Your Safety is Our Top Priority

We are practicing social distancing with only six staff members inside the facility. Most patient appointments will be through telecommunications unless needed otherwise. 

We earned a 2020 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free Clinic Quality Standards Program

The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.
NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance. We are excited to have received this top rating highlighting our commitment to providing quality care for our patients. For more information on the NAFC, please visit www.nafcclinics.org

SHIFA Free clinic in collaboration with LAB 24 is offering no cost COVID 19 testing to all community members. We are coming together to offer varied locations and time to accommodate your schedule. Patients of any age will be tested regardless of ability to pay, and no copays will be charged. Pre-screening is not required. Individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to give consent for testing. At each location , testing will be available while supplies last.

Should you be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus even if you’re not feeling sick?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently estimated about 35 percent of people infected with COVID-19 show no symptoms and, among those who do, about 40 percent of transmissions occur before people feel ill.

 

 

Take a self assessment for testing here.

SHIFA FREE CLINIC :

1092 Johnnie Dodds blvd, Suite 108

Mt Pleasant SC 29464

 

COVID 19 testing will be by appointments only. Please choose a time that works for you. Once at the facility you will see signs directing you to the testing site. Please park your car and walk up. Once in the tent you will meet licensed provider who will answer your questions and provide you with paper requisition to fill out. After obtaining your consent will take swab from the nose.

 

  1. Request an appointment at your desired location by filling out simple online form
  2. Choose your date and time
  3. Show up for testing.

Is there any limitations on who can get screened?

Many health experts believe that more people — including those with no symptoms of the virus — need to be tested to help prevent the virus’s spread. For anyone under age 18, a parent or guardian must request the screening.

 

 

What kind of testing will be performed?

Nasal swab PCR testing will be done

 

 

Who will do the testing?

A licensed Nurse will be performing the test on you and will be providing follow up instructions as well.

 

Where will be my specimen sent?

Lab 24 based in Florida will be testing and providing the results. All test kits are provided free of cost by them.

 

How long will it take for the results?

3-5 business days

 

Will I Be notified of the results?

Yes you will receive a call regarding your test results

 

 

How often can I get the test done?

Every 2 weeks

 

What if my test is positive?

Any positive patients are asked to self-quarantine. Lab 24 will notify CDC as well as the state department of health.. A provider  from Shifa clinic will follow up with a telehealth appointment sharing appropriate care plan via telehealth.

Home health guide could be found here

 

In addition DHEC Hot line is available Call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.”

If patient experiences serious conditions, such as shortness of breath, he/she is encouraged to seek emergency medical attention.

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In addition DHEC Hot line is available Call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.”

 

If patient experiences serious conditions, such as shortness of breath, he/she is encouraged to seek emergency medical attention.

What if my test is negative

If you test negative for COVID-19 by a viral test, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing.

 If you test positive or negative for COVID-19, no matter the type of test, you still should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.

COVID-19 Emergency Relief: Food Pantry

You can pick up food after submitting a request. Please fill out the family assistance request form. If you’ve already filled out an application previously, please click “returning applicant” and choose a time.
If you’d like to volunteer, please read through our volunteer page in order to complete orientation and click below for the time slots available.