Free health clinic prepares for 20th anniversary party

EASLEY — The Samaritan Health Clinic in Easley will be hosting a 20th birthday celebration on June 11.
The birthday bash for the free clinic will take place from 4-7 p.m. The celebration will take place on a lot right next to the clinic, located at 303 Dacusville Highway.
Four local churches will provide entertainment such as singing groups for those who come to the birthday celebration. There will be barbecue for sale for $8, which will go towards helping to fund the free clinic. There will also be snack food such as free cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones.
Regina Reece, executive director of the clinic, is helping to put together the birthday bash for the public.
“It is just such a worthwhile organization,” Reece said. “A lot of people in our community are not aware that we are here. Our patients are finding us, but we want to make sure that the community itself knows that we are here.”
The funds that the clinic will receive from the birthday celebration will go towards medication for patients, pay for the part-time staff of the clinic, and to help keep up with the supplies that the clinic is in need of in order to keep it up and running.
The clinic provides free medical care to the uninsured, low-income residents of Pickens County. They provide free medical exams and free diagnostic testing, which is provided by both Cannon and Baptist Easley Hospitals. The clinic also has a pharmacy on-site which can provide medication to those who need it.
The clinic reaches out to those who are not receiving any type of health insurance and those who fall into the poverty level.
Last year alone the clinic provided 5,058 medical exams along with 26,287 prescriptions to those in need.