Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to live in Summerville to get services?
No, our service are available to all, there is no residency requirement.
When do you see patients?
Doors open for registration at 4PM and doctors begin seeing patient at about 5 PM.
Is there a cost involved?
No, are services are provided free of charge to patients who meet eligibility requirements (no insurance and income based upon Federal Poverty Levels – see who qualifies)
What if I don’t have time to eat before coming?
Through volunteers at St. Paul’s Church of Summerville, we usually provide a light meal (sandwich or something like that) to our patients.
Is it for sure that I will see a health care provider?
Generally, yes. However, patients are seen on a first-come, first served bases. The number of patients that can be seen depends on the number doctors volunteering for the evening.
Who qualifies for service?
The clinic provides non-urgent medical care to individuals with low incomes and no health insurance (including private health insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare). For more info, please see our Who Qualifies page.
Do you provide services to children and infants?
Sorry, no. The clinic is unable to provide prenatal and pediatric care. Every effort, however, is made to find help for conditions that cannot be treated by our clinic doctors.
Do you provide services to seniors?
Typically, no. However, we do have some elderly patients who are not Medicare eligible, i.e visiting foreign nationals.
What about women’s health services?
General medical issues, yes. However, the clinic is unable to provide services for female reproductive issues.
What about mental health disorders?
The clinic is unable to provide services for mental health disorders. Every effort, however, is made to find help that cannot be treated by our clinic doctors.
Are prescriptions free?
If a doctor prescribes a medication, every effort is made to prescribe from the $4.00 discount medication list from Wal-Mart, Bi-Lo, Target, etc. If a patient needs a medication that is not on the discount list, the clinic will help them apply for prescription assistance programs. (Our doctors do not write prescriptions for narcotics or any controlled substances.) The clinic makes every effort to assist patients with costs associated with prescription medications. Occasionally, local churches have assisted in paying for our patients medications.
What if I’m not associated with a church?
While MOCS is a Christian faith based ministry, we provide services to all regardless of their beliefs. There is no requirement to be of any faith or religion. All are welcome.
Simply contact us and we’ll answer your questions as promptly as possible.