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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 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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Clinic Receives Large Grant from Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community

Categories: Charleston Gives, News, Non-Profit
Johns Island, SC, March 7, 2022 – Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of a 2021 Bishop Gadsden Charitable Fund Grant, receiving an award of $79,000. The generous gift from the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community will enhance Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic’s commitment …

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FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 RAPID TESTS

Categories: News
Recently, the Biden Administration opened a public website that offers free at-home COVID tests to the public. Households will be able to order four tests at a time through the website https://www.covidtests.gov/ to order their free at-home tests or go directly to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) order form here: https://special.usps.com/testkits. The tests will “typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering. …

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Important Update on BIFMC’s Response to COVID-19

Categories: News
NEW: COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR PATIENTS *Currently, all individuals with COVID-19 symptoms will be tested prior to entering the Clinic. Proper masking must be worn inside at all times and is available onsite if needed. ● Unvaccinated individuals: -Need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours OR be tested on site …

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