Summerton receives grant for mobile medical clinic

The City of Summerton’s free Cross My Heart mobile clinic received a $ 1,000 grant from the South Carolina Ports Authority Community Giving Awards to launch the first rural, not-for-profit, car-accessible outreach medical clinic in the area of the Midlands.

The new mobile primary health care facility – 20ft shipping container, mounted on a truck chassis trailer, is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and medical devices that provide the best possible support for care and are compliant. to all temporary and / or permanent care. health codes for mobile health clinic regulations.

Scheduled to begin operations in early 2022, the free Cross My Heart mobile clinic is expected to attract a rotating staff of nursing students enrolled in the region’s accredited nursing education programs under the supervision of a registered nurse practitioner. . A member of the South Carolina Free Clinic Association, the clinic will provide clinical opportunities for students and practice opportunities for faculty. The mission of the free Cross My Heart mobile clinic is to provide quality health care, at no cost, to residents of the community who cannot pay for such services and who do not have health insurance and are in need. of care.

“The mobile clinic is another example of hard work paying off as we seek new and innovative ways to meet the needs of the community,” said Summerton Mayor Mac Bagnal.

The SCPA has awarded $ 205,000 in grants to 111 community and nonprofit organizations across South Carolina as part of its community giving program for fiscal year 2022. The grant marks the clinic’s second award. free mobile Cross My Heart. In August 2021, the project received a $ 10,000 award from the Community Challenge grant program of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).