Place-Based Care: Lugoff
Access Kershaw, a CMC initiative funded through the Duke Endowment, has a main office located at the West Wateree Medical Complex in Lugoff. Healthcare is one thing. Then there is food, housing, and transportation that complicates daily living. Access Kershaw connects Kershaw County residents with the resources they need beyond just medical care. This includes help navigating SNAP, affordable housing, employment resources, and more.
The Access Kershaw office also serves as a satellite to the main campus with CMC nurse practitioners also seeing patients in this location several days a week.
Why Zip Codes Matter
Proximity to resources matters when it comes to health and well-being. Household income varies widely across the county, from near poverty-level to high-income. Poverty is linked to poor health. Almost a quarter of Kershaw County residents do not have health insurance.
Population (2019): 8,243
Median House Hold Income: $58,393
- Access Kershaw: A Community Health Worker is onsite daily to connect patients with life-improving resources such as transportation, assistance with SNAP benefits, job readiness and many other areas of life identified as affecting overall health.
- Diabetes Care: One in ten Americans has been diagnosed with diabetes. This chronic disease is close to home for many of us. CMC is focusing on improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes in our area. The clinic has resources, information, and expertise to help people living with diabetes to lead a healthy life. The Diabetic Circuit Training Program assists CMC diabetic patients with education about meal planning, the importance of exercise, how to live a healthy life with diabetes, and foot care. Through a partnership with SC FoodShare, CMC is able to give diabetic patients access to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables at no charge to the patient.
- Women's Health: Women’s annual health exams are important to detect breast and cervical cancer. Early detection saves lives. Through the Best Chance Network program, CMC is now providing services for women to be screened at the West Wateree Medical Complex two days a week.