SC Eau Claire health center gets United Way grant

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers are getting a United Way $166,000 grant covering low-cost medial services for people with chronic health problems.

The Centers operate at 22 sites in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield and Newberry counties.

Dr. Stuart Hamilton is the founder and chief executive of the medical organization and says the grant will help low-income people get medical services as well as discounted lab, pharmacy and behavioral health assistance.

The grant began July 1st and lasts until next June 30th.

Hamilton says the grant provides access to health care for hundreds of people who would otherwise fall through cracks in the system. He says the centers have helped more than 700 people improve their health since the United Way began providing money for the program in 2008.

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