Health care, delivered to Sumter patients via mobile unit


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Like those with other pre-existing conditions, people living with cystic fibrosis are more susceptible to developing complications if they are infected by the new coronavirus.

CF Foundation clinical care guidelines recommend that people aged 6 or older who have CF visit their care center at least four times, receive four sputum cultures and perform at least two pulmonary function tests per year.

With many clinics closed, Prisma Health, the health care system that owns Tuomey Hospital in Sumter, decided to meet its patients where they are and provided these scheduled checkups via a mobile health unit on Tuesday.