Additional services available at Little River Medical Center go beyond health services. We know that often there are other factors that prevent patients from always “following doctor’s orders.” We provide a number of support services that assist patients in ways that can help improve their health and overall quality of life.
LRMC – Pharmacy provides medications at a very competitive price for both insured and uninsured patients. Almost all medications that a patient may require are available at our pharmacy, including a limited selection of over-the-counter (nonprescription) drugs. Medications not readily available can almost always be delivered to the pharmacy the next business day. Both pharmacy locations are open Monday-Friday and closed on weekends and center-recognized holidays. Please feel free to contact us so that a pharmacy staff member can assist you with questions you may have about your medication or support services we provide.
Chronic Care Management
Our chronic care management program provides support for patients who have been diagnosed with two or more of the following conditions:
- Heart Failure/Heart Disease
- Cancer (Breast, Colorectal, Lung, Prostate)
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Hepatitis (B or C)
- High Cholesterol
- Coronary Artery Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Stroke Nurses provide individualized counseling and health education to help you better manage your conditions and follow your doctor’s care plan. Participants will have 24/7 access to healthcare professionals who work closely with you to develop individual goals to encourage healthy lifestyles. Our team of nurses is here to help you improve your health and better manage your chronic conditions so that frequent hospitalizations can be avoided. The program is a voluntary service provided to eligible LRMC Medicare patients. To learn more or to register for the program, please call 843.663.8297.
Best Chance is a free program that provides low-income, uninsured women access to breast and cervical cancer screening. Services provided include clinical breast examinations, mammograms, Pap tests, and pelvic examinations. If results are abnormal, diagnostic testing and referrals for treatment are provided. WISEWOMAN provides heart disease, stroke and diabetes screening (blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar; height, weight and personal health assessment); medical follow-up; health coaching and lifestyle programs; and referrals to free or low-cost nutrition, physical activity and smoking cessation resources. Both programs are available to qualified patients at Little River Medical Center.
Outreach and Benefit Enrollment
Little River Medical Center provides outreach services to assist individuals in locating and applying for benefit programs to help provide and pay for prescriptions drugs, insurance, medical care, food, housing, and utilities. This service is free of charge. Each member of our outreach team is also a certified application counselor. We can assist residents of South and North Carolina with enrollment on the Health Insurance Marketplace. We can help you find a plan that is in a network with your physicians and covers the health services that you need. In addition to insurance enrollment, our outreach team provides assistance with finding local assistance programs. Services include, but are not limited to:
- Health, medical and long-term care
- Financial and legal planning
- Caregiver resources
- Veterans’ services
- Employment and adult education
- Food and nutrition assistance
- Housing and utility assistance
Outreach will also assist with completing the paperwork for our sliding fee program. We offer a program for individuals and families whose income is 200% or below of federal poverty level. The program allows to base fees for health services on family size and income. You can qualify for up to one year and renew as necessary. To schedule an appointment with Outreach Services, please call the site most conveniently located to you: Little River Medical Center
Reach Out and Read
Reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent can do to foster their child’s intellectual and language development. Early childhood literacy is an essential part of a healthy childhood and it establishes a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. Reach Out and Read integrates parent education about literacy and literacy development into routine pediatric care. Little River Medical Center pediatric providers use their relationship with parents and patient to stress the benefits of reading. Providers incorporate literacy development into routine pediatric care. Each well-child visit is an opportunity for provider and parents to discuss ways to incorporate reading and language development into daily routines. A free, age-appropriate book is given out to children six months to five years of age at every well-child visit so that books become a routine part of family life for our patients.