Things may look a little different at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic as of September 28th, 2016.
Partnering with cloud software company Blackbaud, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic recently launched a new, user-friendly website designed to help patients and volunteers learn more about the clinic and make appointments.
Brenda Falls, Director of Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, hopes that the sleek new design will be easier to navigate, bringing increased visitors to the site and informing local residents of the resources they need to determine eligibility, enroll, and make appointments.
“It is our goal to to communicate more effectively with all of our constituents,” Falls states. “We want our current volunteers to stay informed. We want potential volunteers to know more about us and want to be a part of our team. We want new patients to have the information they need to apply for our healthcare services and we want to promote healthy lifestyle information to new and current patients.”
Falls also highlights that the new website will provide up to date information about annual fundraisers while providing an easy platform for potential donors to contribute. A large “Donate” button, visible on the landing page, allows for a quick, easy and secure way to make a direct donation to BIFMC and continue to keep the clinic doors open.
In addition to launching the redesigned website, BIFMC has also increased social media efforts to raise awareness about the free clinic, a primary medical home to uninsured workers and residents of Johns, James, and Wadlamar Islands. You can now find BIFMC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates, health tips, and upcoming events. Charleston Cares, a corresponding health and wellness blog, will also feature news and information concerning general health topics.
BIFMC Marketing and Communications Specialist, Carrie Moores, hopes that these recent efforts will highlight the mission of the clinic and attract new audiences.
“Whether we realize it or not, we all know someone who currently does not have health insurance,” Moores comments. “By increasing our digital footprint, we hope that the message will spread that the community cares, and there is a primary health care home for the residents of Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Islands who need it most.”
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic provides medical care to eligible patients, just like any family practitioner or internist – but it is free. We serve uninsured adults living at or below 200 % of the Federal poverty level who live or work on Johns, Wadmalaw or James Islands. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.