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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 2021, receiving a grant award…


A Letter From David Dunlap on the Retirement of BIFMC Medical Director, Richard Ulmer, MD

May 3, 2021 Dear Friends and Colleagues, Our beloved Medical Director, Dr. Richard Ulmer, has made his decision to retire effective September 1, 2021. Dr. Ulmer has served as our…


Moderna Vaccination Drive Up Event 4/22 – 4/24

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic will be hosting a Moderna Vaccination Drive Up event for hospitality workers 18 and older: Thursday, April 22 & Friday 23rd: 10am – 4:30pm Saturday,…


BIFMC Awarded Grant From Medical Society of South Carolina

The Medical Society of South Carolina (MSSC) recently awarded Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (BIFMC) a grant of $8,500, administered through Coastal Community Foundation (CCF), one of many generous awards…


BIFMC Welcomes Nurse Manager, Sue Higgins

An Interview With BIFMC’s New Nurse Manager, Sue Higgins   “I try my best to help and research to see what is best for the patient in order to help…


This #GivingTuesday, Give Local; Give Life

This #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, December 1st) we hope you will join us by donating to our free clinic here, sharing our FB fundraiser with your friends and family, or hosting your own…


BIFMC Recipient of Sisters of Charity Foundation Awards Grant

Our free clinic in Charleston, SC, is able to operate and serve hundreds of uninsured patients who live or work across the Barrier Islands – thanks to the good will…


A Recent Note from BIFMC Concerning Blackbaud Data Breach

  To view a letter that recently went out to donors regarding the Blackbaud data breach, please view our Statement here.              


Free Charleston-Area Resources During the COVID19 Crisis

**This list will continue to be updated: check back for more resources, and please share with neighbors and loved ones** –BASIC NEEDS & RESOURCES– -If you have recently lost your…