Representatives of Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic appeared on Charleston’s “Lowcountry Live” on Tuesday, June 19, to help spread the word about their expanded clinic and free health care services. [WATCH]
Medical Director Richard Ulmer, and Outreach and Communications Specialist Carrie Moores joined the segment to discuss the mission of the Volunteers In Medicine clinic and eligibility across the lowcountry, including those who live or work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Islands.
“I’d like to stress that it’s not just those who live on the islands who are eligible for free health care, but also those who work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Island. Many hospitality workers in downtown Charleston, folks in North Charleston also hold jobs on the islands and may be eligible,” said Moores.
Those who may qualify must also currently be without health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare or VA Benefits, and fall at or below 200% of the federal poverty limit – which equates to around $24,280 annually for a single household.
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is a free clinic in Charleston, SC, that provides free medical care to eligible patients, just like any family practitioner or internist. The Free Clinic serves uninsured adults living at or below 200 % of the Federal poverty level who live or work on Johns, Wadmalaw or James Islands. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.