LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC — Pelions medical clinic got the go-ahead Tuesday to expand its two-year-old facility.
Lexington County Council signed off on the $100,000 project after clinic officials said demand for medical and dental care is mushrooming.
Clinic staff provided care to 5,000 patients last year, twice the level expected since its opening in 2011, officials said.
It definitely demonstrates untapped demand, associate administrator Ron Johnson said.
The expansion, which would add four rooms for medical use, could be finished this fall, county economic development director Ron Scott said.
The clinic is a partnership between the county and the Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers.
Its focus is on medical care for low- and moderate-income families and migrant workers.
The care it offers is a Godsend in the largely rural southwest corner of the county, Pelion Mayor Charles Haggard said.