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South Carolina Lions Foundation and Charitable Services is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of South Carolina residents through their eye surgery program, health screening program, and affordable hearing aid program.

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Eye Surgery Program

The Eye Surgery Program helps financially needy South Carolinians receive eye surgery or limited treatments they need but cannot afford. Qualified applicants receive quality medical treatment with dignity, confidentiality and compassion.

Their staff works hard to make the best use of its funds. Thanks to the generosity of doctors and hospitals across the state, SCLCS pays for services at special negotiated rates for each procedure we sponsor. This allows us to help many more people each year.

The Health Services Program does not consider applications for assistance with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or Lasik surgeries.

How to Access This Program:

Individuals calling the SCLCS Office for surgical assistance will be referred to the program’s manager to begin the application process.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility for this program requires that applicants be uninsured, does not qualify for assistance through any other State, Federal or Social Agency and must meet income qualifications and guidelines. All Health Services programs are on a “first come” basis and all funds for this program are directly through charitable gifts. Should funds be depleted before the application process is completed you may be put on a waiting list.

 

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The South Carolina Lions Charitable Services (SCLCS) Affordable Hearing Aid Program is intended for individuals who lack the financial means to obtain hearing aids. The program is intended to be the “last resort” when all other resources are exhausted.

How to Access This Program:

Individuals calling the SCLCS Office for hearing aid assistance will be referred to the Hearing Aid Coordinator to begin the application process.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligibility for this program requires that applicants be uninsured, does not qualify for assistance through any other State, Federal or Social Agency and must meet income qualifications and guidelines. All Health Services programs are on a “first come” basis and all funds for this program are directly through charitable gifts. Should funds be depleted before the application process is completed you may be put on a waiting list.

 

Health Screening Program

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Since the program began more than 30 years ago, local Lions Clubs have sponsored visits from the Mobile Health Screening Unit in their communities helping to improve the life and health of thousands of our state’s citizens. The Health Screening Unit is on the road serving South Carolina communities by providing free health screenings with a primary focus on screening children in schools. 

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SC Lions Charitable Services realizes that good health is important. Our Mobile Health Screening Unit (HSU) is on the road serving South Carolina communities by providing free health screenings with a primary focus on screening children in schools. 

Variety of preventative health screenings provided:

  • Eyesight (including: Visual Acuity, Glaucoma, and Refractive Measurement)
  • Hearing
  • Hypertension (Blood Pressure)
  • Body Mass Index, Height & Weight
  • Cataract Screening

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Lions Clubs throughout South Carolina schedule and sponsor visits of the Health Screening Unit to schools, festivals, health fairs, community centers, and businesses.

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All Lions Clubs in South Carolina are eligible to sponsor a visit from the Mobile Health Screening Unit. To find a Lions Club in your community, call toll-free: 1-866-32-LIONS (54667) or 803-796-1304 or send us an email.