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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…


Clinic Closed Until April 1; Consultation Available Via Telephone

Out of an abundance of caution, the clinic will close and reschedule all patient appointments until April 1. Staff and medical providers will be available by phone to patients as…


BIFMC Mourns the Loss of Dr. James M. Hayes; Celebrates His Life of Compassion

The Clinic Family is deeply saddened by the passing of long time volunteer physician and Board Chairman James M. Hayes, MD, who passed away on March 12, 2020. Dr. Hayes…


Free COVID-19 Virtual Screenings Via Roper St. Francis & MUSC

MUSC announced recently that they will be offering free virtual screenings for those who are experiencing coronavirus flu-like symptoms (respiratory infection, fever, cough, flu-like symptoms) or asymptomatic (and have had…


BIFMC Volunteer Physician, Marta Hampton MD, Recognized as Charleston ‘Health Care Hero’

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic volunteer Physician, Dr. Marta Hampton, was recognized as a volunteer Health Care Hero by the Charleston Regional Business Journal on December 4th, 2019, at the…


An Author Among Us: Interview With BIFMC Volunteer Bernard Mansheim MD

BIFMC Volunteer Physician and Author of A Doctor a Day, Dr. Bernard Mansheim, shares his thoughts on on Health Care, Writing, Volunteering, and the Importance of Self Care. Interview with…


BIFMC Offering Free Health Care to Downtown Charleston Hospitality Workers

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is excited to announce that as of September 16th, 2019, all free healthcare services will extend to include low income, uninsured adults who work in…


Free Clinic Expands Income Eligibility

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is pleased to announce that it has expanded their income eligibility – and is now able to accept even more adults who cannot afford health…