Medical clinic receives diabetic education grant

Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Inc. to implement a diabetic education program.

Staffed by 50 volunteers, the clinic is the only source of free medical care for low-income uninsured adults in Northern Beaufort County.  More than three quarters of the clients at the clinic will not qualify for health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act and will not be eligible for Medicaid because South Carolina has opted out of the Medicaid expansion provisions of that Act.

“We are very grateful for the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s generosity,” said GNMC’s Board Chairman Mike Green.  “A grant that allows us to raise professional standards by improving care to diabetic patients validates our mission and confirms that those of us involved with the clinic are dedicated to providing quality care to the uninsured of Beaufort County.”

For more information, contact Executive Director Carol Waggoner at 470-9088 or gnmc1402@embarqmail.com.

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