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

BIFMC Volunteer Physician, Marta Hampton MD, Recognized as Charleston ‘Health Care Hero’

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic volunteer Physician, Dr. Marta Hampton, was recognized as a volunteer Health Care Hero by the Charleston Regional Business Journal on December 4th, 2019, at the Francis Marion Hotel. The award, presented by The Charleston Regional Business Journal each year, “honors the men, women, and service and therapy animals who serve …

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This #GivingTuesday, Give Local; Give Life

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This #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, December 3rd) we hope you will join us by donating to our free clinic here, or hosting your own Facebook fundraiser to support Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic!  We treat uninsured adults who live and work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw islands, Folly Beach, or work in the hospitality industry of downtown Charleston, …

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An Author Among Us: Interview With BIFMC Volunteer Bernard Mansheim MD

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BIFMC Volunteer Physician and Author of A Doctor a Day, Dr. Bernard Mansheim, shares his thoughts on on Health Care, Writing, Volunteering, and the Importance of Self Care. Interview with Carrie Moores How many years have you been a volunteer with the Clinic? I have volunteered at the free clinic for about 4 years. I …

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BIFMC Offering Free Health Care to Downtown Charleston Hospitality Workers

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is excited to announce that as of September 16th, 2019, all free healthcare services will extend to include low income, uninsured adults who work in the hospitality industry of Downtown Charleston. The HIP [Hospitality Inclusion Project] Initiative will aim to expand patient eligibility and provide free healthcare, specialty referrals, and …

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Free Clinic Expands Income Eligibility

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is pleased to announce that it has expanded their income eligibility – and is now able to accept even more adults who cannot afford health insurance. The free clinic has increased the income eligibility threshold from 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 299% as of July 1, 2019 …

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