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Meet Steven Lin: BIFMC Student Intern Graduate!

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC) provides free, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services to adults who have no health insurance and cannot otherwise access those services. The Clinic…

How To Improve Health – Without Dieting

Want to improve your health without “dieting”? There are a few great habits you can incorporate into your daily nutritional intake that will reap huge benefits for your body! Number…

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Diabetes Prevention Program Now Enrolling BIFMC Patients

BIFMC will be hosting another round of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) with Lifestyle Coach, Emma Bryan! We are looking for participants for the 2024 Program year! The DPP is…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kelli Parker

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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Meet Emma: BIFMC’s AmeriCorps Student Intern!

AmeriCorps student intern Emma Bryan recently joined the Clinic as part of Access Clinical Education Program (ACEP). This clinical training opportunity will allow for current medical students and aspiring nurse practitioners…

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Upcoming Event: Fashion for a Cause!

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…

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A Dynamic Warm Up for Dynamic Living!

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,…

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

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

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