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Healthcare Intern Confidential: A Summer of Growth

Jul 26, 2021 Comments Off on Healthcare Intern Confidential: A Summer of Growth
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

Never in my life have I been more uplifted by a group of individuals than I have during my three months working at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic as a student intern. Everyone who participates in the clinic is there for a different reason, but they all put their own…

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BIFMC Receives Gold Star Rating from NAFCC

Jul 1, 2021 Comments Off on BIFMC Receives Gold Star Rating from NAFCC
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is proud to receive a Gold Star Standards Rating from The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, According to the NAFC’s website, “The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health…

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Healthcare Intern Confidential: “What’s The Catch?”

May 26, 2021 Comments Off on Healthcare Intern Confidential: “What’s The Catch?”
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

“What’s The Catch?“The perspective of a student intern on the operations of a free health clinic “What are your summer plans?” is a question all students are asked every spring. To my delight, I explain my opportunity to learn from and contribute to the daily operations at Barrier Islands Free…

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BIFMC Offering Free Health Care to Downtown Charleston Hospitality Workers

Sep 16, 2019 Comments Off on BIFMC Offering Free Health Care to Downtown Charleston Hospitality Workers
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

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 the hospitality industry of Downtown Charleston. The HIP [Hospitality Inclusion Project] Initiative will aim to expand patient eligibility and provide…

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BIFMC Featured on ‘Lowcountry Live’

Jun 20, 2018 Comments Off on BIFMC Featured on ‘Lowcountry Live’
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

Representatives of Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic appeared on Charleston’s “Lowcountry Live” on Tuesday, June 19, to help spread the word about their expanded clinic and free health care services. [WATCH] Medical Director Richard Ulmer, and Outreach and Communications Specialist Carrie Moores joined the segment to discuss the mission of…

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Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening

Apr 23, 2018 Comments Off on Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic held a Ribbon Cutting Celebration and Grand Opening on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The Free Clinic recently opened its seven-exam facility room doors to treat even more uninsured adults who live or work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Islands. Surrounded by supporters and community members,…

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Clinic Featured in ‘The Post & Courier’ Article

Sep 5, 2017 Comments Off on Clinic Featured in ‘The Post & Courier’ Article
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic was recently featured in The Post & Courier on Monday, September 4, 2017. The health section top story, “This free clinic on Johns Island sees 350 patients per month. Most people don’t know it’s there,” written by journalist Mary Katherine Wildeman, underscored the constant yet quiet workings…

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Carole McCrary Featured in Volunteer Spotlight

May 30, 2017 Comments Off on Carole McCrary Featured in Volunteer Spotlight
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

Each month, BIFMC shines a spotlight on one of our many exceptional clinic volunteers. From medical staff to voluntary file clerks, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic 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 are cared for and…

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BIFMC Community Pillar Profile: Dr. Victor Agusta

Feb 3, 2017 Comments Off on BIFMC Community Pillar Profile: Dr. Victor Agusta
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

While Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic counts its blessings to receive the voluntary time and dedication of a physician like Dr. Victor Agusta, he is fact is one of those rare humble spirits who considers the pleasure to be all his. “If the Clinic is the miracle,” wrote Barbara Burgess…

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Clinic Volunteer Surge Brings Growth And Optimism

Jan 20, 2017 Comments Off on Clinic Volunteer Surge Brings Growth And Optimism
November 30 @ 8:01 pm

The New Year kicked off with growth and optimism for Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, as January 12 saw the orientation of 11 new volunteer members, ranging from administrative roles to interpreters, nurses and physicians. Several of the new volunteers were local undergraduates, interested in gaining clinical experience prior to…

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