Harvest Free Medical Clinic

Harvest Free Medical Clinic

About Us

Harvest Free Medical Clinic is a non-profit Christian organization with 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue code and is recognized as a charitable organization in South Carolina. Established in February 2003, we exist to share the love and the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ by providing free medical care and medications to those without resources to pay. Provision of health care is to all eligible individuals without regard to faith, nationality, creed, or lifestyle.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think..." Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)

In 2006, HFMC moved from our initial site on Midland Park Road in North Charleston to our present location on the property of Detyens Shipyard, Inc., thanks to the generosity and the community spirit of the Loy Stewart family. Our occupancy of their facility has enabled us to extend care to thousands across the Lowcountry. We have no other affiliation with any organization, government body, church, denomination, or business.

HFMC relies almost completely on a volunteer work force so that resources may be utilized to purchase and dispense medications from our licensed pharmacy and to provide lab and medical supplies for our patients. We have developed a model of health care that we believe is cost-containing as well as evidenced-based and thus is efficacious to a large population of patients.

We are funded by individual, corporate, and private organization donors and receive no funding from government agencies. An annual financial statement is prepared for the Internal Revenue Service and access to our revenue and expenses is available to anyone.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide health care to those with no resources to pay, with the following major goals in mind:

  • To glorify God by sharing the love of Christ with all;
  • To prescribe and dispense 99% generic medicines from our own pharmacy and provide brand drugs only when there is no generic alternative;
  • To influence physicians to prescribe generic medicines whenever possible;
  • To develop strategies for health care that balance evidence-based medicine and cost control;
  • To advocate for the poor; to intercede for those who have no voice or no knowledge about entry into an appropriate health care system;
  • To provide most services utilizing a volunteer work force so that resources can be devoted to medical care and medicines;
  • To offer educational training to medical, pharmacy, and nursing students where emphasis is directed to:
    • Listening to the patient
    • Reliance upon physical exam skills rather than expensive lab tests and x-rays
    • Utilizing cost-effective approaches to health care
    • Addressing spiritual needs of patients
    • Highlighting the physician-as-servant model