BIFMC Expands Care to Serve Uninsured on Folly Beach

Categories: News, Other
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce that as of April 1st, 2019, the free clinic will be accepting low income, uninsured adults who live or work on Folly Beach in addition to Johns, James and Wadmalaw Island. The announcement comes on the one year anniversary marking the expansion of the free medical …

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Clinic Expands Patient Outreach; How You Can Help

Categories: News
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is poised to meet the demands of many more without health insurance in our community. The catch? Catching them. Engaging in an outreach effort to educate potential patients about BIFMC’s free services, Volunteer Cynthia Cronk hits the streets. The past two years have entailed tremendous growth and publicity for Barrier …

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Surprising Facts about Free Clinics

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Other
More than half of the US population will dip below the poverty line at some point before the age of 65. Many Americans may find themselves without health insurance at one point or another in life – which can be a very frightening experience. Whether a person is in between jobs; works without receiving employee …

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Volunteers In Medicine Founder, Dr. Jack McConnell, Passes

Categories: News, Non-Profit
Dr. Jack McConnell, founder of the first Volunteers in Medicine free clinic, passed away on February 6, 2018 at the age of 93. Dr. McConnell founded the charitable clinic model in Hilton Head, SC, in 1993, utilizing largely retired, volunteer physicians and staff to serve the low income, uninsured residents of the island. Since the …

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