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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Community Health Systems, Health, Health Support

Mission: MISSION: Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) will serve and advocate for the medically underserved residents of Centre County, Pennsylvania. BACKGROUND: CVIM is a free-standing, community-based, non-profit organization that has been providing free medical and dental care, medications, and case management services to uninsured residents of Centre County, PA since 2003.

Target demographics: Qualified patients are county residents with no insurance or government-based health coverage, and have household incomes at or below the 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1186

Geographic areas served: Centre County, Pennsylvania

Programs: (1) primary medical care (2) primary dental care (3) case management services (4) medication assistance program

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Extremely well-run: strategically and professionally. Always putting the needs of the patients first by providing a multitude of healthcare services and deeply caring about the individuals served.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with CVIM as a provider and board member for the last several years. This is an incredibly dedicated group that is committed to providing medical and dental care to underserved individuals in Centre County, PA. Discussions at board meetings typically center around how we can be of better service to the community and how we can continue to be good stewards of our resources. Quality improvement and creative innovation are non-negotiable expectations, creating an environment that is both service oriented and exciting for all concerned.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud of the work that Centre Volunteers in Medicine does in our community. Everyone from the staff to the volunteers are so committed to provide accessible, safe care for members of our community who depend on our services. Every decision is made with the patient in mind and how to keep our services available and appropriate in the changing face of healthcare.

Craig B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer chiropractic physician at Centre Volunteers in Medicine, I am privileged to witness the care and compassion of the staff and volunteers on a regular basis. The great people that make up this organization aren't just showing up to do a job, they are fully invested in providing quality healthcare to the medically undeserved. Volunteering at CVIM is truly a highlight of my work week, and I am thankful to be a part of this wonderful organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is incredible. I have been without insurance and thus without healthcare for years due to a myriad of different reasons. I had hit my wall with trying to find coverage and was close to giving up. I'm was frustrated and lost. Then I found CVIM. This organization is a lifesaver. They provide health and dental care. The staff is so incredibly kind and friendly. They are timely. They truly care about there patients. In a country where are hospitals and health care facilities are so full of corruption and try to rip you off at ever turn, CVIM is a godsend in that as they are a non-profit so their doctors and staff truly have their patient's best interests at heart. They are genuine and sincere. I have never feel more comfortable and safe with my healthcare providers as I do at CVIM in my entire life. Places like this are some of the few remaining good things in this country. This place in amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a health care provider in this community for 20 years and would provide free services to my patients who lost their insurance. When I lost my practice and my ability to earn an income I was familiar with CVIM and went to them for help.
The health care I received there is as good or better than what I used to receive paying with insurance and out of pocket. They have treated me with respect and kindness and addressed a lot of my immediate health concerns. If I succeed at regaining a salary, I hope to donate back to them for the great work they are doing.

charlieo553

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy my volunteer work as a receptionist at CVIM. The clinic serves uninsured and underinsured residents of Centre County. Unpaid and paid professionals provide excellent health and dental care. Case managers also connect people to social services and other aid. Everyone offers great care and respect to the patients and does his/her best to be welcoming, accurate, efficient, and to make each person's experience a successful and pleasant one.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I believe that everyone is entitled to quality health care, and that is what CVIM provides for its patients. The volunteers are caring and friendly and make it a pleasure to work there. The staff is available to help with any questions. I worked as an eligibility assistant previously and now volunteer as a receptionist. I feel as though I am making a contribution to our community, and I am always learning. I just wish two things: 1) that we had universal health care in this country, and, barring that, 2) that the agency had all the money, doctors, dentists, nurses, and hygienists that it requires to serve the great community needs.

I really appreciate the opportunity to volunteer for CViM!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CVIM has been serving the residents of Centre County for over 10 years. While it has been a tremendous help for those in need it also serves another purpose- a wonderful place to volunteer. I have been volunteering since shortly after CVIM began and seen it grow to now include dental as well as medical services. Although I do not see clients directly it is very rewarding knowing that I help patients obtain the free medicine they need from the various pharmaceutical patient assistance programs. CVIM is a wonderful, friendly place to volunteer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Centre Volunteers in Medicine is a very caring and professional organization providing medical and dental care for those in need. I am happy and proud to serve as a volunteer for this wonderful group of dedicated personnel.

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Katie129

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The paid and volunteer nurses are the hardest working heroes at Centre Volunteers in Medicine. Every day, they are kind, patient and helpful to the patients, staff and volunteers. I am honored to work with them every week.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began interning for Centre Volunteers in Medicine in May and the experience has truly changed my life. You will not find better people than those who work and volunteer at CVIM. They are truly passionate about helping others, but still somehow find the time to consistently brighten my day. There is no other organization I have enjoyed being a part of as much as Centre Volunteers in Medicine.