health care

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

Jun 7, 2022 Comments Off on College of Charleston Students Help Promote Free Health Care to Hospitality Workers
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

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 Epsilon Delta (AED). This year, the club has engaged in an effective outreach campaign to spread the word to area hospitality workers about the…

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Surprising Facts about Free Clinics

Jan 30, 2021 Comments Off on Surprising Facts about Free Clinics
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

More than half of the US population will dip below the poverty line at some point before the age of 65. Many Americans may find themselves without health insurance at one point or another in life – which can be a very frightening experience. Whether a person is in between…

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

Oct 28, 2019 Comments Off on An Author Among Us: Interview With BIFMC Volunteer Bernard Mansheim MD
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

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 Carrie Moores How many years have you been a volunteer with the Clinic? I have volunteered at the free clinic…

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Free Clinic Expands Income Eligibility

Jul 3, 2019 Comments Off on Free Clinic Expands Income Eligibility
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

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 insurance. The free clinic has increased the income eligibility threshold from 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 299%…

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Clinic Partners with Maven Project

Jun 3, 2019 Comments Off on Clinic Partners with Maven Project
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic [BIFMC] is thrilled to announce that it has been selected to participate in the national MAVEN Project initiative. Chosen by both the National Volunteers in Medicine organization and The Maven Project Foundation as one of four free clinics across the nation, volunteer physicians at BIFMC…

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BIFMC Recipient of The Leon Levine Foundation Grant

May 2, 2019 Comments Off on BIFMC Recipient of The Leon Levine Foundation Grant
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

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 2019. The philanthropic foundation, based in Charlotte, NC, considers healthcare proposals from nonprofits improving access to quality care and support services. includes a mission focus…

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Clinic Expands Patient Outreach; How You Can Help

Jan 31, 2019 Comments Off on Clinic Expands Patient Outreach; How You Can Help
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is poised to meet the demands of many more without health insurance in our community. The catch? Catching them. Engaging in an outreach effort to educate potential patients about BIFMC’s free services, Volunteer Cynthia Cronk hits the streets. The past two years have entailed tremendous…

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BIFMC Volunteer, Cynthia Cronk, Receives Charleston ‘Health Care Hero’ Award

Nov 29, 2018 Comments Off on BIFMC Volunteer, Cynthia Cronk, Receives Charleston ‘Health Care Hero’ Award
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic volunteer and ex officio board member, Cynthia Cronk, received the 2018 Health Care Hero award in the category of Volunteer on Wednesday night, November 28th, 2018, during a ceremony at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston. The award, presented by The Charleston Regional Business Journal each…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kiwanis Mitchell

Nov 13, 2018 Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight: Kiwanis Mitchell
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

Each month, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, a free clinic in Charleston, SC, shines a spotlight on one of our many exceptional volunteers. From medical staff to voluntary file clerks, BIFMC is able to provide a warm, caring and expert primary medical home to hundreds of uninsured patients. The residents and workers of our Lowcountry community…

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What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?

Jul 11, 2018 Comments Off on What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?
November 30 @ 8:03 pm

Do you have a doctor’s appointment coming up? You may think that your physician can assess your health just by examining you – but it’s just as important to talk to your physician about your lifestyle during your check up, as well as to ask questions regarding your care, lab…

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