To help flatten the curve and prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are several things we can do to keep ourselves and others healthy, and to support the doctors and nurses on the frontlines.
- North Charleston Dream Center Clinic: The Dream Center Clinic (DCC) is a free medical and dental clinic serving the residents of North Charleston, West Ashley and Hanahan. Currently, the medical clinic is open Thursdays 9 – 11 am to refill prescriptions for existing patients ONLY. No testing or new patients will be accepted at this time.
- Give Blood: The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancelations due to COVID-19. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.
If you can give blood, find your nearest Red Cross location.
- Help our heroes! OUR DOCTORS AND NURSES NEED MASKS!
If you run a medical, dental, or veterinary clinic, and are closing or slowing down and have masks, gloves, face shields, gowns, and other personal protective equipment, (PPE), please donate them to your local hospital or clinic.
If you are a non-medical professional and not sick and have surgical masks or N95 masks (often used in construction, landscaping, and manufacturing) you can also donate those to your local hospital or clinic:
Official MUSC donation site is:
The Clinical Science Building
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, SC 29425
Covered curbside service. Open 12:00-4:00 pm daily.
To learn how to make handmade mask covers and shields, visit heroesneedmasks.com/donate.
*For campuses outside the Lowcountry area, check with your local hospital to determine their current needs.
Should I be tested?
If you have been exposed and have symptoms, then you should be tested. People without symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days after exposure. The CDC website lists the symptoms associated with COVID-19 as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
COVID-19 Symptoms and Transmission
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
MUSC and RSF are offering free COVID-19 virtual screening.
- Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC): MUSC Health Virtual Care
- Roper St. Francis (RSF): Roper St. Francis Virtual Care
Anyone with exposure and symptoms can use MUSC.care for free to see if they need testing. Just use the promo code COVID19 at the payment screen. When asked, note your exposure and your symptoms. People without symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days and do not qualify for testing until they have symptoms. If testing is indicated, you will be directed to the MUSC drive through testing center in the Citadel Mall parking lot.” (Roper St Francis offers similar services.)