Charleston Cares

Charleston Cares Blog aims to bring you weekly health tips, heart-friendly recipes, and daily living news. You can find us at or follow updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Tag us using #CharlestonCares or #HIPchs!


Why Doesn’t Every American Have Health Insurance Now?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns, Home Feature
Who exactly are the Americans without health insurance today? Wasn’t the point of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to cover everyone? While the Affordable Care Act has extended coverage to 17 million more Americans, it is estimated that more than 23 million are still without health insurance. Why? The Affordable Care Act is not the …

Read More

How To Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes in Charleston

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Home Feature
It’s no secret that mosquitoes are host to an array of viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and more – and are potentially harmful to the young, elderly, sick and pregnant. But how do you adequately protect yourself from mosquito bites in the Lowcountry? In South Carolina, mosquito season runs regularly from about April until October, …

Read More

Introducing ‘Charleston Cares’, The BIFMC Blog

Categories: Blog, Home Feature
Exciting things are happening at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic! In addition to launching our brand new, easier to navigate website, you can also stay up to date on the latest health news, learn more about our services and volunteers, and follow clinic and community events via our new health and wellness blog, Charleston Cares. …

Read More