There are many ways to get involved with BIFMC.
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, based out of Charleston, SC, provides free health care to low income, uninsured adults who live or work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Islands, Folly Beach, or serve downtown Charleston’s hospitality industry. Our patients are primarily the working poor; many who work long hours – or several jobs – but receive no health insurance through their employers and make wages that fall below 299% of the federal poverty level.
We are able to offer free, high quality health care to our patients due to the volunteer commitment of lowcountry physicians, nurses, and administrative assistants. All funding for the clinic is provided by those in the community who care: nonprofit organizations, local chapters and clubs, places of worship, and every day folk who hold the lowcountry community in their hearts, both near and far.
Attend an Event
Support our annual Golf Invitational, Sporting Clays Tournament, or Fashion Show!
We have many opportunities to volunteer with us, with flexible hours based on your schedule.
BIFMC provides an educational training for select aspiring health care professionals.
If you are unable to make a financial gift, there are important ways you can get involved right now.
Your Gift to the Clinic ensures happier and healthier families across the lowcountry, making our community a better place to live for everyone. But there are so many ways to give and help spread our mission:
Share This Post
Copy this link: https://www.bifmc.org/show-charleston-cares/ and post to your social media channels so others can learn more. Tag #CharlestonCares!
Tell a Friend without Health Insurance About Our Clinic
Start Your Own Fundraiser on Facebook
Anyone can help raise money through Facebook’s new “Donations” feature. Simply click “What’s on your mind?”, scroll down your option list, and select “Donations” at the very bottom. Type in “Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic” and the proceeds raised from your page fundraiser will be donated to BIFMC via Network For Good.
Follow BIFMC on Social Media and Help Spread our Mission
Find our online presence here. Every like, share, or RT helps get the word out about our free health care clinic. You never know who you may be connected to on social media who currently does not have health insurance: Many young people who work in restaurants, area caregivers, and often parents with young families fall into this category. Join BIFMC as a Social Steward and get to work from the comfort of home!
Bring non-perishable, non-expired goods to our Clinic Blessing Box located next to our office at 3226 Maybank Highway on Johns Island.
Print Out Our Informational Cards and Leave Them at Local Venues
Local community message boards, libraries, or other public venues where informational pamphlets are permitted and pertain to eligible adults on Johns Island, James Island, Wadmalaw Island, Folly Beach or downtown Charleston hospitality venues. Swing by the Clinic to pick up official info as needed!
Leave BIFMC a Facebook or Google Review
Your reviews help to inform potential patients about our free services. A Google review will help push our free clinic listing up in search engine rankings so uninsured adults can find our services when in need. Leave a Google review here, or find us on Facebook to provide a rating and commentary.
Host Your Own Party or Event as a Fundraiser
Volunteer, or Pass our Volunteer Information on to a Health Care Professional or Advocate
Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Let us know you’re a BIFMC supporter, and sign up online to receive important updates on the Clinic via your inbox.
Getting the message out is critical to our mission of serving the health and wellness needs of those who live or work across the Lowcountry but cannot afford to put their own health first. Your stewardship of our Free Clinic, whether financially or as a vocal advocate, saves lives. Thank you for your efforts to prove that #CharlestonCares!
- Volunteer SC Licensed Physicians– Medical skills and a desire to make a difference required.
- Volunteer SC Licensed Registered Nurses– Nursing skills and compassion required.
- Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator
- Volunteer English/Spanish Interpreters– Conversational speakers will answer phones and enroll new patients. Fluency and knowledge of some medical terms are needed in the exam room to interpret for doctors and patients.
- BIFMC Social Steward– No time to volunteer regularly but want to help spread the word? Become a Social Steward with us – it’s easy!
- Volunteer Office Staff– Tasks include answering phones, pulling and filing charts, faxing, copying and being responsive to patient needs. Must care about the needs of the uninsured.