Free Clinic Eligibility
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC), a free clinic in Charleston, SC, is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides continuing primary health care to uninsured adults who live or work on Johns, James & Wadmalaw Island or Folly Beach. Determining income eligibility is based on household size; an example would be a single-person household with an annual income of $37,345 or less (the gross income level increases by $13,216 per each additional family member.) To qualify for our free healthcare, you must:
-Live or work on Johns, James & Wadmalaw Island or Folly Beach
-Have no health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or VA medical benefits
-Have household income at 299% of the Federal Poverty Level or less annually within a single person household (check here for your income eligibility guidelines ) Are you Eligible? Take our Easy Quiz.[Are you a small business owner on Johns, James, Wadmalaw Islands or Folly Beach? Your employees may qualify. Learn More Here.]
Documents You Will Need to Provide Us
To establish yourself as a patient, you will need to provide The Free Clinic with the following information:
- Personal Identification – one of the following: driver’s license, ID, passport or birth certificate.
- Proof of Residency or Employment on Johns, James & Wadmalaw Island or Folly Beach– one of the following will work: Photo ID with current address, lease, mortgage, utility bill in patient’s name, rent slip, school registration, voter registration, etc.
- No medical insurance or eligibility for Medicare, Medicaid, or VA benefits. [How to Indicate NO HEALTH INSURANCE on Tax Filings]
Prepare for Your Visit
Before you schedule an appointment, you will need to Download and Complete Our Patient Application and bring it with you to the free clinic. Details will include:
- New Patient Instructions
- Medical History Form
- Consent for Treatment
- Patient Application
If we determine you are not eligible for our free healthcare services, we can direct you to other free patient care clinics throughout the Charleston area. For a national Volunteers In Medicine directory, click here.