There is not a free clinic in my county, or they don't offer the service that I need. Can I come to the Greenville Free Clinic?
No, only Greenville County residents (with verification of a current address) are eligible to be patients. Please refer to the website of the South Carolina Free Clinic Association to determine the free clinic in your area.
I have Medicaid, but it doesn't cover dental. Can I receive dental services at the Clinic?
No, our Clinic is for those with NO medical or dental insurance or coverage or access to care. Unfortunately, we recognize that there are still many gaps in services for individuals who need services not provided with their current coverage.
Can I make an appointment?
No, we do not schedule appointments. Walk-in medical and dental slots are given out on a first come, first served basis. The number of patients we can see on a walk-in basis on any given day depends on the number of volunteer providers that are scheduled. Some follow-up and/or specialty visits may be scheduled to come back on certain days.
Why must I provide income verification for everybody that lives where I do?
Eligibility to be a Greenville Free Medical Clinic patient includes patients in a household at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. These rates, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are based on household size. We must have current written documentation of any income or assistance for any member living at the household address in order for a patient to be seen.
I am homeless. How do I provide verification of an address?
Written verification (dated within one month) of the patient's current address (with their name, such as a bill or official mail) is required. If a person is staying in a shelter or on the streets, they may be eligible for the Healthcare for Homeless program, operated under a federally-funded program by New Horizon Family Health Services.