NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- For the first time in the Lowcountry, area health care and community organizations will be home to a two-day event that will provide free medical and eye care to people in need throughout the area at the North Charleston Convention Center.
The goal of SC Mission 2013: Lowcountry, is to meet the health care needs of people in the community who are uninsured and underserved.
The two-day event will start on Friday at 6 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. On Saturday, the event will run from 6 a.m. until noon.
The primary services that will be offered are medical and eye care for adults ages 17 and older. Medical services will include urgent care, diagnosis of acute and chronic medical conditions and referrals. Specialist services will also be offered, including: podiatry, pulmonology, dermatology, gynecology and cardiology.
Hundreds of clinicians from area hospitals and health care organizations will volunteer at the event including doctors, nurses and optometrists.
Organizers said translators will be on hand for those who need them. No documentation or identification is needed.
People who plan to attend the even should park in Lot E of the Convention Center at 5001 Darius Rucker Boulevard.
Organizers said the services will close when maximum capacity is reached for the event. They are hoping to see 1,200 patients.
For more information, visit the event's website by clicking here.