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

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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Clinic Partners with Maven Project

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic [BIFMC] is thrilled to announce that it has been selected to participate in the national MAVEN Project initiative. Chosen by both the National Volunteers in Medicine organization and The Maven Project Foundation as one of four free clinics across the nation, volunteer physicians at BIFMC will be provided with the …

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BIFMC Golf Invitational Raises Thousands for Free Health Care

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC), a non-profit organization that provides free health care to uninsured, low income adults who live or work on Johns, James, & Wadmalaw Islands or Folly Beach, hosted their 12th annual Golf Invitational fundraiser on May 13, 2019 at the Kiawah Island Club Cassique golf course. The tournament …

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