Free Clinic Eligibility

Uninsured- You may qualify for free health care at bifmc.Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC), a free clinic in Charleson, SC, is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides continuing primary health care to uninsured adults living at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level on Johns, Wadmalaw or James Island. To qualify for our free healthcare, you must:

  • Live or work on Johns, James or Wadmalaw Island (inclusive of the following zip codes: 29455, 29487 and 29412)
  • Have no health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or VA medical benefits
  • Have household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (for example: Single adult’s gross monthly income cannot exceed $1,961).

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:

Prepare for Your Visit

Before you schedule an appointment, you will need to complete the following forms (download below) and bring them to the free clinic:

  • 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.