Our Mission: Quality & Compassion.

We provide free health care and continuing medical services to uninsured adults who live or work on Johns, James or Wadmalaw Island, who make at or below $24,280 a year for a single person household (see Eligibility Guidelines for family household sizes.)

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Patients Served
Since 2008


Volunteer Doctors,
Nurses & Support


Million Given in
In-Kind Services


Patient Visits
Each Month

Recent News

  • January 17, 2019 05/29/15
    Free Local Services for Furloughed Workers: Updated

    Charleston Cares! In light of the ongoing Federal Government Shutdown, many services in the community are doing what they can to assist those who have been adversely affected by the furloughed work mandate. Please see below for an updated list of Charleston-area services and share …

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Upcoming Event

Volunteer Opportunity: Non-Clinical Patient Navigator Nov 28

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is currently accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Non-Clinical Patient Navigator to assist patients with non-clinical processes related to their medical care and to advocate for patients seeking community and government resources. Deadline to apply TBA.

Volunteer Opportunity: Non-Clinical Patient Navigator

Charleston Cares

  • January 9, 2019 05/29/15
    Ask A Nutritionist: What’s a Reasonable Weight loss Goal?

    Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Setting a lofty New Year’s Resolution? Think again! Have you started off …

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