Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic opened its doors in late September, 2009, in the medical office of retired Cheraw surgeon, Dr. Ted Coggeshall. We are a faith-based clinic serving the uninsured in Chesterfield County, SC. All staff at Mercy in Me are volunteers. These include doctors, nurses, other medical personnel, office staff, grounds keepers, housekeepers, spiritual counselors, etc. Not one single person is paid to work at Mercy in Me. Every volunteer receives a blessing.
All funding for this Clinic comes from donations and private grants. We do not seek or accept funds from any government entity.
So who are the uninsured? Take a look around. It’s the people you see every day. It may be the hard-working waitress who serves your breakfast at the local diner and then works another job before going home to her children. Possibly, it’s the small business owner struggling to make ends meet or the self-employed carpenter with two decades of work experience. Perhaps it is the seasonal landscaper who comes to your home every week.
Seeing an overwhelming need to provide medical needs to the “working poor”, the Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic was established to offer relief to those who find themselves without health insurance. By providing screening and treatment of minor medical illnesses, medications, and a healthy dose of God’s love and compassion, Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic will provide free, quality health care to the uninsured, while protecting each patient’s dignity and self-respect.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”