Monday, February 23, 2015

Homeless man in need of medical care- 2/16/15

A Summerville homeless man was recently dealing with a severely infected finger.  The infection had gotten so bad his finger was swollen to twice its normal size.  He was self-treating with no success and when the pain got unbearable he was looking for transportation to the emergency room.  His infected finger did not warrant tying up very expensive emergency room resources.  ARC Change for a Dollar convinced him it was not a good idea to use the ER and offered to take him to a walk in urgent care facility which he agreed to.  The urgent care doctors drained, treated and bandaged the infected finger and prescribed an antibiotic.  Change for a Dollar assisted by paying the doctor bill and the cost of the antibiotic.

Amount: Medical bill and prescription - $238

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