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McLeod Access Health Pee Dee – Working to Provide Healthcare for Uninsured and Underinsured Residents of the Pee Dee Region

Access Health Pee Dee (AHPD) is a program for residents of South Carolina living in the Pee Dee region who have no insurance, or are underinsured, and need help managing their chronic illness.

Our Mission

The aim of Access Health Pee Dee is to increase the quality of life for uninsured and underinsured patients while finding the patient a medical home, seeking out available resources for the patient and assisting to provide transportation and medication assistance where possible.

What can AHPD do?

  • Help find a family doctor and a medical home
  • Help manage your medical care and medicines
  • Refer patients to programs and services for medical, psychosocial, and behavioral needs
  • Assist with medication assistance programs and transportation for medical appointments

Who qualifies for AHPD?

  • Age 18 and older
  • 2 Chronic Conditions (including 1 Mental Health related disorder or Substance Abuse disorder)
  • At least 1 visit to the ER or admission to the hospital in the past 12 months for treatment of chronic condition(s)
  • Income less than 200% of the poverty level
  • Must have No Insurance or be Underinsured

Chronic Disease Management

Community Care Navigators with Access Health Pee Dee work with patients who have two or more of the following diagnoses:

  • Asthma
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Chronic Heart Conditions (like hardening of the arteries or Atrial Fibrillation “a-fib”)
  • Mental Health
  • Stroke
  • Substance Abuse

Community Partners

Patients who are approved for Access Health Pee Dee are referred to these agencies for management of their chronic illness:

  • CareSouth
  • Circle Park
  • Dillon County Free Medical Clinic
  • Free Clinic of Darlington County
  • Healthcare Partners of South Carolina
  • HopeHealth
  • McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program
  • McLeod Family Medicine Rural Residency Program (Cheraw and Clarendon)
  • Mercy Medicine
  • Pee Dee Mental Health Center
  • TriCounty Mental Health Center

Evidence-Based Model

AHPD Navigators and Community Health Workers meet with patients and/or their caregivers while they are in the hospital or by telephone to:

  • Evaluate the patient’s condition(s) to see if they qualify for AHPD
  • Offer AHPD services to patients who qualify
  • Assess for patient self-management skills and needs
  • Make necessary referrals for any assistance programs and resources the patient may need
  • Refer patient to a local Community Partner (practitioner/agency) for management and follow-up of their chronic illness

Our Community Health Workers and Navigators assist with:

  • Transitions from hospital to home with primary care
  • Follow through of discharge orders and instructions
  • Directing patients and/or their caregivers on managing their healthcare more effectively


Contact Information

Lorene Godbold, LMSW
Assistant Director
(843) 777-5592

McLeod Family Medicine Center
(843) 777-5803
(843) 777-5818

(843) 777-5805

Community Care Navigator
(843) 601-2732
(843) 777-5545

Intake/Mercy Medicine
(843) 777-5810

Access Health Coordinator
Cheraw (843) 320-5699
Dillon (843) 487-1598

Access Health Case Manager
Cheraw (843) 320-3393
Florence (843) 777-5542

Access Health Coordinator
Clarendon (803) 433-3060

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Jacki Lombard
(843) 663-8274