Clinic Featured in ‘The Post & Courier’ Article September 5, 2017

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic was recently featured in The Post & Courier on Monday, September 4, 2017. The health section top story, “This free clinic on Johns Island sees 350 patients per month. Most people don’t know it’s there,” written by journalist Mary Katherine Wildeman, underscored the constant yet quiet workings of Free Clinic physicians, nurses and staff as they treat hundreds of patients a month – largely unknown to the greater community.

The article quoted BIFMC Medical Director and volunteer physician, Dr. Richard Ulmer, Board Chairman Dr. Jim Hayes, as well a current patient who credited the Clinic for assisting her with life-saving chronic disease management and medications.

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic’s mission is to “Provide a medical home and continuing primary health care to uninsured adults living or working at or below 200 % of the Federal poverty level on Johns, Wadmalaw or James Island.” Learn more about our eligibility requirements, or find out how you can help via

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