Community Health News

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Important updates about our free community health center services; volunteer and donor spotlights; health articles of interest, and upcoming events.

Coaching for Life: New Diabetic Prevention Program a Game Changer at BIFCM

Categories: News
Margaret Peck, HPEB MPH and volunteer coach at BIFMC, leads the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), which has proven to be effective in reducing the incidence of Type 2 diabetes among high risk individuals. Having served as a fitness nutrition coach helping athletes to achieve their health and fitness goals for many years, Margaret Peck …

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Expands Service Area & Eligibility

Categories: News, Non-Profit
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC), a free clinic in Charleston county located at 3226 Maybank Highway on Johns Island, currently offers free health care services to uninsured adults who reside or work on Johns, James or Wadmalaw Islands; Folly Beach; or who serve downtown Charleston’s hospitality industry. Beginning November 1, 2022, BIFMC is pleased …

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College of Charleston Students Help Promote Free Health Care to Hospitality Workers

Categories: News
CHARLESTON CARES: We recently spoke with Kirsten Snyder, a molecular biology major at the College of Charleston, part time EMT, and newly elected president of C of C’s pre-health club, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED). This year, the club has engaged in an effective outreach campaign to spread the word to area hospitality workers about the free health care available to …

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BIFMC Receives Gold Star Rating from National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Categories: News
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is proud to receive a 2022 Gold Star Standards Rating from The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, According to the NAFC’s website, “The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and …

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Seabrook Racquet Sports Club Hosts Charity Fundraiser

Categories: Charleston Gives, News, Other
Seabrook’s Racquet Sports Club held its largest annual charity event of the year on Friday, March 25th, to support free health care services at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. The event featured over 60 attendants to raise over $10,000 that will go towards the Clinic’s mission of providing free primary care and over 19 sub specialties …

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