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Volunteer Health Corps of Batonrouge

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health

Mission: VHC serves in a volunteer capacity as a catalyst to forge partnerships between the private medical community and the public health sector in an effort to minimize delays in treatment, improve access to care for urgent problems, and minimize the use of emergency rooms for chronic health problems.

Results: Benchmarks for 2011 111 volunteers saw 1163 patients for a total of 1953 volunteer hours valued at close to $500,000

Target demographics: Those who have no primary care physician and are relegated to emergency room care. Those under insured and uninsured.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2500

Geographic areas served: Baton Rouge Area

Programs: Tuesday night general medicine clinics-no walk ins-only ER discharge and hospital referrals from social workers Wednesday night orthopedic and rheumatology clinics Medical Reserve Corps-area disaster mobilization resource for physician and medical deployment in emergencies

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a pleasure to volunteer at Volunteer Health Corps. The staff were very pleasant and always upbeat. The staff genuinely cared for their patients. As a volunteer and student, I learned a lot from the doctors, who were eager to teach. This is great facility for the patients that use it and I am happy that I have knowledge of it and was able to experience all that they offer first hand.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The time I spent volunteering at this clinic was phenomenal. The staff was incredibly passionate and helpful. The doctors were extremely knowledgable and the nurses were very caring. This clinic is what this community needs, access to healthcare for the members of the community who are struggling finically. The patients were appreciative for the help they received. I know without a doubt that we improved the quality of peoples lives today.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience, as a Physician Assistant Student, at VHC was wonderful. I got some much needed patient care experience, interactions with physicians and other healthcare providers. I was impressed by the services offered to these patients and the level of healthcare provided. The physicians were friendly, and accommodating to not only myself, but the patients as well. I was really impressed by the facility.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteer Health Corps was an incredible place to work! The staff was so helpful, and the coordinator, Tonya, was so informative and helpful as well. The patients were very appreciative and I love that they had a place to follow up. Would love to come back and help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful non-profit health center. The staff was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them. Tanya, our coordinator, was amazing; she was very patient and informative and kept us moving! The patients were also so thankful for our help and thankful to have a place to go for their medical care. Will be back to volunteer again, LOVED this experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I enjoyed volunteering at this clinic. Tania was very helpful and welcoming, and we all worked well together. I would definitely do this again!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My experience at VHC was very beneficial. The volunteers are great team players and the program serves a variety of patients in the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This nonprofit clinic is very helpful and efficient with the amount of volunteers running it. Everyone plays their role and is a great team member to meet the healthcare needs that these patients need.

Marleigh S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for the first time at the Volunteer Health Corps of Baton Rouge today, and it was one of the best experiences I've gone through. All of the volunteers and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Everyone treated the patients with care as if they had known them for an extended period of time. I will definitely be back to volunteer for the Volunteer Health Corp of Baton Rouge next Tuesday!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteer Health Corps of Baton Rouge is a great place to volunteer and I really enjoy volunteering here. The staff and other volunteers are so friendly and welcoming. It is a wonderful service to the community and I will continue to volunteer here as long as I can!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

VHC has done an outstanding job providing the community with healthcare! It was a wonderful experience as a volunteer and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great to give back to the community and provide them with services that were greatly appreciated! I recommend everyone to try it out, it's a great opportunity! The volunteers are wonderful and very welcoming!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

VHC exceeded my expectations as a volunteer with their wonderful hospitality and care for our community. Baton Rouge needs more organizations like this to show those in need a helping hand.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteer Health Corps of Baton Rouge is an amazing place to volunteer! My first volunteering experience with them was through my school. After my required shifts were completed I asked if I could come back and volunteer on my own. The staff was very excited at my request and they said they would be happy to have me back! It also seems that the clients that they serve are extremely grateful and excited for us to be there. I am very thankful that we have a nonprofit organization that is consistently able to deliver high-quality healthcare to a population that has been historically underserved here in my hometown. If you like working with knowledgeable medical professionals who genuinely care about their clients then you will like the VHC. If you are interested in improving your clinical acumen, then know that the staff will take the time to help you better your understanding of the medical profession including accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and overall well care of their clients. I highly recommend volunteering a shift or two so you can form your own opinion. I promise, you won't be let down... and you never know, maybe I'll see you there!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Registered Nurse and have volunteered for VHC several times since 2015. It is a wonderful asset for the uninsured population of our local community. Patients are able to be seen and followed by a physician for their chronic problems like diabetes and hypertension. Nearly everyone who is working there is a volunteer. There are doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, radiology personnel, social workers and medical students. Although everyone does a wonderful job with very limited assets, I hope that someone is able to help donate supplies and/or medicines this this great cause. Many of the people who go there work, but just don't make a lot of money and cannot afford health insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid. It is a great organization and helps many people in our community!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit foundation. They see patients efficiently and are really doing a great service to the community. This clinic provides an opportunity for healthcare workers to give back as well provide care to people who may not be able to receive care otherwise.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteer Health Corps was a wonderful facility to volunteer for. As a PA student, it was a great learning experience and the staff was very helpful and taught me a lot. They see a lot of patients in a short amount of time and are constantly working to make sure every patient's needs are met

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came into VHC as a PA student volunteering. I have learned so much in the short time that I was here. This is a great organization and a great place for volunteering.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at VHC. I walked into the clinic not knowing what to do or how the place is run. With a quick explanation, the place ran so smoothly and extremely organized. The doctors and other volunteers are extremely kind and knowledgable. I felt extremely comfortable and judging from the patients comments, they do too. Great experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This has been a great experience. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. I would love to come back here anytime!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience at the clinic was wonderful! The staff is so attentive and helpful.