CareFirst Carolina Foundation
a foundation dedicated to better health for all of us
CareFIRST Carolina is an independent supporting foundation dedicated to financially supporting the mission of CareSouth Carolina. Together, we provide and improve access to health and support services to those who need them most. It is the first regional foundation to focus on improving the access and the quality of primary health care in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.
A donation to CareFIRST Carolina is directed toward two basic categories: improving access to care for those in need and improving the health of people in care. We are building a healthier community and serving as the catalyst for improving the system of care.
Friends and Neighbors Fund
Approximately half of the patients provided primary care at CareSouth Carolina health centers are uninsured. Many need specialty care (cardiology consults, urology consults, endocrinologists etc) or additional diagnostic services (CT or MRIs). Unfortunately, there is no funding available to pay for these and many other services. The Friends and Neighbors fund was created to fill that void. It provides financial assistance to qualified CareSOUTH Carolina patients for specialty care like Mammograms, pathology testing, specialty OB/GYN care, eye exams, emergency dental assistance, specialty provider consultations, emergency medications and other services for patients in desperate, emergency need. Read More
Miles of Smiles Dental Program
Through the foundation, CareSouth Carolina was able to launch its dental program and is now providing services to children in need who have no other access at schools across the Pee Dee region. They are also providing services at head start centers, disability and special needs centers and other community locations. Due to the dire need in our area, the foundation continues to support the expansion of these services to those who need them most in our communities. Read more
Ways to Give
The CareFirst Carolina Foundation is very fortunate to have the support of hundreds of donors who understand the importance of our mission. From individuals to corporate partners, we are continually honored by the trust that is placed in us and the work that we do together. There are a number of ways for you to make a contribution. Read More
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