Resources

South Carolina Hispanic Outreach

The goal of South Carolina Hispanic Outreach is to celebrate the Hispanic/Latino community by improving quality of life and encouraging empowerment and self-reliance. They provide services for health education, prevention, and screening, financial education, domestic violence, soft skills development, English education, and other community programs. The South Carolina Hispanic Outreach also provides free referrals and counseling in legal, social, health, employment, and educational matters. These programs are all offered in Spanish. By building cultural competence in the community, the Latino/Hispanic population can be better connected to the services that they need.

Clinics’ Addresses and Phone Numbers:

803-419-5112

827 WildWood Ave Suite 200

Columbia SC 29203

 

Good Samaritan Clinic 

The Good Samaritan Clinic is a free clinic with five offices in South Carolina. They offer a variety of services for general health. Their goal is to serve as a link between the Hispanic population and the healthcare system. To help this population, they offer interpretation and other services in an environment connected to their culture and language. They provide medical assistance to anyone who needs it.

The services include general medical evaluations, diagnostic tests, prenatal care, women’s health, chronic disease management, physical exams for sports, and education about nutrition, diabetes, and hypertension.

Clinics’ Addresses and Phone Numbers:

Columbia Clinic

803-790-0239, 803-358-8339 ext. 3

7915 Old Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29223

West Columbia Clinic

803-358-8339 ext. 3

1316 Leaphart Street, West Columbia, SC 29169

Lexington Clinic

803-358-8339 ext. 6

216 Harmon Street Lexington, SC 29072

Chapin Clinic  

803-358-8339 ext. 4

1808 Chapin Road, Chapin, SC 29036

Edisto Island Clinic

803-358-8339 ext. 5

1589 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438

 

Hands On Health SC

This is a website both in Spanish and in English that contains links to health websites geared toward the Latino community.

The resources on this website include:

1)     Go Local-South Carolina 

 

Here you can find a link to Local Health Services called Go Local-SC: Servicios de Salud that provides a directory of resources managed by Hands on Health-SC, an organized community from the University of Medicine of South Carolina concerned with the health and well-being of others.

 2)    NIH MedlinePlus Salud

This link talks about current topics and news. There is also a Health magazine that can be viewed in both Spanish and English. It has resources to keep you up to date on the latest COVID-19 news as well as other developments in the medical community. Here, you can find interviews with people who may come from similar backgrounds and share similar medical histories. This magazine is free on the internet.

 3)    Tu Otro Médico 

Tuotromedico.com is a full Spanish medical encyclopedia and contains answers to medical questions that you or a loved one might have. The contents of this resource are managed by trustworthy people who have had experience in healthcare. This is not meant to be a resource for self-diagnosis, but a resource rather to help you understand some symptoms that you might be experiencing as a result of a medical condition that you may need to discuss with a doctor.

 4)    Oficina de Salud de las Minorías

This resource provides information on the Office of Minority Health (OMH) which is concerned with protecting and promoting the health of minority populations. More information and resources about what the OMH can do to help you can be found on this website.

 5)    Unidos US 

Unidos US provides information about Covid 19 that would benefit the Latino community.

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Our Lady of Mercy (Nuestra Señora de la Merced) offers services to residents of Charleston county (including James, Johns, and Wadmalaw islands), Berkeley county, and Dorchester county. This organization provides dental, gynecological, prenatal, and educational services, blood pressure and diabetes testing, and yoga classes. Our Lady of Mercy welcomes people without insurance, those without the means to pay, and those experiencing homelessness.

 

They offer services for free or at low cost. For more information about available programs, call 843-559-4493.

Clinics’ Addresses and Phone Numbers:

Neighborhood House

843-805-8064

77 & 79 America St.

Charleston SC 29403

 

The Outreach

843-559-4109

1684 Brownswood Dr. ​

Johns Island SC 29455

 

 
 

PASOs Conexiones de Salud

PASOs Health Connections help all members of Latino households, including men, women, and children, by connecting them with comprehensive health care and other needed services. These services include health education, prescription assistance, reproductive health services, assistance with paying medical bills, connection to specialty care, establishing a medical home, and receiving necessary medical services. PASOs not only helps to gain access to medical services, but they also take into account the social and environmental factors of every situation. This includes support in nutritional and social spheres through programs like Medicaid, SNAP, and WIC. The main goal of PASOs Health Connections is to help Latinos achieve quality and holistic care.

Addresses and Phone Numbers:

(803) 777-0188

 

730 Devine Street

Columbia, SC 29208

 

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is dedicated to the sexual health and reproductive rights of women and men. Providers worry for all of their patients, have resources for patient rights, and offer free Spanish interpreters. Their services include abortions, contraceptives, STD tests and treatments, and other services related to pregnancy and sexual health. If you do not have insurance, Planned Parenthood uses a sliding scale of cost in order to determine a price that the patient is able to pay.

You can see the hours of operation and make an appointment here, or you can call at 803-256-4908.

Números de Teléfono:

803-256-4908

 

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

The mission of this group is to defend and support survivors of sexual assault and abuse and educate the community to identify and prevent sexual violence.

Services:

  • 24-Hour Hotline

  • 24-hour accompaniment in the hospital

  • Accompaniment and legal defense

  • Information and referral to the appropriate agencies

  • In-person crisis intervention

  • Individual counseling

  • Support groups

  • Interpretation services

  • Training for professionals on issues related to sexual assault and abuse

  • Education and awareness for the community

  • Volunteer opportunities

 

* All STSM services are free and confidential *

Clinics' Addresses and Phone Numbers:

Richland Office

3830 Forest Drive, Suite 201

Columbia, South Carolina, 29204

Lexington Office

711 East East Main Street, Suite C

Lexington, South Carolina 29072

Clarendon Office

16B North Brooks Street

Manning, South Carolina 29102

Sumter Office

21 North Harvin Street

Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Newberry Office

1530 Main Street, Suite 104

Newberry, South Carolina 29108

24 Hour Hotline

803-771-RAPE (7273)

Hotline of the National Network Against Rape and Incest:

1-800-656-4673

 

WellsPartners Dental and Eye Clinic

WellPartners is a system of four free clinics for adults and children in the Midlands. These clinics provide a variety of services to help with dental and vision health. If you live below the poverty line and do not have dental or eye care insurance, you can visit one of these clinics for help.

 

Dental health is very important because it is connected to other diseases. WellPartners can help you to maintain good dental health. The dental services that they provide include full mouth examinations, emergency exams, blood pressure/temperature evaluations, radiograph film, Panorex film, sedative temporary restoration, amalgam restoration, composite restoration, simple and surgical extractions, adult prophylaxis with periodontal exam, gross debridement, scaling, and fluoride treatment.

 

Eye health is very related to your quality of life. Also, vision problems are a factor in many car accidents and accidents in the home. The WellPartners eye health clinic provides free and comprehensive eye care. Additionally, they have services like eye and vision exams, prescriptions, glasses, dilation, glaucoma screenings, refraction, retinal photography, and visual field exams.

Clinics’ Addresses and Phone Numbers:

WellPartners Adult and Children’s Dental - Lexington

Adultos: 803-888-3270

Niños: 803-888-3271

Lexington County Health Department- Red Bank Crossing

1070 S. Lake Drive, Suite B

Lexington, SC 29073

WellPartners Children's Dental Clinic - Richland

803-888-1590

Richland County Health Department

2000 Hampton Street, Suite 4090

Columbia, SC 29204

WellPartners Adult Eye Care Clinic - Richland

803-888-1692

Richland County Health Department

2000 Hampton Street, Suite 3145

Columbia, SC 29204

WellPartners Adult Dental Clinic – Richland

803-888-1690

Richland County Health Department

2000 Hampton Street, Suite 3145

Columbia, SC 29204

 

The Wright Wellness Center

The Wright Wellness Center is a center dedicated to sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health. It was founded in 1994 by the African American HIV/AIDS Council and provides sexual health services that include HIV and Hepatitis C rapid tests, tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis, and education and resources about sexual health. STD tests are free every 90 days, and the clinic offers free to low cost treatment. The clinic is open for testing Monday to Friday between 9AM to 11AM, and between 1PM to 3PM Monday to Thursday.

Address and Phone Number:

(803) 254-6644

info@wright-wellness.org

 

1813 Laurel Street

Columbia SC 29201