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No Patient Turned Away

Chelsea Collins, the social care coordinator at Volunteers in Medicine in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, met with a new patient “Elizabeth” who desperately needed cataract surgery along with treatment for other major health issues. During the patient eligibility...

A Breakthrough in Insulin Access

Insulin is an essential part of treatment for people living with diabetes, but these medications are often difficult for patients to afford.  Free clinics have long been challenged to find no or low-cost insulin for their patients, presenting a significant obstacle to...

“They Cared.” VIM Patient Shares His Story

I’m a professional who moved to the Rice Lake, Wisconsin, area a few years ago.  Due to various circumstances I did not have any insurance once I got here. I thought… I can tough it out and wait until my place of business can afford to get me some insurance. They did...

VIM Clinics Save Lives

Ms. Velma was accepted into the Mercy Medical Clinic last year as an uncontrolled diabetic.  Her first appointment revealed a nasty, open sore on the bottom of her foot, a mouth full of painfully infected teeth, and an immediate need for a heart valve replacement. Ms....