Patient Information: The Free Medical Clinic

1875 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 765-1503

Eligibility to receive services

To receive services, a person needs to meet two criteria:

  1. No health insurance (no Medicare, Medicaid or private health insurance)
  2. Household income at or below 138% of the federal poverty level*

The 2015 federal poverty level is defined as:

  • $1,353/month - 1 person
  • $1,832/month - 2 people
  • $2,310/month - 3 people
  • $2,789/month - 4 people

What you Need to Bring

Individuals need to bring:

  1. Proof of household income (tax return, W-2 statement, pay stubs, earnings letter for social security or disability, UCB-104A form, IRS 4506-T form, most recent bank statement or letter from church, family, etc.)
  2. Patient identification and social security number: Picture ID, valid drivers license, visa, or passport, and Social Security card

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (8 AM - 6:00 PM)
Friday (8 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday- Sunday (Closed)

Services provided:

  • Primary care
  • Limited on-site specialty care (10 specialties)
  • Medications & Diabetic supplies
  • Patient Education
  • Referral to laboratory, x-ray & diagnostic testing
  • Referral to specialty care (24 specialties)

Services not provided:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Abortions
  • Birth control services
  • Routine eye exams
  • Immunizations
  • Health care to pregnant women
  • Physicals/second opinions
  • Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Treatment for Hepatitis

If you have questions, please call 803-765-1503 or email director@freemedclinic.org.