Take care this summer!
- Stay out of the direct sun. Seek shaded or air conditioned areas such as libraries or malls when that South Carolina heat gets to be too much. And whenever possible, schedule outdoor events (public gatherings, sporting events) early in the morning when it’s cooler and the air quality is better.
- Drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
- The elderly, small children, and people with chronic health conditions are more vulnerable to the heat. Call and check on friends, family, and neighbors.
- Anyone showing signs of heat stroke (altered mental state, not sweating, nausea) should seek medical attention immediately.
- Never swim alone! Even experienced or strong swimmers might need help, and especially do not leave young children or non-swimmers unattended.
- Encourage children and other non-swimmers to use life jackets or other approved flotation devices.
- Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and both UVA and UVB protection before you go outside, even on cloudy days, and reapply sunscreen after swimming or sweating or after staying outside for more than two hours.
We believe that healthy people make our families and communities grow ever stronger. Our free services help the underinsured, and uninsured, stay healthy and working.
We provide both medical and spiritual support. The Good Samaritan Clinics are a safe place to receive free general medical care, health education, prevention advice, and spiritual guidance.
Volunteers and donors are the heart and soul of our clinics. Through their generosity, we are able to provide medical and dental services in our community free of charge.
We help because, without it, many in our community would be left to suffer and risk their lives out of fear. That’s why, in the spirit of the Good Samaritan, our Clinics provide free medical care to those in need.