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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, 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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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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BIFMC Drop-Off Location for Florence Relief Items

Categories: News
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic will be collecting donation items to assist in Hurricane Florence Recovery. A drop off bin will be located in front of our clinic at 3226 Maybank Highway, Building #C, on Johns Island for the next several weeks. Please see accepted items from the list below, or Download the PDF Here. **no …

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BIFMC to Host New “Runway” Fundraiser

Categories: News, Other
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is excited to announce the first annual “Fashion For A Cause” fundraiser, to take place at The River Course at Kiawah Island Club on November 9th, 2018, from 11am-2pm. The event will include a runway fashion show featuring boutique clothing lines by Lilly Pulitzer, J. McLaughlin, and Scout & Molly’s Boutique, followed …

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