Non-Profit

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Expands Service Area & Eligibility

Nov 2, 2022 Comments Off on Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Expands Service Area & Eligibility
February 23 @ 7:58 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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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 @ 7:58 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 Welcomes Dr. Dave Peterseim As New Medical Director

Sep 1, 2021 Comments Off on BIFMC Welcomes Dr. Dave Peterseim As New Medical Director
February 23 @ 7:58 am

Johns Island, SC, September 1, 2021 – On behalf of the Board of Directors’, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Peterseim, MD, as Clinic Medical Director, effective September 1, 2021. Dr. Peterseim has served as Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeon for Roper St…

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Healthcare Intern Confidential: A Summer of Growth

Jul 26, 2021 Comments Off on Healthcare Intern Confidential: A Summer of Growth
February 23 @ 7:58 am

Never in my life have I been more uplifted by a group of individuals than I have during my three months working at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic as a student intern. Everyone who participates in the clinic is there for a different reason, but they all put their own…

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BIFMC Receives Gold Star Rating from NAFCC

Jul 1, 2021 Comments Off on BIFMC Receives Gold Star Rating from NAFCC
February 23 @ 7:58 am

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is proud to receive a Gold Star Standards Rating from The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, According to the NAFC’s website, “The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health…

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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 @ 7:58 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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Healthcare Intern Confidential: “What’s The Catch?”

May 26, 2021 Comments Off on Healthcare Intern Confidential: “What’s The Catch?”
February 23 @ 7:58 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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BIFMC Awarded Grant From Medical Society of South Carolina

Dec 8, 2020 Comments Off on BIFMC Awarded Grant From Medical Society of South Carolina
February 23 @ 7:58 am

The Medical Society of South Carolina (MSSC) recently awarded Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC) a grant of $8,500, administered through Coastal Community Foundation (CCF), one of many generous awards directed each year toward community-based health programs that improve “health, wellness, and access.” The fourth oldest Medical Society in the…

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BIFMC Installs “Blessing Box” to Aid Food Insecurity

Mar 6, 2019 Comments Off on BIFMC Installs “Blessing Box” to Aid Food Insecurity
February 23 @ 7:58 am

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is proud to become a Charleston Blessing Box location! Located at 3226 Maybank Highway, Building #C (directly to the right of the free medical clinic in a light green cabinet), the community is encouraged to leave non-expired, non-perishable food items or supplies within the storage…

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Donor Spotlight: Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club

Jul 5, 2018 Comments Off on Donor Spotlight: Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club
February 23 @ 7:58 am

Our free clinic in Charleston, SC, is able to operate and serve hundreds of uninsured patients who live or work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Island – thanks to the good will and contribution of our donors. Throughout the year, The Free Clinic will pay tribute to one of our…

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