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162 St. Paul Street
Vermont 05401
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Geographic areas served: Volunteers in Medicine will provides assistance to community across the country.

Programs: Volunteers in Medicine is the only national nonprofit dedicated to the development of free health care clinics for the uninsured. VIM clinics depend on local leadership, community organization and sound planning for sustainability. Experienced VIM staff provide assistance and resource materials through each step of the clinic development process.  A site visit is required to assess leadership potential, trouble shoot and further guide the planning process. Each local organizing committee is required to complete a feasibility study to assess the needs and resources of the community to determine the viability of a VIM clinic
VIM clinics emphasize the Culture of Caring treating each person who enters the clinic with dignity and respect. Within this culture, volunteer medical professionals are able to practice pure medicine without the business of medicine and patients are treated as friends and neighbors not a diseases or numbers.

To promote and guide the development of a national network of free clinics emphasizing the use of retired medical and community volunteers within a Culture of Caring to improve access to health care for America's uninsured.
There are currently 96 VIM clinics located in 29 states, providing over 400,000 patient visits to uninsured members of their communities. Over 11,500 medical and non-medical volunteers help staff the clinics and deliver the care. The national VIM office provides support services to open clinics while continuing to assist in the development of additional clinics across the country.

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The list-serve established for VIM clinics is our go to place to connect with other VIMs to see how they handle the problems commom to all free clinics. It's a great resource for us and we are proud to be a VIM clinic... more »
The Heart of Virginia began it's journey towards opening a free medical clinic back in 2009. Our area is one of the poorest and least served in all of Virginia. I found Volunteers in Medicine doing a Google search, how to start a free clinic. I called and the folks at VIM have done a fantastic ... more »
In 2008, we were exploring the possibilities of expanding a local free clinic, Christian Nursing Service, to better serve our community. We had no physician, a poor facility, and no apparent opportunities. We visited the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of Bartholomew County and were impressed. We saw ... more »
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