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Resource Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30333
1-800-232-4636 (Nationwide)
Diabetes Public Health Resources: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/consumer/index.htm

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
1-800-342-2383 (Nationwide)
www.diabetes.org


 

If you need help getting your diabetes medicine or finding a health care provider, you can contact:

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American Diabetes Association (ADA)
(Nationwide)
800) 342-2383
The leading national nonprofit organization providing diabetes information, research, and advocacy to prevent and cure diabetes. The ADA will put you in contact with your local chapter, and link you with excellent diabetes education programs. The ADA also has a list of diabetes specialists for each state.
http://www.diabetes.org

 Welvista
(South Carolina only)
(800) 763-0059 ext. 100
Provides primary health care services and medication to working adults who do not have Medicare or Medicaid, do not qualify for Veterans Health Benefits, cannot afford any health insurance, and meet income guidelines.
http://www.welvista.org


Tri-County Project Care
(Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County only)
(843) 853-3131
Provides comprehensive, affordable health care services for the working uninsured. To enroll, patients must be employed, have no other health insurance, be between 19-64 years old, meet minimum and maximum income guidelines based on family size, and provide proof of income.
http://tricountyprojectcare.org


South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA)
(South Carolina only)
(803) 788-2778
Provides a listing of all community health care centers that provide health care to all based on a sliding fee scale. Most also provide medications on a sliding fee scale. To find the health center nearest you, call the SCPHCA or visit their website and look under the “community hlth ctrs” at the bottom of the page.
http://www.scphca.org


East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO)
(843) 849-9220
A charitable organization dedicated to helping needy neighbors mainly living in the East Cooper area (but clients can come from any surrounding area counties). Med-I-Assist program, free dental clinic, clothing and household furnishings, advisory service. Provides Food Pantry and financial assistance to East Cooper area only.
http://www.eccocharleston.org

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston Coastal Regional Office
(843) 308-9361
Works directly and in collaboration with parish communities and other organizations to serve the needy in South Carolina. Services offered include partial, single and full dental replacements, oral hygeine education, vision program, free wellness clinic, Medicaid application assistance and food pantry for low income senior citizens. See brochure for details.
http://supportcatholiccharities.org


 
 

If you need information on diabetes or a speaker on diabetes for your group, you can contact:

REACH 2010: Charleston & Georgetown Diabetes Coalition
(Charleston or Georgetown County only)
(843) 792-5872
A diabetes coalition working to eliminate the health disparities for African Americans with diabetes by supporting diabetes education, nutrition, and exercise programs, sharing reliable and current information, advocating for positive change in health care systems, and linking people with financial assistance programs for health services.
http://www.musc.edu/reach


SC DHEC Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
(803) 898-0757
Supports community diabetes education, health systems interventions, and coalition development to help reduce the incidence and severity of diabetes in SC. Diabetes Today, an interactive program, introduces community leaders to a program process for addressing community issues related to diabetes.
http://www.scdhec.net/diabetes

Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina
(843) 876-0968
A comprehensive statewide initiative of community outreach programs, health professional education, and diabetes surveillance to improve diabetes in SC.
http://www.musc.edu/diabetes


American Diabetes Association (ADA) (Nationwide)
(800) 342-2383
The leading national nonprofit organization providing diabetes information, research, and advocacy to prevent and cure diabetes. The ADA will put you in contact with your local chapter, and link you with excellent diabetes education programs. The ADA offers high quality diabetes cookbooks, menus, and educational materials.
http://www.diabetes.org


MedlinePlus (Internet)
 A web site of reliable health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Look under Health Topics, then Diabetes.
http://medlineplus.gov


Hands on Health-SC
(843) 792-3303
A consumer health web site for South Carolinians. Links to web sites with good, plain language health and wellness information. Includes Spanish language sites.
http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/

National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
(800) 438-5383
Is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners in efforts to improve diabetes management and outcomes, promote early diagnoses, and prevent or delay the onset of diabetes in the United States and its territories. The NDEP promotes and implements culturally and linguistically-appropriate diabetes awareness and education campaigns, tools, and resources that supports behavior change, improved quality of life, and better diabetes outcomes.
http://ndep.nih.gov/

 


Diabetes Support Groups

Trident Medical Center
9330 Medical Plaza Dr
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 797-4933

This group meets on the second floor of Trident Hospital. Members share experiences about living with diabetes. The group is led by a certified diabetes educator and features guest speakers. The group does not meet in January, July and September due to holidays.

Roper Hospital Diabetes Support Group
316 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 762-9555

Provide support for people with diabetes. The group meets every Tuesday at 3pm - 4pm in Conference Room 1, near the Roper Hospital Cafeteria. Call for further information.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare Diabetes Support Group
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Drive
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 402-1099

Encouragement and support for those with diabetes. Programs feature speakers who can help people cope with their illness. The support group meets the first and third Thursday of every month at 4pm - 5pm in the St. Francis cafeteria. Please call for more information.

Lowcountry Senior Center Diabetes Support Group
865 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412-3107
(843) 762-9555

The support group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call for further information.


  

If you need help with getting a dentist, you can contact:


South Carolina Dental Association
(800) 327-2598
Provides a list of state-wide public assistance dental clinics.
http://www.scda.org/clinics.htm


East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO)
(843) 849-9220
A nonprofit ecumenical charitable organization dedicated to helping needy neighbors mainly living in the East Cooper area (but clients can come from any surrounding area Counties). Free dental clinic.
http://www.eccocharleston.org

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charleston Coastal Regional Office
(843) 308-9361
Offers replacement dental care (partial, single and full) for insured or underserved adults and oral hygiene education, care of dentures and partials and prevention of gingivitis.
http://supportcatholiccharities.org


 

 

 

Pharmaceutical Resources

INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Matches you with prescription drug assistance programs that you may qualify for.

www.pparx.org

1-888-4PPA-NOW

(888) 477-2669

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Needy Meds

www.needymeds.org

(888) 802-2978

Rx Savings Plus

www.rxsavingsplus.com

(877) 673-3688

Together Rx Access

www.togetherrxaccess.com

(800) 444-4106

Welvista

www.welvista.org

(800) 763-0059 ext. 100

Free or Low Cost Medicine

www.freemedicine.com

(573) 996-3333

CO-PAY ASSISTANCE

Co-Pay Relief

www.copay.org

(866) 512-3861

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Help finding government benefits and programsBenefits.gov
Medicaid

www.cms.gov
(or call SC Department of Social Services)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Benefits Services Call Center

(800) 768-5700

SC DHEC Statewide Information & Referrals

(800) 868-0404
Check with drug manufacturers for more discounts and payment assistances

 


  

Useful links for educators:

 American Diabetes Association African American Programs & Materials
Culturally appropriate diabetes education programs and resource materials geared toward African Americans to increase awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and its complications


 Learning About Diabetes
Free low-literacy diabetes self-care resources with colorful illustrations that helps readers better understand this often complex health care problem



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