Over 20% of the population in Horry County lives with no health insurance, including the unemployed and those who are employed, but have no health coverage. Many live in rural areas and have no transportation or access to healthcare services.
The current economic outlook makes their needs even more urgent.
Most individuals screened through the HEALTHREACH program have no medical insurance and no family physician. Their medical care is obtained in the hospital emergency room. Through these screenings, we hope to discover their medical problems and educate them on proper treatment to remain healthy and active.
HEALTHREACH is funded by donations from the Conway Medical Center Foundation. HEALTHREACH services includes and/or supports:
- Services to over 10,000 adults and approximately 1,000 children in Horry County
- Screenings and education for the underserved and indigent population free of charge.
- Conway Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Initiative
- CMC Smart Snacks Program, a food and nutrition program for children in the Horry County School District. Elementary aged children in need at Waccamaw Elementary, Homewood Elementary, Midland Elementary, and Conway Elementary receive nutritious snacks every weekend during the school year.
- The CMC Mammography Initiative. Providing free mammograms for individuals ages 40-47 who are uninsured and do not qualify for government assistance.
HEALTHREACH also provides:
- FREE Community Screenings:
*Fingerstick Full Lipid Panel (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, and Blood Sugar)
- Specialty Screenings: Thyroid and Prostate
- Flu Clinics
- Community Education Classes: CPR, Quit Smart Smoking Cessation, and Safe Sitter.
- Horry County Worksite Screenings
- Corporate Wellness Screening
See calendar below for dates.
For a list of all classes and events offered click here.
HEALTHREACH Coordinator, Janie Smith, RN 843-347-8068
HEALTHREACH Educator, Stacey Mott 843-234-5019.