We exist to serve the uninsured in Aiken County, making certain that each and every person who walks through our doors receives the quality care he or she deserves.
The Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County (CMCAC) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for impoverished, uninsured residents of Aiken County by providing ongoing healthcare in a professional setting.
According to the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, 16.8% of South Carolinian adults are uninsured. In Aiken County, that number is even higher, clocking in at 19% of adults under the age of 65.
It’s no secret that having health insurance increases access to critically important medical care, especially when it comes to preventive services that identify and prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
But not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to affordable healthcare, even with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Though the ACA has made healthcare available to millions of Americans since its passage in 2010, there are income restrictions that prevent many patients from taking advantage of these affordable plans. Many of our patients who come to seek health care from us do not meet the income requirements to access health care through the ACA.
John visited CMC after poor choices negatively impacted his diabetes and consequently, his health. Today, after focused treatment by CMCAC, Perry is in much better health. In fact, his weight has increased from 105 pounds to 154 pounds!
One of the head cooks at a downtown Aiken restaurant is a patient at CMCAC. Though she works part time, her family recipes are regularly on the menu, delighting hungry patrons.
Our patients care about other CMCAC patients. One thankful former CMCAC patient generously gave a donation of $28 so that CMCAC could help someone else in need.