll or re-evaluate …

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Well-Child Visits and how to keep our kids safe

In recent months, families have been doing their part by staying at home as much as possible to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As communities open up, it’s important your child goes in for their well-child visit. These well-child visits are essential for many reasons, including: Tracking growth and development including milestones, social behaviors, …

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