Clinic Expands Patient Outreach; How You Can Help

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is poised to meet the demands of many more without health insurance in our community. The catch? Catching them. Engaging in an outreach effort to educate potential patients about BIFMC’s free services, Volunteer Cynthia Cronk hits the streets. The past two years have entailed tremendous growth and publicity for Barrier …

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Surprising Facts about Free Clinics

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Other
More than half of the US population will dip below the poverty line at some point before the age of 65. Many Americans may find themselves without health insurance at one point or another in life – which can be a very frightening experience. Whether a person is in between jobs; works without receiving employee …

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Free Local Services for Furloughed Workers: Updated

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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 widely. This list will continue to be updated for the …

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Ask A Nutritionist: What’s a Reasonable Weight loss Goal?

Categories: Blog, Health Check
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 the new year by setting a New Year’s …

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