By Carries Moores for The Island Connection
Do you know a practicing or retired RN with time to spare and a will to give back? Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, located on Johns Island, has treated more than 4,000 low-income, uninsured adults across the Lowcountry and needs help in continuing its mission.
The Clinic currently seeks nurse volunteers who have an active South Carolina license – or are willing to apply for one – and are able to use the EMR system. Days and times volunteered are flexible, though the ideal candidate will maintain a schedule of one part-time day per week.
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is an extraordinary example of what can be accomplished when a group of talented volunteers work together. Thanks to more than 138 health care volunteers, nurses and physicians, the free clinic has continued to provide high quality and compassionate primary and specialty care to adults without health insurance for more than a decade. Now located in a brand-new, seven-exam-room facility, BIFMC seeks to expand its volunteer base in order to treat even more adults in the community who are in need of care. The Clinic currently provides eligible, low-income adults with free orthopedics; dermatology; cardiology; gynecology; urology; reproductive health planning, mammograms and screenings; psychiatry; ongoing chronic disease management; labs and imaging; individual nutrition counseling; and more.