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Centre Volunteers In Medicine (CVIM)

Rating: 4.96 stars   46 reviews 1,519

Address:

2520 Green Tech Drive Suite D State College PA 16803 USA

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

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814-231-4043
www.cvim.net

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Reviews for Centre Volunteers In Medicine (CVIM)

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to be sure that everyone who qualifies for services is treated at the clinic. It seems that there are many potential patients that are unaware of the services or does not make use of the clinic for unknown reasons. Although the bus line does come to the area, transportation might be a problem for some.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with several volunteer organizations and Centre Volunteers In Medicine stands out among them all. This organization provides excellent medical and dental care in a truly professional and caring manner. All staff, paid and volunteer, are most congenial and sensitive to the needs of the patient and coworker. I have been fortunate to be part of the Medication Assistance Team working with the pharmacutical firms to get free medication for the patients. This is a great assistance to the patients especially those with chronic problems. The six years that I have volunteered at CVIM has returned more reward experiences than the effort that I have made or deserve. I would highly recommend this organization to those in need or those who wish to donate their time as a volunteer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Centre volunteers in Medicine has been a blessing to this community. It has met the needs of many who just did not know where to turn.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Outstanding organization dedicated to the health and well being of our community. They really care!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful organization providing a much needed service with excellence.
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