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Access Kershaw is an initiative led by the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County and funded through the Duke Endowment. Access Kershaw connects individuals with meaningful resources.

We understand what it's like to navigate the many challenges of our healthcare system and other social services. Our resources don't stop at healthcare. We also assist with employment opportunities, housing, access to healthy food, and much more

Access Kershaw staff talk about their roles in connecting clients with needed services. 

 

 

Transitional Care

Jodi Rodgers
Community Care Coordinator

Jodi Rodgers, Community Care Coordinator with Access Kershaw

Transitional Care is the coordination of your healthcare once you leave the hospital. The goal of our program is to provide complete care that may prevent you from being readmitted to the hospital.   

You are eligible to participate in this program at no cost if…

  • you are a Kershaw County resident
  • you have no health insurance AND
  • you are hospitalized or placed under outpatient observation at KershawHealth.
     

 

What can I expect from the Transitional Care Team?

  • A personal coach to help coordinate your medical care after you are discharged from the hospital
  • Prevention of unnecessary hospital readmission through patient education 
  • Help with finding a Primary Care Provider
  • Assistance in managing medications
  • Possible enrollment in other assistance programs
  • Regular contact with your assigned Community Care Coordinator

 

Library Partnership

Kershaw County Library Social Worker

The Kershaw County Library is here to help when you need health care and/or basic needs. Our library social worker assists with a variety of services aimed at improving your health and well-being. All assistance is free and available to the public. Walk-in hours are Tues/Thurs 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM.

Sample Services Include:

Affordable Medical Care

Primary Care Doctor (family doctor)

Affordable Insurance 

Medicaid

Rx Assistance

SNAP (Food Stamps) and other Food Assistance

Vision/Dental Needs

Mental Health Support

Substance Use Support

Basic Needs (Housing, Utilities, Transportation)

 

 

Reasons To Refer to Access Kershaw

  • Primary Care

    Family Doctor

  • Specialty Care

    Medical professionals who specialize in a type of care (i.e. OB/GYN)

  • Food insecurity

    Those who don't have access to food on a daily basis

  • SNAP

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program & community food banks

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • DME-Durable Medical Equipment:

    blood pressure cuffs, scales, diabetic, strips/meters, walkers, canes

  • Clothing
  • Chronic Illness Education / Management
  • Vocational Rehab

    Job skills re-training

  • Domestic Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Transportation Issues
  • Prescription Assistance Programs (PAPs)
  • Welvista – Medication Assistance
  • To get/obtain insurance
  • Literacy or language barriers
  • GED – General Education Development
  • Behavioral Health Needs

    Mental Illness or Substance Use Disorder

  • SSI/SSDI

    Social Security Income/Social Security Disability Income

  • Insurance Navigation

    Assistance communicating with insurance company about benefits

  • Medicare/Medicaid/Private
  • Geriatric Psychiatric Needs
  • Skilled Nursing Placement
  • Assisted Living Placement
  • End of life planning and/or hospice
  • Medication education/reconciliation
  • Legal matters/concerns
  • ID – Identification
  • Driver Training
  • Weatherization and home repairs
  • Exercise Options

 

 

Our Partners


 

 

How to Find Us

Phone: 803-900-1614

Address:

West Wateree Medical Complex

Suite 300 

1165 HWY 1 South

Lugoff, SC 29078

 

 

What You'll Need

FORMS

Eligibility: Items you need to bring

Referral form for partners

AK Client Enrollment form

 

 

Forms

Access Kershaw team luncheon
Access Kershaw team luncheon

The Access Kershaw team enjoys a lunch together.

Call 803.713.0806 to schedule your free healthcare appointment.

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