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SUPPORT SERVICES

For many patients, social challenges play a huge role in their health and their health outcomes. Individuals facing inadequate food supplies are at a greater risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Individuals facing transportation challenges may have difficulty getting their medication or getting to their appointment.

Our outreach team is available to assist you with connecting to existing community resources that can help address needs that may be a barrier to your health and well-being.

Our outreach team helps connect individuals and families to resources including:

843-231-0470 Little River
843-360-0155 South Strand/ Myrtle Beach
843-360-2617 Carolina Forest
843-602-6159 Loris
843-663-8164 Health Access

If you need assistance with our sliding fee program, outreach team members will be happy to assist you.

For individuals over 65 and the disabled, our Benefits Enrollment Center offers a quick screening that can determine if you are eligible for assistance such as:

Through these proactive screenings, 68% of individuals and families identify at least one need that may be impacting their health.

Our knowledgeable outreach team provides confidential referrals for each individual or family. They will also follow-up with you to make certain you have received the requested assistance.

Parents as Teachers

We offer the parents and caregivers of our youngest patients support through programs that provide support and encouragement for learning, development and contribute to the health of their children. Parents as Teachers is designed to help you address any parenting concerns. We partner you with one of our parent educators who makes regular personal home visits during your child’s earliest years in life. Our parent educator will equip you with knowledge and resources to prepare your child, from prenatal through age 3, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school.

The program consists of:

Our parent educators will also help you to connect with existing community resources including assistance with insurance, food, medication and more.

The results are a thriving family and children who are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. To learn more about Parents as Teachers, please call 843.663.8269.

WIC

Eligible parents and caregivers can sign up for WIC services at our Loris and South Strand sites. WIC is a nutrition program that provides health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge to South Carolina families who qualify.

Our WIC team provides personalized nutrition education and support to help you feed your family in a nutritious way.

In addition to nutritional support, they provide:

During summer months, women and children that have been certified to receive WIC are eligible to participate in the WIC FMNP. WIC participants will receive (5) $5 checks ($25) to purchase South Carolina grown, unprocessed fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs at approved local farmers’ markets and farm stands throughout the state of SC.

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or recently had a baby, and children from infancy to their 5th birthday are eligible for WIC enrollment.

To qualify for WIC you must:

To learn more about WIC services and how our team can assist you, please call 843.716.6477.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 02/06/2020
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