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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…


College of Charleston Students Help Promote Free Health Care to Hospitality Workers

CHARLESTON CARES: We recently spoke with Kirsten Snyder, a molecular biology major at the College of Charleston, part time EMT, and newly elected president of C of C’s pre-health club, Alpha…


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

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is proud to receive a 2022 Gold Star Standards Rating from The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, According to the NAFC’s website, “The…


Seabrook Racquet Sports Club Hosts Charity Fundraiser

Seabrook’s Racquet Sports Club held its largest annual charity event of the year on Friday, March 25th, to support free health care services at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. The…


Clinic Receives Large Grant from Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community

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…



Recently, the Biden Administration opened a public website that offers free at-home COVID tests to the public. Households will be able to order four tests at a time through the website to order their…


Important Update on BIFMC’s Response to COVID-19

NEW: COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR PATIENTS *Currently, all individuals with COVID-19 symptoms will be tested prior to entering the Clinic. Proper masking must be worn inside at all times and is…


A Shot Of Hope: BIFMC Vaccinates Hundreds Across the Lowcountry

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic has safely administered hundreds of Covid-19 vaccines to adults across the Lowcountry – and will continue until the pandemic is brought to an end. While…