Nonprofit dialysis center opens in N. Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A nonprofit dialysis center opened its doors in North Charleston on Thursday morning.

DCI Archdale is the first nonprofit clinic offered to patients, providing a much-needed resource for those in need suffering with renal failure.

Procedures at the clinic last from three to four hours, and patients will not be turned away if they cannot afford the treatment.

"Obviously if they have insurance we take insurance, but if they don't it's just a process of getting some paperwork out of the way," said Debbie Batten, a nurse manager at the facility.

Much of the clinic is decorated with donated artwork and medical equipment from people in the Lowcountry, and Home Department Manager Cynthia Martin says, all with one goal in mind, "The patient is the reason for our existence and we're a service organization so I think DCI and the community will work will together."

DCI Archdale is located at 53000 Archdale Boulevard, off Dorchester Road near Ashley Phosphate Road.

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