Statement on Equity and Inclusion
BIFMC is dedicated to fostering greater health equity and bases our best practices on that of Volunteers in Medicine and the National Association for Free and Charitable Clinics, both leading national organizations that are committed to ensuring the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care.
Like our sister clinics across the country, BIFMC values volunteerism, generosity, collaboration and human dignity. We believe that all individuals, regardless of their age, sex, income, education, immigration status, ethnicity, color of skin, religion, gender or sexual orientation should have access to affordable, quality health care.
We utilize community resources and partners in order to provide continuous and necessary medical care without utilizing state or federal resources, and we maintain both staff and volunteers who are able to medically translate for non-english speaking patients.
Additionally, clinic physicians engage in monthly Continuing Medical Education, while all staff maintain on-going HIPAA training while upholding the privacy of and dignity of all patients.