This year, Taylors Free Medical Clinic is planning our 2017 Annual Banquet, to be held on April 11th from 6:30-9:00pmand it is crucial that we have committed involvement and support from our community. These challenging times place us in a vial position to be compassionate hands to those in our community. We need your help to reach our goal for filling every seat at every table on Tuesday April 11th, 2017. We look forward to sharing the inspiring message of Guest Speaker, Booby Richardson, with all those in attendance.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, and as a gift to our sponsors we will be holding a private reception from 5:30-6:15 at the T.D. Convention Center. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and our keynote speaker, please visit: http://www.taylorsfmc.org/
The primary mission of Taylors Free Medical Clinic (TFMC) is to understand and to serve the body, mind and spirit needs of the medically excluded and their households who live or work in the greater Taylors area. TFMC is dedicated to providing quality free health care to eligible individuals in an environment that exemplifies a “Culture of Caring”. Taylors Free Medical Clinic was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in the State of South Carolina on October 2, 2004, and opened for business on July 25, 2005. Alliances and memberships have been established with the South Carolina Free Medical Clinic Association, the National Free Clinic Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association, the Pharmacy Association of South Carolina, the Community Health Network, SCANPO, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), The Lions Club, and Volunteers in Medicine.
Our patients are good people in need of help, surviving on limited resources. They exhibit great courage simply trying to get through each day. We recognize the strengths of those in need and respect their dignity on a non-discriminating basis. Since opening on July 25, 2005, we have been able to meet the needs of the uninsured in our community. Our current patient population is 47% Caucasian, 33% Hispanic, 16% African American, 1% Asian, 1% Native American, and 2% other. Volunteer translators serve each hour the clinic is open to the public.
TFMC exists to fill the community need for free medical services, including pharmaceuticals and specialty clinics. Current program initiatives are to assure preventive health services, primary and specialty, to the community and to coordinate outreach services with local hospitals, physicians and social services. We offer specialty clinics in Surgery, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Dermatology, Neurology, Cardiology, Physical Therapy, Counseling and Chiropractic. By offering these services to our patients, we provide them with comprehensive health services that would otherwise be unattainable to them and we reduce the work-load on area emergency rooms.
Since opening in July of 2005, we have screened and serviced over 4,300 patients. We have a pharmacy that dispenses medication free of charge to our patients. In 2016, we dispensed almost 21,000 prescriptions in our pharmacy and provided over 4,000 medical patient visits.