Little River Medical Center, Inc.

Little River Medical Center Health Care for the Homeless program provides primary care services to individuals who are homeless in Horry County. This service is delivered via a free-standing health center model, outreach at area shelters, a food kitchen, and a mobile medical van.

Services

The HCH program is operated by a full-time, family practice physician, a medical social worker (trained to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment), an outreach van/driver, and support staff. Dental services are provided at two dental sites. The program operates Monday through Friday in a center located near homeless shelters and on designated days at area shelters and a food kitchen. The program collaborates with area agencies and resources to help provide a continuum of care for individuals who are homeless. 24 hour emergency on-call, Asthma treatment, Basic Needs, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental/oral Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Interpretation services, Labs, Medication Prescribing, Medication Dispensing, Mental Health Counseling, Outreach, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in permanent supportive housing, Shelter outreach, STD Testing, Street Outreach, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Tobacco cessation, Transportation services, Urgent Care, Well Child Check-ups, X-rays

Linkages

Little River Medical Center HCH program has linkages with Shoreline Behavioral Health, Waccamaw Mental Health District, Eastern Coalition of Homeless Organizations, Community Kitchen, City of Myrtle Beach, Home Alliance, Grand Strand Housing, and New Directions.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 5,000

Patients served: 2,961