Homeless health clinic in Charleston receives donations

The health clinic at One80 Place treats 500 homeless patients a year.

A free health clinic for the homeless at One80 Place in Charleston recently received more than $100,000 in donations from different groups.

The TD Charitable Foundation and the Roper St. Francis Physicians Endowment each offered $20,000 to the clinic. Roper St. Francis gave a separate $65,000 donation from the hospital system.

The clinic serves about 500 people per year and costs $250,000 to keep open annually, a spokeswoman for the organization said.

Services at the clinic are only available to residents at the One80 Place homeless shelters. It does not cost patients anything for an office visit.

The clinic is staffed by one full-time nurse, as well as volunteer physicians and nurse practitioners.

“Access to health care is critical in our fight to end homelessness,” One80 Place CEO Stacey Denaux said in a prepared statement. “By providing health care on-site, we are eliminating transportation and other obstacles for our guests, and reducing unnecessary emergency room visits, which save our community resources.”

For more information about One80 Place or to make a donation, go to the organization’s website, one80place.org.

Reach Lauren Sausser at 937-5598.