SC Mission 2013 has more than 1,300 patient interactions

August 3, 2013 

— There were more than 1,300 patient interactions at the SC Mission 2013 on Friday and Saturday.

Patients received healthcare, eye care, prescriptions and women’s care, including pap smears and mammograms. This year dental was not offered at the event, which was held at the South Carolina State Fair grounds.

The SC Mission aims to meet the needs of residents who are underserved an uninsured. There were about 1,000 clinical and non-clinical volunteers including about 500 healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and optometrists.

Total patients:

Medical patients: 600

Eye care patients: 589

Eyeglasses: 537

Mammogram: 85

HIV tests: 49

Prescriptions filled: 545

Pap smears: 108

Cassie Cope

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