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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…

Warm Up Before Run

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.

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

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


BIFMC Recieves Over $130,000 from Bishop Gadsden Charitable Fund

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…


Announcing the Retirement of Clinic Director, Brenda Falls

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…


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

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…


Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Expands Service Area & Eligibility

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…