About Us

What We Do

Mercy Medical Free Clinics provide a free medical and dental home to low income, uninsured and underinsured adults without healthcare benefits in Florence, Darlington, Marion and Williamsburg counties using Judeo-Christian principles of love, integrity and compassion.  Our vision is to be the best faith-based quality health care provider in the Pee Dee, and our strong core values that guide us are love, respect, compassion, integrity, cooperation and teamwork.

Who We Are

Mercy Medicine Free Clinic was founded on strong Christian values held by Dr. N.B. Baroody, Dr. Earl Jones, Dr. Myers Hicks, Dr. Harry S. Allen, Jr., Dr. James Owen, and Dr. John N. Thomason, MD.  These founders’ beliefs in providing healthcare to low income and uninsured individuals of Florence and Williamsburg Counties while maintaining Christian principles of love, faith and compassion have guided our path since the clinic’s inception.

On October 25, 1994, Mercy Medicine began operation and saw medical patients every Tuesday morning at the Manna House in Florence, SC.  Four years later the clinic relocated to Lighthouse Ministries, and in 2013 the clinic moved to its current home at 500 South Coit Street. In 2005 under the guidance of Dr. Thad Davis and Charles Greene, the mission was widened to cover basic dental services.  In September 2021, the clinic began accepting patients from Marion County.

The Darlington Free Clinic was established in August 2000, and its mission steadily expanded to include the opening of a satellite clinic in Hartsville on August 29, 2006 to address more unmet needs in the county. On June 20, 2023, the Florence, Darlington and Hartsville free clinics merged to form Mercy Medical Free Clinics.