Community Health News

bifmc news

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

Free Local Services for Furloughed Workers: Updated

Categories: News
Charleston Cares! In light of the ongoing Federal Government Shutdown, many services in the community are doing what they can to assist those who have been adversely affected by the furloughed work mandate. Please see below for an updated list of Charleston-area services and share widely. This list will continue to be updated for the …

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BIFMC Volunteer, Cynthia Cronk, Receives Charleston ‘Health Care Hero’ Award

Categories: News
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic volunteer and ex officio board member, Cynthia Cronk, received the 2018 Health Care Hero award in the category of Volunteer on Wednesday night, November 28th, 2018, during a ceremony at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston. The award, presented by The Charleston Regional Business Journal each year, “honors the men, women, …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kiwanis Mitchell

Categories: News, Volunteer Spotlight
Each month, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, a free clinic in Charleston, SC, shines a spotlight on one of our many exceptional volunteers. From medical staff to voluntary file clerks, BIFMC is able to provide a warm, caring and expert primary medical home to hundreds of uninsured patients. The residents and workers of our Lowcountry community are cared for and kept healthy …

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This #GivingTuesday, Give Back Locally – Help Your Neighbor

Categories: News
This #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, November 27th) 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! [Don’t know how? You can share this one!] We treat uninsured adults who live and work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw islands, providing on-going, high …

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Health In Translation: BIFMC Has One of the Few Clinically Certified Interpreters in SC

Categories: News
At Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, approximately 30% of patients are ‘Limited English Speakers’; primarily Spanish-speaking adults who live or work on Johns, James or Wadmalaw Islands. Many of the Spanish-speaking patients treated at the free clinic work in construction, landscaping, house cleaning, the food and beverage industry and hospitality; as well as those who …

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