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

Free Charleston-Area Resources During the COVID19 Crisis

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**This list will continue to be updated: check back for more resources, and please share with neighbors and loved ones** –BASIC NEEDS & RESOURCES– -If you have recently lost your job you can file for unemployment benefits online through the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce website at https://dew.sc.gov. –Trident United Way provides additional resources for …

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Clinic Closed Until April 1; Consultation Available Via Telephone

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Out of an abundance of caution, the clinic will close and reschedule all patient appointments until April 1. Staff and medical providers will be available by phone to patients as needed, and prescriptions will be filled. See our update: “For the safety of our volunteers and patients, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic has decided to …

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BIFMC Mourns the Loss of Dr. James M. Hayes; Celebrates His Life of Compassion

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The Clinic Family is deeply saddened by the passing of long time volunteer physician and Board Chairman James M. Hayes, MD, who passed away on March 12, 2020. Dr. Hayes joined the free clinic at the time of it’s foundation in 2009, serving as both Board Director and volunteer primary care physician spanning more than …

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Free COVID-19 Virtual Screenings Via Roper St. Francis & MUSC

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MUSC announced recently that they will be offering free virtual screenings for those who are experiencing coronavirus flu-like symptoms (respiratory infection, fever, cough, flu-like symptoms) or asymptomatic (and have had a known exposure). Roper St. Francis has since declared that they will also be offering virtual screenings. In a statement, CEO of MUSC Health, Patrick …

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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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