5th Annual Spring Fling

Our Spring Fling Fashion Show is one of our annual fundraising events. This year’s theme is Women Helping Women with all proceeds benefitting our various women’s health programs. Sixty-five percent of our patients are women, many who are caring for both young children and aging parents and rarely take time to take care of themselves. This fundraiser will help to develop and create additional funding for our gynecological services. BJVIM has two GYN specialists in Bluffton and we have added GYN services to our Ridgeland clinic once a month. BJVIM works with Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Island Imaging to provide mammograms to our patients. We also work closely with the SC Health Department’s Best Chance Network program and the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country to offer additional women’s services. We plan to continue to grow this program and provide more needed services to the women of our community. The Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) does not charge a fee for patient services and relies solely on donations and grants to fund our healthcare programs.

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An Update on our Dental Project

In December, we received a very special donation from Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Magro to begin a dental program. Since that time we have met with dental supply companies and Joe Fraser of Fraser Construction who will eventually renovate the back two bathrooms into our new dental/hygiene clinic.

This program has the full endorsement of Dr. Casey who is very eager to begin a dental hygiene program. The plans have been reviewed by a number of dentists and fortunately for us we have a volunteer, Linda Wolfe, who has experience with dental clinics and has made some recommendations.

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Next week is National Health Care Volunteer Week

— Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 19-25th —

We dedicate next week to all the BJVIM 100+ strong volunteers who serve the needs of our uninsured patients in Greater Bluffton & Jasper County.

BJVIM is truly a volunteer clinic with 16 departments, 14 of which are managed by volunteers. With your continued commitment in 2019, our volunteers helped to provid 5,500 patient medical visits, 3,161 lab tests, 111 mental health visits, 431 off site diagnostic test, 208 referred dental visits and from our pharmacy filled 7,212,prescriptions! Over 10,000 volunteer hours were logged in.

What an amazing group of people, on behalf of myself and the BJVIM Board of Directors THANK YOU!

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Island Packet | COVID-19: Interview with Kathleen Casey

 

COVID-19: What’s next?
The good and the bad, from a Bluffton infectious disease expert

Buckle up, we’re in for a long and eerie ride with the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s medical advice from a local doctor who ought to know — Dr. Kathleen Casey of Bluffton.

She is the new medical director at the Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine, which uses retired professionals to offer free medical care to the underserved or uninsured.

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BJVIM SPRING FLING BENEFIT POSTPONED

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Due to Gov. McMaster’s state of emergency declaration – the BJVIM Spring Fling Fashion Show and Luncheon has been postponed til Thursday, May 28th  from 11:30a.m. – 1:300 p.m.  The Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine regrets this inconvenience but believes it is in the best interest of all attendees.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE from BJVIM on CORONAVIRUS

Due to Gov. McMaster’s state of emergency declaration, we have now closed the clinic.

Patients may call in to speak to a nurse if necessary. Patients may also call to refill their prescriptions. Prescription pick ups will be on Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 and Thursday mornings from 10-12. We will continue to update this page as we receive new information.

Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

  • WASH HANDS OFTEN
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Stay home while you are sick; Avoid others
  • Cover mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

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International Women’s Day

We are thrilled that our Executive Director, Pam Toney, has been named as a guest on Common Ground Coffeehouse and Market Café’s amazing panel of women for their 2nd annual Making Our Story: Women of the Lowcountry event for #InternationalWomensDay!

In 2019 the BJVIM provided 5,485 patient visits, filled over 7,000 prescriptions, referred 431 patients to outside specialists, performed 1,429 on site diagnostic tests + provided 180 dental visits all with an operating budget of $600,000.00.

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BJVIM Appoints New Medical Director

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kathleen Casey as the new Medical Director, effective January 1, 2020.

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