About the Clinic


Taylors Free Medical Clinic is a faith based clinic whose mission is to minister to the mind, body, and spirit of the medically indigent and uninsured of Greenville County. While we strive to show Christ’s love through our daily interactions, none of the clinic’s services are contingent upon our patients affirming or adhering to our Christian Statement of Faith.

Our History

Russell Ashmore and Dr. James Hayes were on a Mo-Med Mission trip in 2003, when they wondered, “If we can do this in South America, halfway around the world, why can’t we do something to help the people in our backyard?”  This very conversation was the seed that was planted that would eventually give birth to what is now the Taylors Free Medical Clinic. Upon their return, a steering committee was formed, in October of 2004 the clinic was incorporated, and we opened our doors on July 28, 2005 and saw 10 patients that night. We now see patients 4 days a week and average over 130 appointments a week.

Alliances and memberships have been established with the South Carolina Free Medical Clinic Association, the National Free Clinic Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association, Access Health Greenville County, the Pharmacy Association of South Carolina, Together SC, the Lions Club, National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI), Volunteers in Medicine, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Greer Memorial Hospital, Greenville Health System, St. Francis Bon Secours, Bob Jones University, Clemson University, and North Greenville University.


Our Staff

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Karen Salerno
Executive Director

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Dr. Rebecca S. Smith
Volunteer Medical Director


Kristi Shockley

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Michele B. Jenkins
Pharmacy Technician

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Clarissa Sullivan
Patient Services Coordinator

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Ashley Frisch


Connie Ashford
Volunteer Coordinator


Rebecca Hucks


Morgan M. Reece
Administrative Assistant


Our Board of Directors

Russell Ashmore - Chairman
Dr. Jim Hayes - Vice Chairman
Allen Hodges, CPA, CGMA - Treasurer

Sonya Ables
Dennis Ballentine
Mike Burns
Larry Copeland
Doris Foster
Richard Hardy

Peggy Harmon
Ben Leaphart
Dick McGaughey
Gwendolyn Mayes
Thomas Strange
Michael Welch