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Upcoming Event: Fashion for a Cause!

Sep 28, 2023 Comments Off on Upcoming Event: Fashion for a Cause!
October 3 @ 12:44 am

A Day to Look Good – and Feel Even Better. BIFMC’S Annual Fashion for a Cause and Sip n Shop will take place from 11am -2pm on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at The River Course Ballroom on Kiawah Island. This annual event features a sip & shop, live runway event and fashion…

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A Dynamic Warm Up for Dynamic Living!

Jul 25, 2023 Comments Off on A Dynamic Warm Up for Dynamic Living!
October 3 @ 12:44 am

Hi! My name is Melissa Frank and I am the new Executive Director of Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. I am so excited to be a part of such an amazing organization, and am eager to help expand our services to provide uninsured, low income adults the health care that everyone deserves…

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

Jun 13, 2023 Comments Off on BIFMC Receives $50,000 Grant Award from The Leon Levine Foundation
October 3 @ 12:44 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 2023, receiving a grant award of $50,000.

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BIFMC to Appoint Melissa Frank As Executive Director

Jun 1, 2023 Comments Off on BIFMC to Appoint Melissa Frank As Executive Director
October 3 @ 12:44 am

BIFMC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Melissa Frank as incoming Executive Director, effective June 30, 2023.

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BIFMC Receives Gold Star Rating from National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Jun 1, 2023 Comments Off on BIFMC Receives Gold Star Rating from National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
October 3 @ 12:44 am

BIFMC is excited to have consistently received this top rating, highlighting our commitment to providing quality care for our patients.

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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
October 3 @ 12:44 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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Announcing the Retirement of Clinic Director, Brenda Falls

Jan 10, 2023 Comments Off on Announcing the Retirement of Clinic Director, Brenda Falls
October 3 @ 12:44 am

January 10th, 2023 Dear Friends and Colleagues, Our esteemed Clinic Director, Brenda Falls, has made the decision to retire effective June 30th, 2023. Brenda has served as our Clinic Director since 2011, overseeing the tremendous growth of the Clinic through many milestones and critical advancements during her long tenure with…

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Coaching for Life: New Diabetic Prevention Program a Game Changer at BIFCM

Dec 6, 2022 Comments Off on Coaching for Life: New Diabetic Prevention Program a Game Changer at BIFCM
October 3 @ 12:44 am

Margaret Peck, HPEB MPH and volunteer coach at BIFMC, leads the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), which has proven to be effective in reducing the incidence of Type 2 diabetes among high risk individuals. Having served as a fitness nutrition coach helping athletes to achieve their health and fitness goals…

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Expands Service Area & Eligibility

Nov 2, 2022 Comments Off on Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Expands Service Area & Eligibility
October 3 @ 12:44 am

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC), a free clinic in Charleston county located at 3226 Maybank Highway on Johns Island, currently offers free health care services to uninsured adults who reside or work on Johns, James or Wadmalaw Islands; Folly Beach; or who serve downtown Charleston’s hospitality industry. Beginning November…

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College of Charleston Students Help Promote Free Health Care to Hospitality Workers

Jun 7, 2022 Comments Off on College of Charleston Students Help Promote Free Health Care to Hospitality Workers
October 3 @ 12:44 am

CHARLESTON CARES: We recently spoke with Kirsten Snyder, a molecular biology major at the College of Charleston, part time EMT, and newly elected president of C of C’s pre-health club, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED). This year, the club has engaged in an effective outreach campaign to spread the word to area hospitality workers about the…

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