Charleston Gives

Volunteer Spotlight: Kelli Parker

Nov 2, 2023 Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight: Kelli Parker
February 23 @ 9:26 am

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, a free clinic in Charleston, SC, likes to shine a spotlight on our exceptional volunteers! From medical staff to voluntary administration, 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 due to the commitment of our volunteers. This month, we celebrate Kelli Parker! Kelli helps the Clinic with many office responsibilities and the front reception desk.

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BIFMC Recieves Over $130,000 from Bishop Gadsden Charitable Fund

Feb 28, 2023 Comments Off on BIFMC Recieves Over $130,000 from Bishop Gadsden Charitable Fund
February 23 @ 9:26 am

Johns Island, SC, February 26, 2023 – Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of a 2022 Bishop Gadsden Charitable Fund Grant, receiving an award of $130,500. The generous gift from the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community will enhance Barrier…

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Seabrook Racquet Sports Club Hosts Charity Fundraiser

Mar 29, 2022 Comments Off on Seabrook Racquet Sports Club Hosts Charity Fundraiser
February 23 @ 9:26 am

Seabrook’s Racquet Sports Club held its largest annual charity event of the year on Friday, March 25th, to support free health care services at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. The event featured over 60 attendants to raise over $10,000 that will go towards the Clinic’s mission of providing free primary care…

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Clinic Receives Large Grant from Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community

Mar 7, 2022 Comments Off on Clinic Receives Large Grant from Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community
February 23 @ 9:26 am

Johns Island, SC, March 7, 2022 – Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of a 2021 Bishop Gadsden Charitable Fund Grant, receiving an award of $79,000. The generous gift from the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community will enhance Barrier…

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BIFMC Receives $50,000 Grant Award from The Leon Levine Foundation

Jun 22, 2021 Comments Off on BIFMC Receives $50,000 Grant Award from The Leon Levine Foundation
February 23 @ 9:26 am

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as one of The Leon Levine Foundation (TLLF) Grant recipients for 2021, receiving a grant award of $50,000. The philanthropic foundation, based in Charlotte, NC, considers healthcare proposals from nonprofits with the mission to improve access…

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Community Partners: Lowcountry Blessing Box Project

Jun 10, 2021 Comments Off on Community Partners: Lowcountry Blessing Box Project
February 23 @ 9:26 am

Looking for a way to help your community, or in need of supplementing your own pantry? The Lowcountry Blessing Box Project is a great neighbor-to-neighbor effort to provide families with non-perishables, foods and other essential items like diapers, sun screen, and toiletries. The Blessings Box Project aims to decrease food…

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Healthcare Intern Confidential: “What’s The Catch?”

May 26, 2021 Comments Off on Healthcare Intern Confidential: “What’s The Catch?”
February 23 @ 9:26 am

“What’s The Catch?“The perspective of a student intern on the operations of a free health clinic “What are your summer plans?” is a question all students are asked every spring. To my delight, I explain my opportunity to learn from and contribute to the daily operations at Barrier Islands Free…

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Surprising Facts about Free Clinics

Jan 30, 2021 Comments Off on Surprising Facts about Free Clinics
February 23 @ 9:26 am

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…

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The Dignity of Health Care

Dec 7, 2020 Comments Off on The Dignity of Health Care
February 23 @ 9:26 am

What does ‘health care for all’ mean? It starts with emphasizing dignity for those in our own community. As one of 1200 free and charitable clinics across the US, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is a nonprofit organization built up by those in the community, for the community. We run…

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How to Inspire Your Child to Give Back

Nov 5, 2019 Comments Off on How to Inspire Your Child to Give Back
February 23 @ 9:26 am

At Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, we think health care is a family affair – and we love to see the little ones represent for positive action in the community! But how exactly do you inspire your child to ‘give back’? There are many small ways to instill a sense…

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